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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 »

New president of Korean university has ties to School of Public Health

  April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Hanjoong Kim Dr. Hanjoong Kim recently has been appointed president of Seoul, South Korea’s Yonsei University. Kim, a student in the UNC School of Public Health’s doctor of public health program in health policy and administration from 1985 to 1988, is one of several distinguished South Korean public… Read more »

Oberlander to present Foard Lecture April 14

January 15, 2008   Photo, Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health and of social medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, will present the 2008 Foard Lecture on Monday, April 14, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing… Read more »

Kibera faces ethnic violence in response to presidential election results in Kenya

January 04, 2008 Rye Barcott, CFK president and founder Many in the School of Public Health community are familiar with the efforts of Carolina for Kibera (CFK), established in 2001 as an international, nongovernmental organization based in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. CFK leaders are alumni of the School, and the organization is an… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kaluzny speaks at International Hospital Federation conference in Seoul

  December 10, 2007 Photo, Kaluzny with Kwang Tae Kim, president, Asian Hospital Federation Arnold Kaluzny, PhD, delivered the keynote address Nov. 6 at the International Hospital Federation’s 35th World Hospital Congress in Seoul, South Korea. More than 2500 hospital leaders, health professionals and researchers from more than 50 countries participated in the event. Kaluzny,… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health awards & recognition 2006 – 2007

October 05, 2007 For more information on these and many other faculty, student and staff awards, honors and recognitions, visit Student Resources. Within the School and University: Susan T. Ennett, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, and Aaron E. Blair, PhD, an alumnus of the School who earned his MPH from the… Read more »