Posts By: Matt Cheek

UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program

  The UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program in the Gillings School of Global Public Health works to understand how environmental influences like obesity affect the susceptibility to basal-like breast cancer and to inform premenopausal African American women of that risk.     News     Remembering Dr. Keith Amos – UNC has… Read more »

September 24 – September 30

September 24 – September 30     This Week in Global Health is a weekly newsletter published by the Office of Global Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contact Us | More Information If you have an item to submit for the newsletter,… Read more »

September 10 – September 16

September 10 – September 16     This Week in Global Health is a weekly newsletter published by the Office of Global Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contact Us | More Information If you have an item to submit for the newsletter,… Read more »

Child Health Enhanced Role Nurse Challenge Process

Enhanced Role Nurses (ERN) who do not meet the required 20 hours of approved continuing education hours and 200 hours of clinical practice per two year rostering period must complete the challenge process to be rostered. Only rostered ERNs may provide and bill for pediatric preventative services. Application Challenge candidates will complete a Challenge Application… Read more »

H1N1 Flu Response

The Institute and the NC Center for Public Health Preparedness are compiling resources and trainings to answer your questions about swine flu. Additions will be made to the list continually, so check back frequently. The Gillings School of Global Public Health has links to additional information about swine flu, including updated travel restrictions and recommendations,… Read more »

McGrew chosen for highly prized Barr award

  Photograph, Charles McGrew   Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. McGrew was honored at the School of Public Health’s Foard Lecture, held April 14 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. McGrew, deputy director and chief operating… Read more »

Oberlander and Hassmiller Join HPAA Faculty

  The Department of Health Policy and Administration has added two faculty members to its staff. Jon Oberlander, PhD, was named associate professor. Oberlander holds a joint appointment with the Department of Social Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and has been a research fellow for the Sheps Center for Health Services Research since… Read more »

Dr. Weathers to serve on National Advisory Council on Migrant Heatlth

Andrea Weathers MD, MPH, DrPH, MCH Assistant Professor, has accepted the invitation of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Leavitt, to serve a 4-year term on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. The Council advises the Secretary on policies to increase the effectiveness of migrant health centers in delivering primary… Read more »

Gatti Receives a Fellowship for Graduate Environmental Study from the US EPA

Daniel M. Gatti Dan Gatti (PhD, Rusyn Advisor) was awarded an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship for his proposal entitled “Genome-wide in-silico modeling of liver gene regulatory networks.” The EPA STAR Fellowships are highly competitive awards made once every two years to a select group of students nationwide. The purpose of the fellowship… Read more »