Category Archive: Public Health

In the aftermath of violence…again

Death in the midst of prayer Over the past several years, we’ve seen mass shootings in churches, synagogues and mosques. But the horrific scale of violence wrought by a single gunman in two different Christchurch mosques is almost unimaginable in scale and fury. How could one human being so wantonly,… Read More

Global students impress

American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) meeting held at the Gillings School Friday afternoon, Jan. 25, I had the true joy of speaking to an auditorium full of smart, passionate, energized students participating in the annual regional AMWHO conference, a weekend-long event hosted this year by the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter… Read More

Disposition of a statue

December 14, 2018 The statement below reflects my personal opinions and does not represent the position of the Gillings School of Global Public Health or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is longer than most of my Monday Morning posts – the topic is complex. First, I… Read More

Human Rights Day 2018

Human rights are a public health issue I was reminded recently that today, December 10, is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The person bringing it to my attention was Benjamin Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, adjunct professor of health policy and management in the Gillings School and… Read More

Gratitude for Gillings Public Health

Thanksgiving 2018 In this message, I share observations from our annual World of Difference event, held November 8. The World of Difference dinner is our thank you to donors who generously support students, faculty… Read More