Emeritus Founder and Director of CGBI Dies

Miriam portraitIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Miriam H. Labbok, our dear friend and fearless leader here at the institute and a visionary inspiration to many across the globe. Miriam passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 13th, 2016. A memorial service was held on August 15th, 2016. See the links below for more about Miriam’s life and how she was a special influence to so many. Thank you.

Gillings School of Global Public Health’s press release

Tribute from CGBI’s new director, Catherine Sullivan

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action’s Tribute Page

News & Observer Obituary

For those who wish to donate in her memory, there is a specific fund that Miriam established/bequeathed. It can be found by going online, https://give.unc.edu/ and entering Miriam’s name in the “search funds”  tab. The Miriam Labbok Program Research CGBI Acceleration Endowment Fund should pop up.

We are grateful that Miriam was able to be celebrated on May 23, 2016, for the occasion of her retirement and the 10 year anniversary of CGBI. Please click here to see the photographs and view the program of that event. Miriam was indeed honored and blessed by many that day – and her smiles show it!

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