Posts Categorized: Alumni News

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

Practice Pathways PHield Trip instructs, motivates first-year students

September 22, 2011 Share   When incoming master’s students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health stepped outside the classroom to visit a local health department during the first week of classes, they expected to learn about public health work at the county level. They expected to meet public health leaders and interact… Read more »

Statewide program helps mental health consumers quit tobacco, improve wellness

September 22, 2011 Share   Individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness are among the people most likely to smoke, with tobacco-related diseases a main cause of death for people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Yet, few services exist to help those wanting to quit smoking through the mental health system. Joseph… Read more »

School alumna selected for University Day honor

  September 15, 2011 Share   Dr. Jamieson Denise Jean Jamieson, MD, MPH, 1991 alumna of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s public health school, has received one of the University’s five Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2011. She will accept the award on Oct. 12 as part of University Day, an annual event commemorating… Read more »

ESE alumna awarded $25 million USDA grant to study food-borne viruses

September 01, 2011 Share     Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus Lee-Ann Jaykus, PhD, alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, was awarded a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in August to study food-borne viruses. Jaykus, who received her doctorate from UNC in 1993,… Read more »

ESE alumnus receives Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award

August 22, 2011 Share   Tom Johnson University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health alumnus Tom Johnson, MSEE, a water/wastewater technologist, has been selected by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Board of Trustees as the 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award. Johnson, who works in the Charlotte, N.C.,… Read more »

Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests

August 01, 2011 Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that this may not always be necessary. Dr. Asheley Skinner Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Jordan, alumna and adjunct faculty member, receives award for distinguished service to rural life

August 01, 2011 Dr. Joanne Jordan Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2011 Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award from the Rural Sociological Society (RSS).   Jordan also is director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Thurston… Read more »

Is prison healthier, safer than life outside?

July 29, 2011 Death rates among black male prisoners in North Carolina are lower than the state’s general African-American population, but white inmates are more likely to die from a variety of chronic and infectious diseases than Caucasian men overall, according to a new study. The finding comes from University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

Alumnus receives award from Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

July 25, 2011 Dr. Mahyar Mofidi Mahyar Mofidi, MPH, PhD, DMD, has received the Junior Officer of the Year Award from the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. Mofidi, who received his Master of Public Health in health policy and administration (2000) and doctorate in health behavior and health education (2005) from UNC Gillings… Read more »