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Study: U.S. adults not just eating more, but more often

June 29, 2011 Over the past 30 years U.S. adults have been eating larger portions and eating more often, according to a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.   The findings help illustrate that how Americans are eating contributes to the country’s obesity epidemic.   Dr. Barry Popkin “First, the… Read more »

Landfill air pollution may be as unhealthy as it is unpleasant, study finds

June 23, 2011 Despite increased regulations on municipal solid waste since 1990, many people who live near landfills continue to report health problems associated with foul odors, pests, polluted water and traffic. A new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, published online this month in Environmental Research, finds that potentially hazardous… Read more »

Alumni Association selects new officers

June 17, 2011 Priscilla Guild, MSPH The Governing Board of the School’s Alumni Association appointed new officers at their June 10 quarterly meeting. Priscilla Guild, MSPH ’71 (BIOS) will be the new President.   Guild will move from her current position on the Executive Committee as At-Large Representative to assume her the position of President-Elect… Read more »

HPM alumna receives Fulbright to teach in Colombia

June 15, 2011 Emma Din Emma Din, a May 2011 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Cali, Colombia, from July 2011 to May 2012. Din, from Atlanta, double-majored in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and international… Read more »

Smoke-free outdoor spaces are widespread on North Carolina college campuses

June 10, 2011 A new UNC School of Medicine survey of all North Carolina colleges shows that outdoor college smoking prevention policies are now in effect at 88 percent of North Carolina’s colleges and universities (97 of 110). All UNC system and North Carolina Community College System campuses now have smoke-free buildings. Joseph Lee “These… Read more »

Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County

  June 08, 2011 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, has been named interim health director for Orange County, N.C., until the Orange County Board of Health identifies a permanent replacement for former director Dr. Rosemary Summers, who retired May 31.   Cilenti is deputy director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH),… Read more »

Nine public health students make the grade with Phi Beta Kappa

May 10, 2011 Stephen Gray Redding Eight undergraduates studying at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and one recent graduate were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies. The recently inducted students include: Rachel Tomomi Baum, a junior majoring in health policy and… Read more »

Former faculty member Wagner wins AUPHA’s Graham Prize for health services research

April 28, 2011 Dr. Ed Wagner Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, alumnus and former epidemiology faculty member at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the 2011 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the highest distinction for health services researchers.   Funded by The Baxter International Foundation,… Read more »

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 www.usnews.com The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »

NIH launches largest oil spill health study

March 09, 2011 UNC epidemiologists participate in assessment of 55,000 cleanup workers   A new federal study will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill upon 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers across the United States, with a particular focus on persons in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. University… Read more »