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School News

School News May 16, 2012   For more information on these topics and other news, please see www.sph.unc.edu/news_events.   Behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening Stephanie Wheeler, PhD A new study from UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention examines behavioral factors that may influence whether people pursue colorectal cancer screening and identifies strategies… Read more »

School faculty and staff recognized for service to Humphrey Fellowship Program

School faculty and staff recognized for service to Humphrey Fellowship Program Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have received teaching awards and another eight were recognized for their service as advisors to the 2006-2007 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, based in the UNC Department of Public Policy.The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings… Read more »

Changes to Master’s Programs Effective Fall 2006

Changes to Master’s Programs Effective Fall 2006 December 20, 2005 <font=12> In order to conform to new CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation standards, many master’s programs in the School of Public Health will be revised. A minimum of 42 credit hours is now required for professional master’s degrees. Although both Department of… Read more »

School mourns passing of Mary Bobbitt-Cooke

School mourns passing of Mary Bobbitt-Cooke August 20, 2010 Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, MPH, retired director of the N.C. Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at her home in Hillsborough, N.C. Ms. Mary Bobbitt-Cooke A 1986 graduate of the UNC public health school’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education,… Read more »

Hannah Saunder’s MSPH Technical Report Defense

Hannah Saunder’s MSPH Technical Report Defense December 07, 2005 Hannah Saunder’s MSPH Technical Report Defense is scheduled for December 6th at 9:00AM in 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center. Full details follow.Inactivation of Adenoviruses type 5 and 41 by Low and Medium Pressure UV Light Abstract UV technology is a promising candidate disinfection technology for compliance… Read more »

Leading the way

Leading the way April 28, 2008 School programs focus on creating leadership opportunities for working public health professionals While every academic program at our School embraces leadership development as a principal foundation, several special programs provide specific opportunities for leadership growth. Some offer distance education opportunities for working public health professionals. Others prepare mid-career professionals… Read more »

Summer 2009 – UNC SPH students making a difference

Summer 2009 – UNC SPH students making a difference September 02, 2009 <div”> By Y. Koltun <div”> <div”>   Scott Ickes collects data in Uganda. Scott Ickes, a doctoral candidate in the Nutrition Department, spent the summer in Uganda where he worked with UNICEF and collected data for the final portion of his dissertation study…. Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have… Read more »

Heart Healthy Lenoir kicks off in Kinston

Heart Healthy Lenoir kicks off in Kinston July 06, 2010 More than 100 community members, policymakers, health care providers and business owners joined researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University on June 29 to kick off the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project in downtown Kinston, N.C.   Heart Healthy Lenoir is a $10 million, five-year… Read more »

Nutrition’s Campbell awarded NIH Challenge Grant to bring HOPE to eastern North Carolina

Nutrition’s Campbell awarded NIH Challenge Grant to bring HOPE to eastern North Carolina November 19, 2009 Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $954,000 National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant to provide support to low-income women in rural eastern… Read more »