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Events / Activities / News / Articles / Books / Videos / Programs

School-to-Prison Pipeline: from Perceptions to Solutions, the 20th National Health Equity Research Webcast, June 3, 2014 (info and webcast) (last year's webcast)

Celebrating the 35th Annual Minority Health Conference and broadcast of the 16th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture (archived webcast) (previous year's conference)

Retrospective on the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, including television ads from the era, posted by the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society:

SPH Events  -  UNC Events Calendar  -  UNC Event Registration  -  Academic calendars

Congress: Trading stock on inside information? CBS 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft reports that members of Congress can legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill. Script for insiders from 11/13/2011 More on CBS Overtime

War on Drugs = Shooting ourselves in the feet? - see President Jimmy Carter's op-ed "Call off the global drug war" in the 6/16/2011 New York Times (read)

Worth re-reading: Lester Thurow, The future of capitalism (vimeo interview by Mary Lou Bigelow) (review by Lawrence Nichols) (more comment) (Paul Krugman vs. Lester Thurow)

This American Life and NPR News special on health care in the U.S. (two shows):  -  "More is less"   "Someone else's money"

Adriane J. Fugh-Berman. The Haunting of Medical Journals: How Ghostwriting Sold “HRT” PLoS Medicine 2010 (Sept 7). Wyeth-Ayerst paid DesignWrite, a medical education and communication company (MEC), to write and submit papers to medical journals as part of promotional efforts for Premarin and Prempro ("The first step is to choose the target journal best suited to the manuscript's content, thus avoiding the possibility of manuscript rejection. DesignWrite will then analyze the data and write the manuscript, recruit a suitable well-recognized expert to lend his/her name as author of the document, and secure the author's approval of its content." from MEDICAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATIONS PLAN FOR THE PREMARIN PRODUCT LINE prepared by DesignWrite for Wyeth-Ayerst in 1996, Ghostwriting 101. Wyeth was subsequently acquired by Pfizer.)

"Immigration court rules state, 'It would offend due process if the immigration judge obtains from the group a "mass silent waiver of the right of appeal."' Nonetheless, Pelletier says, 'I will take their silence as a waiver of their right to appeal, and I will issue an order,' departing the men en masse." p17 in Jacqueline Stevens. Lawless courts. The Nation Nov 8, 2010:17-22. (article)

Domestic terrorism outbreak in Los Angeles.

Joycelyn Elders, M.D. From sharecropper’s daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America, by Joycelyn Elders with David Chanoff. NY, Avon Books, 1996.

Betrayal of trust: the collapse of global public health, by Laurie Garrett.

The Persuaders (PBS Frontline) - Fascinating!  -  Inside Job, a film by Charles Ferguson.

The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio, by William J. Bernstein. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002, ISBN 0071385290, 9780071385299, 240 pages (see also The Investment Answer by Daniel C. Goldie and Gordon S. Murray)

Poverty dramatically affects children's brains     (More reports on disparities)

Dreams from my father, by Barack Obama.

Not Yet Rain, produced by IPAS

The courage to lead: One man's journey in public service, by Howard N. Lee. (Howard N. Lee Institute)

The Motivator: The Business of Selling Hope, award-winning film documents a weekend in the life of international motivational speaker Victor Antonio [González] as he travels from his home in Georgia to deliver a keynote in front of 2500 guests at a national conference in Philadelphia. The film marked the directorial debut of South Florida filmmaker Dan Perez,

The Stewardship Report "Connecting goodness", an on-line newspaper by Jim Luce that covers Faces, Issues (Business, Children, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity, Education, Environment, Eyewitness, Health, Opinion, Politics, United Nations), World Affairs, Lifestyle, and the Arts (artists, culture, dance, film, fine arts, literature, music, museums, theater).

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Community

Our Town Chapel Hill (e-newsletter)

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Fun

EpiGrad Today the epidemiology graduate’s fashion magazine

Alibabba and the Magic Mouse Pad (UNC Department of Epidemiology faculty skit from yesteryear)

Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD) the ongoing chronicle of life (or the lack thereof) in grad school, by Jorge Cham (Science 27 March 2009;323:1668-69).

Web Side Story CollegeHumor's first Broadway musical since (LOL)Cats.

