Posts By: Matt Cheek

Health behavior alumna selected for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellowship

June 06, 2013 Daphne Delgado Daphne Delgado, MPH, a 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been awarded a Graduate Health Fellowship through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The nine-month experience will take place in Washington, D.C., where Delgado will be assigned to work directly with a Senate or House committee member on… Read more »

NEJM Perspective: Politics are still entrenched in health care policy, Oberlander says

June 05, 2013 Dr. Oberlander The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an entity empowered by The Affordable Care Act to recommend changes to Medicare if projected spending is not adequately moderated, seems to be “stuck in purgatory,” according to Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, in a May 29 “Perspective” in The New England Journal of Medicine.  … Read more »

Pignone to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities

June 04, 2013   Dr. Michael Pignone Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, nationally recognized expert on colon cancer screening, will collaborate on an American Cancer Society project to test interventions designed to reduce colon cancer screening disparities in vulnerable patient groups, particularly Latinos.   Pignone, professor and chief of the general medicine division at the UNC… Read more »

Siega-Riz appointed to 2015 US Dietary Guidelines advisory committee

June 03, 2013 Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, RD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 15 nationally recognized experts selected to serve on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.   Her selection was announced May 31 by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services… Read more »

School hosts health equity research webcast on early childhood development

May 30, 2013 More than 1,000 public health professionals, educators and policy makers from across the nation are scheduled to gather via the Internet June 4 to discuss early childhood development during the 19th annual National Health Equity Research Webcast. “Early Childhood: Investing in Our Children and Our Future” will be hosted by the Minority… Read more »

Lin receives prestigious MERIT Award to continue research in survival analysis

Dr. Danyu Lin, Dennis Gillings Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, has been awarded a competitive renewal of the prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Danyu Lin Dr. Lin’s grant was originally funded by the… Read more »

Surratt collaborates on study to unlock air pollution secrets and impacts on climate change

May 28, 2013 Jason Surratt, PhD, is one of an international team of investigators who will study chemical processes in the atmosphere that affect regional climate and air quality in the southeastern United States this summer.Surratt is assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Jason Surratt,… Read more »

Preparedness research advisory committee celebrates 5 years of synergy and translation

Left to right: Julie Casani, Lou Turner, Julie Ivy, Christine Bevc, Megan Davies, Aaron Fleischauer, and Carol Gunther-Mohr. On May 17, 2013 the advisory committee of the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) celebrated five years of working together to enhance North Carolina’s response to public health threats. The committee, meeting since… Read more »

Lisa Macon Harrison receives 2013 Kaluzny Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) has presented the Arnold D. Kaluzny 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH. Harrison, director of the Granville-Vance (N.C.) District Health Department, received the award at a luncheon ceremony in Chapel Hill on May 3. Harrison received a Master of Public Health degree from the Gillings School… Read more »