HSL Exhibit marks 75th Anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

A new exhibit near the South Columbia Street entrance of the Health Sciences Library marks the 75th anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, themed, “From the Well to the World.”

HSL Exhibit marks 75th Anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health click to enlarge Items from the exhibit were featured at the School's anniversary celebration on Friday, April 17.
HSL Exhibit marks 75th Anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health click to enlarge Items from the exhibit were featured at the School's anniversary celebration on Friday, April 17.

The exhibit highlights the history of the School with photos and information on former deans, descriptions of the evolution of each department, historical publications, artifacts and more. The exhibit is on display until June 7, 2015, the official anniversary of the School. Items from the exhibit were featured at the School's anniversary celebration on Friday, April 17.

Some the featured publications include issues of the Carolina Public Health Magazine, the newsletter The Body Politic, and printed student and faculty directories. Several alumni of the school are included, such as presidents of the alumni association and alumni with military service.

The exhibit highlights leaders from the School including Daniel Alexander Okun, Sc.D, former chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, who was also internationally known for leadership in water management and supply, pollution control, reclamation and reuse, and watershed protection issues. Okun’s papers are available in HSL Special Collections.

Additionally, a Bean Machine (aka Quincux or Galton Box), used by former dean and founding chair of the Department of Biostatistics, Bernard Greenberg, PhD,  is on display in the exhibit.

Finally, the marker for Trailer 39, where Dennis Gillings, PhD, of the Department of Biostatistics began his career in 1971 with his colleague Gary Koch, PhD. Trailer 39 was located in a parking lot behind Rosenau Hall and gave rise to the work done in Koch’s Biometric Consulting lab and the independent consultations that grew into Quintiles.

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