Posts By: Matt Cheek

HPM celebrates achievements at annual awards ceremony

May 02, 2013 Twenty-two students and alumni were honored on April 26 at the Department of Health Policy and Management’s annual award ceremony.Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) awards were handed out first. Melanie Studer, MHA, clinical instructor and director of the BSPH program, presented Kelly McFarlane with the AUPHA/McGaw Undergraduate Scholarship award, funded… Read more »

HPM student offers efficient, humane care to Medicare patients with chronic illness

May 01, 2013   Dr. Ken Coburn. Photo by Amanda Voisard, for The Washington Post The innovative health care provided by Ken Coburn, MD, MPH, caught the attention of The Washington Post recently.   Coburn, a student in the executive doctoral program in health leadership offered by the Gillings School of Global Health’s Department of… Read more »

Gillings students reach out and teach at UNC’s third annual Science Expo

April 26, 2013   About 10,000 people from across North Carolina attended the 2013 Science Expo, held April 13 on the campus of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The annual event is part of the N.C. Science Festival, a multi-day celebration hosted by UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, which showcases the… Read more »

UNC team takes first prize at global health case competition

April 19, 2013 An interdisciplinary team of graduate students, some of whom attend Gillings School of Global Public Health, won first prize at the Triangle Global Health Case Competition, held April 13.   Gillings students PhuongGiang Nguyen (health policy and management) and Mariamu Mases-Amadi and Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan (maternal and child health) were members of the… Read more »

‘Obesity genes’ identified among people with African ancestry

April 15, 2013   The largest genetic search for “obesity genes” in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. The study, “A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with mass index in individuals of African ancestry,” was published online… Read more »

‘Obesity genes’ identified among people with African ancestry

  April 15, 2013   The largest genetic search for “obesity genes” in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. The study, “A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with mass index in individuals of African ancestry,” was published… Read more »

Lewis receives Graduate School’s Impact Award

M. Lewis Public Health Leadership student Meghan Lewis was among 13 Gillings School of Global Public Health students who recently received a 2013 Impact Award. Gillings students won nearly a third of the awards, which were presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on… Read more »

Thirteen public health students receive Graduate School’s Impact Award

April 11, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.   The awards won by Gillings students – 13 of them – were for… Read more »

Kyle Messier, PhD candidate in Dr. Serre’s lab, receives NC Impact Award

Kyle Messier, PhD candidate in Dr. Marc Serre’s lab, was also selected as a 2013 recipient of the UNC Graduate Education Advancement (GAEB) Impact Award.   Kyle’s research has focused on integrating multiple GIS methods to estimate tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in North Carolina groundwater. His research integrated geocoding, land-use regression modeling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and… Read more »