Welcome back students!

Welcome back students!


Welcome to our ~1050 returning students and our ~540 new students!

I was so pleased to meet some of you on Saturday at the “Supporting Diversity at SPH” orientation and on Monday at the “School-wide Welcome” for new students that was organized by Assistant Dean for Students, Felicia Mebane (on right extending her hand) and her team (Office of Student Affairs). I am so impressed by the enthusiasm, commitment and curiosity our new students showed.

meeting-dave2.jpgsph-sg2.jpgWe’re committed to the full expression of diversity—race, ethnicity, gender, age, country of origin, sexual orientation, political views and disability.

We’re a tolerant school with a track record of civil discourse (unlike those health care town halls!). We don’t tolerate intolerance.


As a dean, I’m accountable. Public health is grounded in diversity, and we want to be more diverse. Help us!

I’m looking forward to Thursday’s “BSPH Welcome/Welcome Back” event.

To all SPH students


I hope your year at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is an exceptional one. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me (brimer@unc.edu) and let me know about your successes and concerns.  Most of all, enjoy your time here, including our incomparable Carolina fall! Go Heels!

Happy Monday.


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