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 representativeĀ from New York, wrote in a New York Times column… Read More

Ending DACA: A terrible idea

The wrong thing to do IĀ had a fantasy last weekend as the media kept reporting that the president would announce an end to the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. I fantasized (in retrospect) that his exposure to the people of Houston, in their time of distress… Read More