The North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s N.C. Center for Public Health Preparedness has launched a new program to aid state and local public health agencies with emergency preparedness and other community-wide public health concerns. The Institute is part of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The new program, called SHARP, for… Read more »

  A message to the School from Dean Rimer Dr. Bruce Carney Chancellor Holden Thorp has announced that he has appointed Interim Provost Bruce Carney, PhD, Samuel Baron Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, to serve as permanent Provost. This is very good news for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and for… Read more »

  July 19, 2013 Researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are helping North Carolinians better prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms through the use of advanced computing technology and collaboration with local and state emergency managers. Dr. Rick Luettich (Photo by Dan Sears) Rick Luettich, ScD, developer of the Advanced Circulation… Read more »

July 18, 2013   Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, are recipients of the 2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 prize to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Shellie Ellis Ellis, doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

July 17, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health biostatisticians have developed a novel approach to analyzing genetic traits in large cohorts. The technique allows researchers to correctly evaluate the associations between genetic variants and disease traits when only the subjects with the highest or lowest trait values were selected in a sequencing study, thereby… Read more »

July 16, 2013 Dr. Linda Adair Dr. Linda S. Adair, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review’s Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement… Read more »

July 12, 2013 More than two million deaths occur each year as a direct result of human-caused outdoor air pollution, a new study has found.Although others have suggested that a changing climate may exacerbate effects of air pollution and increase death rates, the study also shows that previous climate change has a minimal effect and… Read more »

  July 12, 2013 Mary Reid Mary Reid, program coordinator for the Health Care and Prevention concentration in the Gillings School’s Public Health Leadership Program, died June 30 after a brief illness. She was a woman of “delicate loveliness and serene demeanor,” her co-workers say, “but her gentle appearance belied an iron capacity to organize… Read more »

  July 12, 2013 An article published in the July 8 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) describes the development of a new data-mining tool that will improve researchers’ understanding of cancer genetics.   Guanhua Chen Dr. Michael Kosorok The paper, “Biclustering with heterogeneous variance,” is co-authored by Guanhua Chen, biostatistics doctoral student… Read more »

July 09, 2013 A commentary by Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members, published July 9 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, addresses the controversial question of how much medical screening is enough.   Dr. Russ Harris Dr. Stacey Sheridan Authors of the article, “The Times They (May Be) A-Changin’: Too Much Screening… Read more »