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NIH launches largest oil spill health study

March 09, 2011 UNC epidemiologists participate in assessment of 55,000 cleanup workers   A new federal study will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill upon 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers across the United States, with a particular focus on persons in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. University… Read more »

Beil receives award for outstanding achievement in dental public health

March 08, 2011 Dr. Heather Beil Heather Beil, PhD, December 2010 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been selected for the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health. As first place winner, Beil will… Read more »

HBHE alumna wins School Health Champion award

March 04, 2011 Ellie Morris Public health educator Ellie Morris, MPH, 2008 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has received the School Health Champion Award for February 2011. Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the N.C. State Board of Education, the award… Read more »

Public health alumnae produce TV documentary on environmental heroes

February 22, 2011 Three recent public health alumnae were part of a television documentary team that profiled North Carolina environmental heroes. The documentary airs Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m. on North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV).   Emily Brostek, Anna Gieselman and Lauren Poor, all of whom received Master of Public Health degrees in health… Read more »

Studying at UNC Public Health: What’s love got to do with it?

  February 13, 2011 Apparently, a good bit.   Around Valentine’s Day, we delight in the stories we’ve heard about couples who met, fell in love and made a lifetime commitment while they were students at Gillings School of Global Public Health. To all our other areas of global expertise – in air, water, infectious… Read more »

Bazán appointed to President’s Advisory Council

February 04, 2011 Dr. Andrea Bazán Among the new administrative appointees announced on Feb. 4 by President Barack Obama was Andrea Bazán, MSW, MPH, president of Triangle (N.C.) Community Foundation and alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Bazán was appointed to membership on The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and… Read more »

Mayer-Davis and Van Horn appointed by President to national public health advisory group

January 28, 2011 Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. Sharon… Read more »

Siega-Riz named associate dean for academic affairs

November 08, 2010 Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of nutrition and of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the School’s new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Dec. 1.   Siega-Riz will succeed Peggy Leatt, PhD, who has served as associate dean for academic… Read more »

Alumnus Jean Orelien, founder of SciMetrika, rated top entrepreneur

October 21, 2010 Dr. Jean Orelien Jean Orelien, DrPH, president and chief executive officer of SciMetrika LLC in Durham, N.C., and alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been selected as one of this year’s “Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs” by Inc. magazine.   The magazine delivers advice, tools… Read more »

Public health alumna, McGill University innovator to speak at University Day

September 14, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community will celebrate its history as the nation’s first public university during University Day on Oct. 12, 2010.   Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum The theme of this year’s University Day convocation will be innovation and entrepreneurship. The featured speaker, Heather Munroe-Blum, PhD, is a highly… Read more »