Posts By: Emily Wiggins

Grant will develop indicators of effectiveness for post-disaster recovery efforts

  December 14, 2012 A natural disaster devastates a community. In its wake, people return, aid comes in and rebuilding begins. But as lives, buildings and services are reconstructed, what benchmarks let everyone know that the recovery underway is effective?   Dr. Jen Horney That is the focus of a new study by Jennifer Horney… Read more »

School celebrates Public Health Thank You Day

  November 16, 2012   Research!America and other leading public health organizations have designated Monday, Nov. 19, as Public Health Thank You Day, a day on which to recognize health-related research, education and service.   Dr. Anna Schenck   Anna Schenck, PhD, associate dean for practice at Gillings School of Global Public Health, composed an… Read more »

Thomas to lead MEASURE Evaluation, UNC’s largest grant program

November 08, 2012 Dr. Jim Thomas James C. Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has been appointed director of MEASURE Evaluation, a project within the Carolina Population Center (CPC).   In 2008, the United States Agency for International Development… Read more »

MCH faculty members co-wrote AJPH Paper of the Year

  November 05, 2012 Two maternal and child health faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health, authors of a paper published in the June 2011 American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), received the journal’s ‘Paper of the Year’ award at the annual American Public Health Association awards ceremony on Oct. 30, 2012, in… Read more »

PK Sen honored as featured speaker at Pfizer Colloquium

  Dr. PK Sen Pranab Kumar Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be the featured speaker at the 23rd Pfizer Colloquium Series at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. The two-day event begins Thursday, Nov. 1. The Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians… Read more »

Herring presented with APHA’s distinguished Spiegelman Award

October 31, 2012 Dr. Amy Herring Amy Herring, ScD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the prestigious Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) statistics section. Herring was recognized Oct. 30 at APHA’s 140th annual meeting and exposition in San Francisco. The award is named… Read more »

AJPM supplement features Active Living by Design grant program

  October 28, 2012 The Active Living by Design grant program, funded from 2003 to 2009 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is featured in the November supplement of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Vol. 43, Issue 5, Supplement 4).Developed in partnership with Transtria LLC, a public health research and consulting company, the journal… Read more »

Using calcium supplements won’t improve bones, study finds

October 26, 2012 Boosting calcium intake, especially from supplements, won’t improve bone mass, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (PDF). Dr. John Anderson John J.B. Anderson, PhD, nutrition professor emeritus at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the study, which assessed benefits of… Read more »

Rhodes selected for School’s staff excellence award

  October 26, 2012 Sherry Rhodes, director of student services at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is recipient of the School’s 2012 Staff Excellence Award. Rhodes accepted a plaque and monetary award at a ceremony on Oct. 23 in the School’s Armfield Atrium.   Sherry Rhodes The annual award recognizes an employee whose… Read more »

Rhodes selected for School’s staff excellence award

  October 26, 2012 Sherry Rhodes, director of student services at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is recipient of the School’s 2012 Staff Excellence Award. Rhodes accepted a plaque and monetary award at a ceremony on Oct. 23 in the School’s Armfield Atrium.   Sherry Rhodes The annual award recognizes an employee whose… Read more »