Alumni News

Farel and King selected for School’s Greenberg and Barr awards

March 30, 2009 Anita M. Farel, DrPH, and Rebecca S. King, DDS, MPH, have received two of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni. Farel, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and King, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award… Read more »

National report on health reform guided by UNC alumna and professor

March 05, 2009 Americans expressed serious concerns regarding health care in a new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services March 5. The report, Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions, summarizes comments from the thousands of Americans who hosted and participated in Health Care Community Discussions… Read more »


UNC SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH ALUMNI AWARDS The Harriet Barr Distinguished Alumni Award Nominate a deserving graduate of Carolina’s School of Public Health working full-time in public health or in a related field, which includes a plaque. The Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award Nominate a deserving faculty member for this honor, which includes a plaque and… Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »

Doctors don’t need several obesity measures to predict heart failure

January 30, 2009 <p”> Doctors and other health care professionals are aware that a person’s risk of heart failure increases as body weight goes up. However, they don’t need to measure patients’ waists or hips to help reduce the risk for heart failure, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s… Read more »

Study finds loss of sexual desire in postmenopausal women affects health, quality of life

January 21, 2009 Dr. Andrea Biddle Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by Andrea K. Biddle, PhD,… Read more »

Roytburd makes top score on health education exam

January 08, 2009 Katya Roytburd Katya Roytburd, MPH, has received the highest score in the nation on this fall’s administration of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Roytburd, project manager of a colorectal cancer screening study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, received her master’s degree from the Department of Health Behavior and Health… Read more »

Lambrew receives White House appointment in the Office of Health Reform

December 17, 2008 Dr. Jeanne Lambrew Jeanne M. Lambrew, PhD, Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been appointed by President- elect Barack Obama to be deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform. In that position, she will work with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Daschle.Lambrew, who co-authored a book… Read more »

UNC celebrates naming of Gillings School of Global Public Health

September 26, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has officially named its school of public health the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in recognition and appreciation of a $50 million gift from Dennis Gillings and Joan Gillings. Joan Gillings and Dennis Gillings The Gillingses pledged the gift, the largest single… Read more »

Awards & Recognitions (May 2008 – September 2008)

September 26, 2008 May 2008 – September 2008 For more information on these and many other faculty, student, alumni and staff awards, honors and recognitions, visit Student Resources. Faculty   Dr. Myron S. Cohen Dr. Myron S. Cohen , associate vice chancellor for global health and director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious… Read more »