Posts By: Emily Wiggins

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

Pesci named School’s communications director

September 06, 2012 David Pesci, director of media and public relations at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., has been named director of communications at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. David Pesci During his 11 years at Wesleyan, Pesci participated in a wide variety of communications initiatives involving external media, the university’s website and… Read more »

Preventive oral health program improves quality of life and often is cost-saving, study finds

August 28, 2012   A program that invests in preventive oral health care for young children at risk of dental disease not only improves overall oral health of the general public and likely improves quality of life for families but has a good chance of paying for itself in reduced hospitalizations and future dental costs,… Read more »

School awarded $1.2 million EPA grant to continue computational toxicology research

  August 27, 2012   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Dr. Fred Wright The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant for research conducted by the Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology. Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve as… Read more »

Hatcher receives 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Sarah M. Hatcher (MSPH, Stewart Advisor) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for 2012.    This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. GRFP Fellows receive three years support, an… Read more »

Health-E-NC project receives University Cancer Research Fund support to improve cancer survivorship

  August 09, 2012   Researchers from UNC’s schools of public health, medicine and nursing received more than $200,000 in funding from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) for two related projects that aim to improve both cancer survivorship and communications between primary care providers and oncologists.The researchers are affiliated with Health-E-NC, a statewide effort… Read more »

Chinese public health delegation visits UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

August 08, 2012 Eleven deans and professors from six top medical and public health schools in China met Aug. 1 with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members and students to learn about innovations that could improve their curricula. The China Medical Board arranged for the study tour, which included only three stops… Read more »

Early treatment could mean greater earning potential for people with HIV

  July 31, 2012 Dr. Harsha Thirumurthy In a first-of-its-kind health campaign in Uganda, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show that adults with HIV who had less severe infections could work more hours per week, and their children were more likely to be enrolled in school.The finding, led by Harsha… Read more »

Poison center data play vital role in predicting methadone-related deaths

July 26, 2012   Nabarun Dasgupta A new report, published by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, shows that data from national poison control centers may provide the best indicator of deaths by methadone overdose in the United States. Methadone is an opioid linked to 30 percent of deaths attributed to prescription painkiller… Read more »

Marshall selected as IPRC director

  July 26, 2012   Dr. Steve Marshall Stephen W. Marshall, PhD, has been named director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, effective Aug. 1. Marshall is professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and has an adjunct appointment in UNC’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science. He has… Read more »