Posts By: Matt Cheek

UNC honored for commitment to diversity

From UNC News… The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of 53 colleges and universities nationwide that were honored recently for commitment to diversity. Dr. Archie Ervin, UNC’s associate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs, accepted the award for the University recently from Minority Access Inc., a nonprofit education organization that supports… Read more »

Tilson receives leadership award at Pacific Drug Safety Summit

  Hugh H. Tilson, MD, DrPH, has been honored by the drug safety firm, BioSoteri Inc., with its first Pacific Drug Safety Summit Leadership Award. Tilson, adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and senior adviser to the Public Health Grand Rounds, a program co-sponsored by the… Read more »

New book teaches practical business skills to public health professionals

The University of North Carolina School of Public Health and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School have announced the publication of Public Health Business Planning: A Practical Guide, a step-by-step manual for planning effective business strategies for public health-related programs. Authors of the book include Stephen N. Orton, PhD, Anne J. Menkens, MA, and Pamela Santos,… Read more »

Institute launches ambassador project

This summer Institute staff are piloting a new program aimed at improving customer service by learning more about our main customers–local health departments in North Carolina–and their needs related to NCIPH services. Says deputy director Dorothy Cilenti, herself a former county health director, “The goal of the Ambassador Project is to strengthen relationships and promote… Read more »

Preventing arsenic-induced birth defects

As featured in the latest NIEHS Research Brief and this month’s NIEHS Environmental Factor, research led by Dr. Rebecca Fry has shown that blocking the glucocorticoid receptor pathway in a chick embryo model prevents birth defects induced by exposure to arsenic. These findings were the result of a novel systems biology approach combining computational analysis… Read more »

McGavran-Greenberg Room 1302

Room’s Instructional Video   Room Equipment Instructions Rooms and spaces     Seating Capacity: 18 LCD Projector:   Eiki LC-X42N Room Computer:   Lenovo ThinkCentre Windows 7; Microsoft Office Suite; Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Real Player; Windows Media Player; Quicktime; Adobe Reader; Flash Player; First Class; SAS; ArcGIS Overhead Projector: Reserve through AV Services Audio… Read more »

October 29 – November 4

October 29 – November 4     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 »

February 25 – March 3, 2013

February 25 – March 3, 2013         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… Read more »

February 28-March 6, 2011

February 28-March 6, 2011       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 »

PHLP student, alumnus lead award-winning county health department

Chris Dobbins and Allyson Cochran (third and fourth from left, respectively) pose with NACCHO leaders to accept the Local Health Department of the Year Award for the Gaston County (N.C.) health department. School alumnus Dobbins is interim director, and Cochran is a health data analyst at the department. The National Association of County and City… Read more »