Posts Tagged: graduation

Welcome new leadership at the National Cancer Institute; Fears of a budget cliff at the NIH

After months of whispers and rumors, finally, it was announced last week that Harold Varmus, MD will become NCI’s new director this summer. It’s the first time a former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) takes over an NIH institute. It’s a good thing. Dr. Varmus understands NIH,… Read More

Commencement: the journey continues

SPH Commencement Saturday at 1pm, those of us on the stage (including our fabulous faculty, student leaders, commencement speaker and others) looked out upon hundreds of beaming faces as family and friends watched expectantly for their very special graduate to enter elegant Memorial Hall. The procession of graduates signaled the… Read More

Holiday blog—wishing you all great holidays

Saturday was a beautiful, crisp winter day in Chapel Hill, with just a hint of the light snow from the day before. Sunday was winter commencement – always fun to see the joy the event brings students and their family and friends. It was great to see public health students… Read More

Keeping the public healthy

On the election front The election field is getting smaller, but the stakes are getting higher for the public’s health. I hope we can talk openly as a school and public health professionals about who is likely to keep the public healthiest, to paraphrase an important report. Will any candidate… Read More