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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 »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

UNC conference to focus on health care reform’s impact on minorities

May 12, 2010 Recently passed health care reform law and its potential impact upon minority health disparities will be the focus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 16th annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health. The event is scheduled Tuesday, June 8, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in… Read more »

Hebert, school alumnus, honored with VMI’s Daniels Humanitarian Award

May 10, 2010 Dr. Paul Hebert Paul V. Hebert, PhD, alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received Virginia Military Institute’s distinguished Jonathan Myrick Daniels Humanitarian Award for a career devoted to altruistic work in many countries.   The award was established in 1997 to honor Jonathan M. Daniels (VMI, 1961), who… Read more »

Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics, study finds

May 04, 2010 Doctors often unnecessarily treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with narcotics, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.   “This course of treatment is generally inadvisable because it does not improve functional status and may have adverse long term effects,” said study lead author Spencer D…. Read more »

HPM Alumnus receives the 2010 Humanitarian Award from the 50 States and DC Marathon Group USA

April 25, 2010 Richard Holmes, PhD ’93, was recognized by the 50 States and D.C. Marathon Group U.S.A. on December 30, 2009 for the time and energy he put forth to raise awareness of and funding for childhood cancer. For his 200th marathon, Holmes chose to support the Maynard Childhood Cancer Foundation, a foundation that… Read more »

Swenberg, Brostrom selected for Greenberg and Barr awards

April 19, 2010 James A. Swenberg, DVM, PhD, and Richard Brostrom, MD, MSPH, have received two of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni.   Swenberg, recipient of the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Brostrom, selected for the Harriet Hylton… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »