One of the Institute's key functions has been to provide students
at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with practice-based
learning opportunities. Our award-winning Team Epi-Aid program,
directed by Dr. Pia MacDonald, has provided 250 students with an
extraordinary range of field experiences which have both served
their educational needs and served the needs of our practice partners
in North Carolina. More...
Historic student-led conference continues to
February 26th almost 500 participants attended the 31st Annual Minority
Health Conference at the University of North Carolina, the oldest and largest
student-led conference of its kind in the country.More...
nice to have a pool of talented students nearby
Earlier this year, the NC Division of Public
Health asked NCIPH to help with their H1N1 Campus Campaign, in
order to increase the numbers of college-age youth who have been
immunized for H1N1 influenza, a virus of special concern to those
under 25. More...
students build bridges from classroom to practice
Since Active Living By Design (ALBD) was launched in
2002, students have been a mainstay of its work. ALBD Director Sarah
Strunk noted, "From the beginning, we recognized we have a responsibility
to support the next generation of leaders in this emerging field. Fortunately,
UNC and the Gillings School of Global Public Health have provided us
with a wealth of talent." More...
Epi-Aid: Learning while helping|
The 2009 national assessment of epidemiologic capacity conducted
by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists shows an erosion
of epidemiologic capacity in state health departments, endangering these
agencies’ ability to carry out essential public health functions.
This epidemiologic need is even more pronounced at the local level. Team
Epi-Aid, an award-winning service learning program administered by the
North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, is helping to fill
that need. More...
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School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
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