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SPH Partners with Schools of Nursing and Social Work to Provide Service to Coastal MS Communities

SPH Partners with Schools of Nursing and Social Work to Provide Service to Coastal MS Communities The Public Health Leadership Program in the School of Public Health is once again partnering with the Schools of Nursing and Social Work to provide services to the coastal areas of Mississippi still recovering from the disaster of Hurricane… Read more »

Bender receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Bender receives Fulbright Scholar Award <b”>   Deborah Bender, PhD Deborah Bender, PhD , research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award. Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange… Read more »

NCI Grant Allows Assistant Professor Megan Lewis to Delve Deeper into Spousal Communication

NCI Grant Allows Assistant Professor Megan Lewis to Delve Deeper into Spousal Communication May 13, 2005 For about 10 years, HBHE assistant professor Megan Lewis has been researching the impact of spousal (or, more precisely, domestic partner) communication on health behaviors. Now, because of a major grant from the National Cancer Institute, she has the… Read more »

David Pinksy Named President of Tighe & Bond

David Pinksy Named President of Tighe & Bond April 19, 2006 Westfield, MA, April 19, 2006. – At the firm’s recent Board of Director’s Meeting, David Pinsky (MSENV, ’83) was elected President and Chairman of the Board of Tighe & Bond, a civil/environmental engineering and consulting firm headquartered here. Pinsky assumed the role from retiring… Read more »

Nutrition student becomes first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipient

Nutrition student becomes first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipient August 02, 2012   Carmina G. Valle, MPH Nutrition doctoral student Carmina G. Valle, MPH, has been selected to receive a competitive $5,000 award for her dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Valle, a student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Ramaswamy among recipients of Teaching Innovations Award funding

Ramaswamy among recipients of Teaching Innovations Award funding December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel… Read more »

Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults

Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults November 10, 2010 Dr. Gordon-Larsen Obese adolescents are 16 times more likely to become severely obese by age 30 than their healthy weight or even overweight peers, according to a new study led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings… Read more »

School news

School news November 29, 2010 For more information on these topics and other news, please see sph.unc.edu/comm/sph-news/.   School sponsors oil spill forum Although April’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico did not affect the North Carolina coast, it provided opportunity to evaluate local, state and federal readiness. More than 130 participants at… Read more »

NCIPH partners on model CHA collaboration in Wake County

NCIPH partners on model CHA collaboration in Wake County This year, some of the state’s leading medical centers joined forces to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) in Raleigh and the surrounding urban and rural areas of Wake County. Matt Simon, Research Associate and GIS Analyst at NCIPH, trains volunteers to conduct community health… Read more »