Alumni News

Department hosts second retrospective

September 08, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education invites students, faculty, alumni and friends to attend a department retrospective, Drs. John Hatch and Jack Geiger and The Delta Project. The event will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday, Sept.12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at… Read more »

Rimer co-edits American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement on cancer screening

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in its Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is co-editor of the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The July 2008 supplement… Read more »

UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool

May 21, 2008 New research into the causes of cervical cancer appears to lend weight to the promise of a potential early detection method that could help prevent the disease. Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Smith According to a study involving scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)… Read more »

UNC’s Alumni Association honors Gillingses, Moeser

May 13, 2008 Dennis and Joan Gillings Former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings and his wife, Joan Gillings, former staff member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, were recognized May 10 by the university’s General Alumni Association (GAA) for their commitment to UNC. Dr. and Mrs. Gillings, who have generously supported… Read more »

Two with Public Health ties receive honorary UNC degrees Sunday

Heather Munroe_Blum The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will award honorary degrees to five highly accomplished individuals at Sunday’s graduation ceremony, including two with strong ties to the School of Public Health. Heather Munroe-Blum, PhD, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, UNC School of Public Health alumna, and speaker at… Read more »

Building partnerships to stop disease

April 28, 2008 Dr. Victor Cáceres and family Dr. Victor Cceres is a lot of things: board-certified clinician, researcher, and a field epidemiologist who has investigated disease outbreaks. His friend and colleague Dr. Augusto Lopez says “Victor’s participation always opens doors instead of closing them.” A captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public… Read more »

Boston Marathon includes School of Public Health athletes

April 25, 2008 Several members of the School of Public Health community, including one fast-moving graduate student, modeled healthy behaviors recently when they participated in the 26-mile Boston Marathon on April 21. photograph, Marc Jeuland Environmental sciences and engineering doctoral candidate Marc Jeuland finished 15th overall and third among American men in a field of… Read more »

Leith and McGrew chosen for highly prized Greenberg and Barr awards

April 25, 2008 Dr. David Leith has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. The awardees were honored at the School of… Read more »

Inactive kids face six-fold risk of heart disease by teen years, study finds

April 04, 2008 Young children who lead inactive lifestyles are five-to-six times more likely to be at serious risk of heart disease, with that degree of danger emerging as early as their teenage years, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings, published Friday, April… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera honored in Oklahoma with 2008 Reflections of Hope Award

April 04, 2008 Many in the School of Public Health community are familiar with the efforts of Carolina for Kibera (CFK). Alumni of our School are among the CFK leaders, and the organization is an affiliated program of the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.   Photo, young boys at CFK in Kibera The Oklahoma City… Read more »