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Global health

ASHOKA - nuturing social entrepreneurs

Rx for Survival - WGBH short videos

UNC-CH collaborations in Malawi

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Handy links for Quick Reference

UNC Libraries   (Health Sciences Library)
Carolina Digital Repository  -  UNC Virtual Museum
 -  UNC Digital Commons  -  Digital NC
UNC IT Technical Assistance  -  SAS Knowledge Base  -  UCLA IDRE Resources to help you learn and use SAS
Bartleby.com online reference books, including Gray’s Anatomy and William Strunk, Jr. The elements of style.
Royalty-free photos for lecture slides and websites from Federal government agencies and Creative Commons
Videos from Science Magazine
Medicare information from  -  Consumer Reports   and the  -  Medicare Rights Center
PolitiFact.com - Pants on Fire statements

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Information resources

Academic Earth, free video courses from leading universities

NC LIVE offers the people of North Carolina online access to complete articles from over 16,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias, indexing for over 25,000 periodical titles, access to over 25,000 online print and audio books, and hundreds of PBS video files including Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz, selected episodes from American Experience and Frontline and (soon) children’s series Cyberchase and Liberty’s Kids. (Link for UNC access to NC Live video files

EurekaAlert, news releases on science and health topics (AAAS)

Consumer Reports WebWatch is the Internet integrity division of Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of of Consumer Reports magazine and ConsumerReports.org.

FactCheck analyzes assertions and ads by both sides in the presidential campaign (for example, the infamous “bridge to nowhere”)

Finding funding sources and awards made (UNC Research & Economic Development)

National Library of Medicine - Health Services Research and Public Health

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

Health data tools and statistics

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Jobs and Career (and fellowships)

UNC Epidemiology financial aid information

Science careers from the journal Science includes career advice, tools, how-to guides, and the Minority Scientists Network

UNC University Career Services and Carolina Jobs Program (includes part-time jobs)

UNC General Alumni Association career page (access requires a GAA user ID and password)

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health careers services including information on permanent and temporary jobs, internships, fellowships, grants and awards, and international opportunities

Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at one time had a register for graduate research assistant jobs

A few of the many sources of public health and research jobs at UNC and environs

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Life

Transcendental Meditation (TM), Consciousness, and the Science of Creative Intelligence

D.G. Martin - political wisdom that's probably good for many settings

Review in the Financial Times of HAPPINESS: Lessons from a New Science by Richard Layard, 2005.
   “Transcripts from the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures, March 2003

Why we must ration health care” – by Peter Singer, New York Times Magazine July 15, 2009

TheClassicalStation.org (WCPE Radio, classical music 24/7)

Metropolitan Opera (Live broadcasts in HD)

TIAA-CREF
   The importance of asset allocation

Can you afford to retire? (PBS Frontline)

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North Carolina

Digital NC

Radio In Vivo: Your Link to the Triangle Science Community (WCOM-FM 103.5, Carrboro NC). Program archive has interviews with dozens of scientists and public health leaders.

NC Division of Public Health
      State Center for Health Statistics and related sites
      Epidemiology Section
      Mercury levels in fish, NC

Tar Heel bus tour: 10 years of taking new faculty to North Carolina

A consumer’s guide to health insurance and health programs in North Carolina (NC Institute of Medicine)

North Carolina Progress Board – Interesting data and recommendations for North Carolina (e.g., Information Portal and State Data)

A History of. Dental Public Health in North Carolina – by Jean Spratt, DDS, MPH and John Pendill, DDS. Presented at the 2008 NC Statewide Dental Public Health Conference, July 16, 2008.

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Organizations

Alan Guttmacher Institute

American College of Epidemiology - Presentations from the 2012 Annual Meeting

American Public Health Association

American Social Health Association

The Carter Center

The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights.

Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play (G.A.S.P.)

