Alumni News

Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight

December 05, 2011 Share   A new analysis of national survey data finds that less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their children were overweight. Dr. Eliana Perrin Although that percentage has increased over the last 10 years, more improvement is… Read more »

School alumna works to improve health of Mayan women and children

November 03, 2011 Share   This profile originally appeared in Contact magazine, published by the UNC School of Social Work. To read the article in its entirety, see the magazine’s website. Each day, Veronica Sunderland-Perez, MSW, MSPH, epitomizes the ways public health social workers help ensure that women and children around the world have access… Read more »

Public health alumnus launches Emergency Medicine Global Health and Leadership Program

October 28, 2011 Share   UNC medical students will have the opportunity to put their emergency training into practice while also helping developing nations improve their own emergency services programs, thanks to a UNC public health alumnus. The new Emergency Medicine Global Health and Leadership Program in the UNC School of Medicine offers fellowships for… Read more »

Conille, HPM alumnus, confirmed as Haiti’s prime minister

October 07, 2011 A 1999 alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was named Haiti’s prime minister on Oct. 4. Dr. Garry Conille, in his 1998 yearbook photo Garry Conille, MD, MPH, senior U.N. development specialist and former aide to President Bill Clinton, was confirmed by Haiti’s senate, hopefully bringing to a close… Read more »

MCH graduate recognized for work in Hispanic community

September 29, 2011 Share   Zipatly Mendoza Zipatly Mendoza, MPH, 2006 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s maternal and child health department, was presented with a “40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40” award at a luncheon in Phoenix on Sept. 21. The award is presented by Chicanos por la Causa Inc., a community… Read more »

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 »