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Preparedness Center’s collaborative research on H1N1 published in MMWR

January 12, 2010 Dr. Jen Horney A report published in the Dec. 25, 2009 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report sheds light on North Carolinians’ intentions last fall to receive the influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. Led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, and other researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Center… Read more »

Alumnus Jenkins presented with APHA’s Lilienfield Award for teaching excellence

December 22, 2009 Dr. Bill Jenkins Bill Jenkins, PhD, MPH, has received the American Public Health Association’s 2009 Abraham Lilienfield Award, which recognizes excellence in the teaching of epidemiology during the course of a career. An alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Jenkins is professor of public health sciences at Morehouse… Read more »

Barr, beloved health educator at UNC, dies at 84

December 21, 2009 Harriet Hylton Barr, alumna of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and longtime health educator at the School, died Dec. 14 in Durham, N.C. She was 84. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at Durham’s Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church…. Read more »

Schenck to direct School’s Public Health Leadership Program

December 08, 2009 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, leads the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) as director, effective Dec. 1, the School has announced. Schenck is expected to be appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Health, effective Feb. 1, 2010, pending approval in January by the… Read more »

Environmental justice advocate takes public health concerns to White House briefing

November 25, 2009 Minister Robert Campbell Minister Robert Campbell, longtime Chapel Hill, N.C., activist for social and environmental justice, visited the White House on Friday, Nov. 20, to speak about public health issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community in Chapel Hill, N.C. He met with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and… Read more »

Alumnus Madkour wins APHA award for research about intimate partner homicide in NC

November 10, 2009 Dr. Aubrey Madkour Aubrey Spriggs Madkour, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has received a research award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) epidemiology section. Madkour, who graduated from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Steckler and Eng recognized as Distinguished Fellows, SOPHE’s highest honor

October 09, 2009 Dr. Geni Eng Dr. Allan Steckler Allan B. Steckler, DrPH, and Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professors of health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the Society for Public Health Education’s Distinguished Fellow Award for significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and to the… Read more »

Devlin, alumna and former state health director, joins School as Gillings Visiting Professor

September 22, 2009 Dr. Leah Devlin Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, who until recently was North Carolina’s State Health Director, has been appointed as a Gillings Visiting Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The position is based in the Department of Health Policy and Management. In her new role, Devlin will… Read more »

UNC study: Color-coded chart improves parents’ understanding of body mass index (BMI)

  September 17, 2009 A new study shows that parents are more likely to understand a body mass index (BMI) chart if it is color-coded, like a traffic light, than the standard charts currently in use. Dr. Eliana Perrin “We think that better communication of BMI from doctor to parent could lead to parents’ earlier… Read more »

Bazán, School alumna, honored at Meredith College event

August 17, 2009 Andrea Bazán Andrea Bazán, MPH, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was the guest of honor on Aug. 6 at ¡Levantate, North Carolina!, held in Meredith College’s Jones Auditorium. Former N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. was the keynote speaker, and WRAL-TV anchor Pam Saulsby served as master… Read more »