Global Health Council

The Nation

Population Reference Bureau

Physicians for Social Responsibility

SIECUS
The Kinsey Institute
(Other sexuality sites: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/, www.sexetc.org, www.seriouslysexuality.com)

Southern Poverty Law Center

UNAIDS

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Skills

William Strunk, Jr., The elements of style

Ask Dr. Math

Coursera - college courses without the cost, grief, and credit!

epidemiolog.net - epidemiology learning resources

Khan Academy - former hedge fund analyst Sal Khan's project to educate the world - thousands of 12-minute lectures on arithmetic, algebra, biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, developmental math, differential equations, economics, finance, geometry, linear algebra, pre-algebra, pre-calculus, physics, SAT preparation, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and more. (PBS Newshour program)

Editor's Tips - NIH Presentation On "Talking Science" Gives Tips and Checklist for Giving Good Talks (Epidemiology Monitor) NIH direct link (slides, video)

UNC Odum Institute

UNC Writing Center   (Help for hire editors)

Literature searches, Web 2.0, Email (see "Online Instruction")

Manuscript reviewer guidelines (from Elsevier)

MIT's Open Courseware Project - 2100 courses taught at MIT and available free online

(more . . .)

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Transcendental Meditation and Consciousness

The Transcendental Meditation Program official site
David Lynch Foundation - healing traumatic stress and raising performance in at-risk populations
TM Home - everything you ever wanted to know about Transcendental Meditation

Assorted links:
      Brain Plasticity and Transcendental Meditation with Dr Fred Travis , Majestic Theatre Boston
      The Key To Health And Happiness: A 'Lost' State of Consciousness?, Jeanne Ball, Huffington Post July 15, 2011
      Jeanne Ball: How [George Harrison] Transformed The Beatles
      Celebrities and TM, New York Times March 18, 2011
      Women professionals talk about their experience with Transcendental Meditation:
            Media gallery   Jannette Gordon   Marnie Abramson   Oprah Winfrey  

      Martin Scorsese on his TM practice: "It’s made a difference", 12/13/2010
      Russell Simmons: Happiness and Transcendental Meditation  -  More  
      Hedge fund manager Ray Dalio: "I started meditating over 35 years ago, and I would say TM is the single most important reason for whatever success I've had."
      Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director of Women’s Heart Health at NYC’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
      Dr. Oz on Transcendental Meditation

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation
      Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - the seven states of consciousness (15 min.)   Part 2 (15 min)   Part 3 (10 min)   Part 4 (11 min)   Part 5 (11 min)
      Maharishi explains why he left the Himalayas to teach
      Maharishi speaks to Harvard Law Forum (1968) (58 min; audio improves after first 10 min.)

More testimonials:
      Springli Johnson, school administrator,       Claudia De Narvaez, college student,       Thomas Tomaselli, anesthesiologist,       Caterina Tomaselli-Roesler, Lawyer,       Jane Lazzareschi, travel agent,       Hloni Maseko, college teacher, Johannesburg,       Sy Migdal, retired English professor

David Lynch Foundation: programs for schools, American Indians, veterans, the homeless, prisoners, globally. David Lynch Foundation Television
     David Lynch Foundation Hosts Gala for Soldiers at Fort Hamilton
      On December 13, 2010 the David Lynch Foundation hosted the second "Change Begins Within" benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Russell Brand, Clint Eastwood, Mehmet Oz, Katy Perry, Russell Simmons, David Lynch, and other very special guests participated in a a very different and exciting evening.
     June 8, 2011 benefit gala in Washington D.C.The David Lynch Foundation held a benefit gala in Washington DC with filmmaker David Lynch, CNN anchor Candy Crowley, and psychiatrist Dr Norman Rosenthal to highlight the successes of two of the Foundation's key programs: "Operation Warrior Wellness" for veterans who suffer from PTSD and "The Quiet Time Program" for students who must overcome the ravages of acute stress in order to learn and succeed in life. Highlights included emotionally charged videos of meditating students and veterans, a lively, compelling conversation between Candy Crowley and David Lynch, and a fascinating discussion by Dr Rosenthal of new research documenting the wideranging benefits of TM practice for all areas of life.
     3rd annual Change Begins Within gala with Ellen Degeneris, Russell Brand, Jerry Yellin, James Dierke (former Middle School Principal of the Year), Carlos Garcia (past Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District), Martin Scorcese, David Lynch
     National summit on student health & education: Quiet Time in the classroom, October 16th, 2008, NYC
     National Summit: the Quiet Time Program, October 23, 2012, Paley Center for the Media, NYC (Excerpts, 10 min)
      ”Resilience, the Brain, and Meditation”. May 3, 2012, Washington D.C.
      Benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn, Bettye LaVette, and Jim James (April 4, 2009) [Click concert link for performance; click name for interview]
      (more event replays)

