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Gillings researchers find link between number of births and heart disease risk factors in Hispanic/Latina population

March 10, 2016 Six researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors of a recently published article linking the numbers of times Hispanic/Latina women give birth with their likelihood of developing a specific set of risk factors for heart disease. The lead author is Catherine Vladutiu, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of… Read more »

GillingsX highlights innovation at school of public health

March 10, 2016 On Wednesday, March 9, five speakers at the annual GillingsX event shared how they apply innovative approaches to the field of public health, both locally and globally. The GillingsX talks, which are similar in format to TED Talks, offer pithy, engaging takes on complex subjects. This year, students and faculty of the… Read more »

HB alumnus named dean of communication at University of Texas

February 29, 2016 Jay Bernhardt, PhD, alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed dean of University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication, effective March 1. He has served as interim dean since Sept. 1, 2015. Bernhardt joined the faculty of UT-Austin in 2014 to serve as founding… Read more »

Simms honored by American College of Healthcare Executives

February 25, 2016 Jeffrey Simms, MSPH, was presented with the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives’ Higher Education Network Regent’s Award at the winter meeting of the North Carolina Hospital Association on Feb. 19, in Cary, N.C. Simms, clinical assistant professor and director of professional development and alumni relations in the UNC Gillings School of… Read more »

Gillings School recognizes outstanding teachers with Innovation Awards

February 23, 2016 The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in Armfield Atrium on Feb. 22 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit – who were presented with UNC Gillings’ fifth annual Teaching Innovation Awards. The 2016 awardees are Geni Eng, DrPH, professor of health… Read more »

Moss, postdoctoral fellow, receives Outstanding Dissertation Award for work with HPV vaccine

February 5, 2016 Jennifer L. Moss, PhD, has been selected to receive the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM’s) Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2016. Moss is a 2015 graduate of the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Now a cancer prevention fellow with the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Research Program,… Read more »

UNC’s pediatric airway center continues to improve care for children with tracheostomies, study finds

January 19, 2016 Pediatric patients who have complex respiratory problems, especially children with tracheostomies, face serious challenges in the health care system. Often, they are treated by several specialists, and poor communication among providers can increase the chance that their care will be less than optimal. In an article published online Jan. 11 in the… Read more »

Distinguished alumnus William Darity Sr. dies at age 91

December 1, 2015 William Alexander (Bill) Darity Sr., PhD, 1964 alumnus of The University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health and emeritus professor and founding dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 29. He was 91. Born Jan. 15, 1924, in East Flat Rock, N.C.,… Read more »

Study explores supply-side options to increase access to state psychiatric hospital beds

December 1, 2015 When patients with mental health needs cannot be properly treated through outpatient or general hospital care, state psychiatric hospitals act as the ultimate safety net. These state facilities are specifically designed and staffed to care for people with severe mental illness. Such hospitals can competently see patients through immediate crises as well… Read more »

ESE alumna selected for ‘Top 50’ list of women scholars

November 12, 2015 Audrey de Nazelle, PhD, alumna of the UNC Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, is one of 50 diverse and influential women scholars honored by SuperScholar, an organization that aims to help match prospective students with degree programs. The organization established its “50 Most Influential Female Scholars” list to “underscore… Read more »