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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 »

School mourns passing of Mary Bobbitt-Cooke

August 20, 2010 Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, MPH, retired director of the N.C. Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at her home in Hillsborough, N.C. Ms. Mary Bobbitt-Cooke A 1986 graduate of the UNC public health school’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Bobbitt-Cooke served the state through the… Read more »

Browning, Vinroot elected to UNC Board of Visitors

July 21, 2010 Two people affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are among 40 elected as new members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Visitors, one of the most active volunteer groups at the University.   Mr. Kelly Browning Dr. Rich Vinroot Jr. Kelly B. Browning, member… Read more »

School researcher, alumnus contribute data on tobacco use among sexual minorities

July 12, 2010 Dr. Cathy Melvin Joseph Lee UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty member Cathy Melvin, PhD, and alumnus Joseph Lee, MPH, CPH, were leaders in providing data used in “Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community,” a report recently published by the… Read more »

An Oak Island pirate in Baghdad

July 08, 2010 Cathy Jane Bowes Master of Public Health in health behavior and health education (1988)Cathy Jane Bowes, regaled in a t-shirt with the slogan “To err is human, to aaarrrgh is pirate,” gets up from her circle of friends at the Flying Pig, a coffee shop in Oak Island, N.C., to come to… Read more »