Posts By: Emily Wiggins

Communication with non-diabetic family members may be key for African-Americans with diabetes

October 26, 2012   A new study published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine examines interactions between African-American adults living with diabetes and their non-diabetic family members. A key finding describes ‘family diabetes silence’ as stemming from unresolved family conflict, role confusion and concerns about not knowing what to say to family members… Read more »

School researchers to present at ScienceWriters Conference 2012

October 24, 2012   Two members of the epidemiology faculty at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are presenters at the 2012 ScienceWriters Conference, held Oct. 26 – 30 in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Dr. Ralph Baric Dr. Steve Wing Ralph Baric, PhD, professor, will discuss “New vaccines I: Synthetic biology and the fight… Read more »

AJPM paper addresses exertional heat illness and death among high school athletes

October 23, 2012 A study led by UNC doctoral student Zachary Kerr analyzes the causes of exertional heat illness and death among high school athletes and lists measures that can be taken to help prevent them. Zachary Kerr Kerr is a graduate research assistant in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology…. Read more »

Vizuete receives $50,000 award from the NSF I-Corps

October 22, 2012 Dr. William Vizuete The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) has awarded $50,000 to William Vizuete, PhD, and his team to develop a company that will commercialize a patented air pollution technology developed at UNC laboratories. Vizuete is associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Bill Friday, UNC president emeritus, dies at 92

October 15, 2012 William Clyde Friday, JD, who served as president of the University of North Carolina from 1956 to 1986, died on University Day, Oct. 12. He was 92. So many will miss his loyalty to the state and University he loved, as well as his wit, compassion and ever-centered sense of justice.Mr. Friday… Read more »

Cohen elected to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2012 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields… Read more »

Postdoctoral student receives grant for patient-reported outcomes research

September 25, 2012 Ashley Leak, PhD, RN, Cancer Care Quality Training postdoctoral fellow in health policy and management, was awarded $25,000 by the not-for-profit organization Health Assessment Laboratory (HAL) to support her work on patient-reported outcomes research.   Dr. Ashley Leak Leak, who is also adjunct assistant professor in the UNC School of Nursing, works… Read more »

Barbara Tyroler lends artwork to School for atrium display

September 21, 2012 Have you passed through the School’s Armfield Atrium recently and felt that someone was watching you from above? If so, you’re not paranoid – someone’s really watching. The mysterious eyes peering from their second-floor vantage point belong to a child in Beijing, photographed by artist Barbara Tyroler.   The artwork is included… Read more »

UNC institutes sponsor free screening of water crisis film

September 20, 2012 The Water Institute, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will co-host a free screening of Last Call at the Oasis on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.   Other UNC sponsors are the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI),… Read more »

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation honors maternal and child health project leader

  September 20, 2012   Jacqueline (Jackie) Quirk, RN, BSN, CCHC, project coordinator for the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, has received a lifetime achievement award from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. The resource center, based in Raleigh, is a project of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department… Read more »