Meditation Improves Performance at Military University” (Norwich University)
Confined For Cause: From Kids to Citizens in the City of Children” (Belo Horizonte, Brazil; produced as an academic project - 35 minutes) (Visit by David Lynch)
TM in the Schools” (NBC Today Show, 2 Sept 2003; avec sous-titres en français)
Transcendental Meditation Appears in the Classroom” (NPR Day to Day, 27 August 2007)
TM and ADHD” (nonpharmocologic management of ADHD) - pilot study with 11 middle school students. (news release)
PTSD & The Brain: How TM can help” by Gary Kaplan, Aug 16, 2011 (Veteran David George speaks out about PTSD at the launch of Operation Warrior Wellness )
Only Higher Consciousness Can Transform Our World” Dr. John Hagelin   Video overview of Dr. Hagelin's distance course Foundations of Physics and Consciousness (45 min)
Dr. Norman R. Rosenthal speaks about his book Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation, about TM's potential to help people psychologically, to relieve stress and distress in all the many forms in which it occurs.
Consciousness, creativity, and the brain” David Lynch’s talk at the University of California, Berkeley. (Conferencia por David Lynch en Boston (con subtítulos en español)
Does the college experience damage your brain?”First Annual National Brain Conference at the Maharishi University of Management
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the origin of thought (2:34)
Maharishi, what is the settled state of mind — is it 'transcendence'?” - Excerpts from an interview with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Science of Mind magazine, November 1993.
The Flow of Consciousness: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Literature and Language - A New Collection of Maharishi’s talks—from 1971 to 1976 Edited by Rhoda Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., and Susan Anderson, Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management Press, 2011.

Beneficios de Meditación Trascendental en Escuelas de Reino Unido
Que es Meditación Trascendental? En menos de 4 minutos (Canal MT)
Introducción a la Meditación Trascendental, con subtíltulos en español (John Hagelin, Norman Rosenthal)
Maharishi en Lake Louise, Canada - Comenta Sobre Meditación Trascendental, con subtíltulos en español
Curso de iniciación a la meditación transcendental (2011)
Foro sobre Meditacion Trascendental para Profesionales y Lideres Empresariales y de Gobierno (con John Hagelin, traducido al español)
Meditazione Trascendentale
TM is taught, in a standardized manner, throughout the world. As a single example, here is an article and 14-minute video about a program at a girls school in Thailand (the video is in Thai, with English subtitles).

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UNC

SPH Events  -  UNC Events Calendar  -  UNC Event Registration  -  Academic calendars

Carolina Digital Repository  -  UNC Virtual Museum  -  UNC Digital Commons

UNC channel on YouTube [link]

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health channel on YouTube [link]

Some UNC Department of Epidemiology history (under construction)

Professor Emeritus Berton H. Kaplan, Department of Epidemiology, talks about his own and the Epidemiology Department's history (interview with Vic Schoenbach)

(new) Sherman A. James, now at Emory University, talks about his own and the UNC Epidemiology Department's history (interview with Bill Jenkins)

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Vic scrapbook

Publications, reports, presentations, interviews, etc.

Appreciations and awards

  • American College of Epidemiology award for leadership and distinguished service, 2004 [plaque]
  • Appreciation for 21 years of teaching EPID168: Fundamentals of Epidemiology [plaque]
  • Appreciation from UNC-SPH Minority Student Caucus, 2007 [plaque]
  • Honorary membership in the Frank Porter Graham Graduate & Professional Student Honor Society, April 2008 [certificate] [program notes]
  • Appreciation from UNC-SPH Minority Student Caucus, 2009 [plaque]
  • Appreciation from Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI), 2010 [certificate]
  • Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Health Disparities Keynote Lecture (about) 2012 Lecture 2013 Lecture
  • MLK "Unsung hero" award from UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA), 2014 [news release] [event program]

20th century video snippets   EPID Dept Christmas Skit [more]

Photos from the 1970s   London   Carrboro

Some of my contributions over the years

Faculty profile

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Potpouri

Foldit enables you (or your children) to contribute to science by solving puzzles

Retrevo manuals, reviews, and ratings of consumer electronics (PC Magazine, Jan 2008)

Songza (PC Magazine, Jan 2008)

TV Trip (PC Magazine, Jan 2008)

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