Honoring veterans by listening

Remembering veterans and those we loved Someone spoke on NPR recently about how military personnel were treated differently in earlier wars than they were during Vietnam and are now. He said we are more likely now to distinguish between those who serve in the armed forces and the nature of… Read More

Yes, more gun violence

Surely, there is room for compromise On Sunday, Nov. 5, another peaceful, normal routine was disrupted, and a place of solace was turned into a killing field. Predictably, some people again called for better regulation, while others said that “the problem is not the gun; it’s the mentally ill person… Read More

Swimming with whales

November 6, in conjunction with the annual American Public Health Association meeting, the Gillings School hosted a reception for alumni and friends at the Georgia Aquarium. I stayed at a hotel close enough to… Read More

Health equity event a huge success in Chapel Hill

23rd annual National Health Equity Research webcast Last Friday, we hosted the 23rd annual National Health Equity Research Webcast in Chapel Hill, N.C. It was an awesome event involving an onsite audience of about 200 people, more than 700 online participants and four impressive speakers, as listed below: Paul Cuadros,… Read More

Our killing fields

Las Vegas hits close to home When the news about Las Vegas broke, I decided that I was not going to write about another American gun-infused tragedy. I felt the resignation and frustration about which Steve Israel, a former congressional representative from New York, wrote in a New York Times column… Read More