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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 »

ESE alumnus receives Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award

August 22, 2011 Share   Tom Johnson University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health alumnus Tom Johnson, MSEE, a water/wastewater technologist, has been selected by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Board of Trustees as the 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award. Johnson, who works in the Charlotte, N.C.,… Read more »

Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests

August 01, 2011 Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that this may not always be necessary. Dr. Asheley Skinner Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Jordan, alumna and adjunct faculty member, receives award for distinguished service to rural life

August 01, 2011 Dr. Joanne Jordan Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2011 Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award from the Rural Sociological Society (RSS).   Jordan also is director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Thurston… Read more »

Is prison healthier, safer than life outside?

July 29, 2011 Death rates among black male prisoners in North Carolina are lower than the state’s general African-American population, but white inmates are more likely to die from a variety of chronic and infectious diseases than Caucasian men overall, according to a new study. The finding comes from University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

Alumnus receives award from Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

July 25, 2011 Dr. Mahyar Mofidi Mahyar Mofidi, MPH, PhD, DMD, has received the Junior Officer of the Year Award from the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. Mofidi, who received his Master of Public Health in health policy and administration (2000) and doctorate in health behavior and health education (2005) from UNC Gillings… Read more »

Alumna selected as Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar

July 14, 2011 Alyzza Dill Alyzza Dill, alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently as a 2011 Barbara Jordan Health Scholar. Dill received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health in health policy and management in May.   The Jordan Scholars Program provides opportunities for recent graduates and college seniors… Read more »

No ‘magic bullet’ to improve diet, stem obesity epidemic, nutrition study finds

July 14, 2011 Will people eat healthier foods if fresh fruits and vegetables are available in stores near their homes? Will they eat less fast food if restaurants are not in their neighborhoods?These and other policy interventions may be useful steps toward better public health, but no single approach alone effectively will improve Americans’ diets… Read more »

Eidenier Pearce, environmental justice advocate, attends White House briefing session

July 12, 2011 Emily Eidenier Pearce, doctoral student in health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, participated in a White House Community Leaders Briefing Series session in Washington, D.C., on July 8. Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt recommended Eidenier Pearce for her public health advocacy and leadership in working… Read more »

HPM alumnae awarded CDC fellowships

July 12, 2011 Three recent alumnae of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s health policy and management department have received fellowships from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rachele Bowman Elise Lockamy, MSPH Katie Byerly Rachele Bowman, who received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree in May 2010 and… Read more »