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School’s Alumni Board announces new members

July 21, 2014 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association announced new members of its governing board recently, including a new president, Amy Lansky, PhD. The board represents the nearly 18,000 alumni of the School, meeting quarterly with the School’s leaders to address issues of importance to alumni and current students and… Read more »

Alumnus wins American Society for Microbiology award

July 21, 2014 James Pearson, DrPH, alumnus of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and former director of the Virginia division of Consolidated Lab Services, in Richmond, has received the American Society for Microbiology’s Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award. Pearson earned Master of Public and Doctor of Public Health degrees in public health laboratory… Read more »

EPID alumnus working to prevent spread of measles in Ohio

July 8, 2014 Dwight (D.J.) McFadden III, MD, MPH, health commissioner in Holmes County, Ohio, is among those Gillings School alumni who are putting their education at UNC to good use. McFadden, who received a Master of Public Health in epidemiology at the Gillings School in 1997, now works to manage a measles epidemic in… Read more »

New studies examine e-cigarette availability, advertising effectiveness

June 27, 2014 Two new studies on e-cigarettes by researchers at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health are among the first to examine the availability of these products nationwide and how advertisements are affecting consumer perceptions. Both were published in a special July issue of the journal Tobacco Control. The first study, “The availability… Read more »

Researchers find variance in controlled substance prescription monitoring programs aimed at reducing overdose deaths

June 18, 2014 A new study finds that controlled substance prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths vary tremendously by state and across time. The researchers, all with connections to UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, found that while every state requires that prescriptions for controlled substances must be reported to… Read more »

Devlin to join Robert Wood Johnson Foundation board

June 16, 2014 Leah McCall Devlin, DDS, MPH, Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will join The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) board of trustees in July. The Board leads the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted to building a culture of health in America, enabling… Read more »

EPID alumna Gilboa wins prize at George Washington University

June 10, 2014 Suzanne Meredith Gilboa, PhD, Gillings School alumna and epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, received the 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Gilboa received the award for her accomplishments as… Read more »

Clarence Pearson, alumnus and friend, dies at 89

May 31, 2014 Clarence Edward Pearson, MSPH, global health consultant and alumnus of UNC’s school of public health, now the Gillings School of Global Public Health, died May 24 in New York City. He was 89. “In losing Clarence, we have lost one of the ‘greats’ among our School’s alumni,” said Jo Anne Earp, ScD,… Read more »

CPDM program celebrates 10th year of training disaster management personnel

May 15, 2014 The Community Preparedness and Disaster Management (CPDM) certificate program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrates its 10-year anniversary this spring, as it hosts a graduation ceremony for 14 students who completed the program in 2013-2014. The ceremony, which will be held Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at The… Read more »

Study finds health disparities among North Carolina’s sexual minorities

April 23, 2014 A study by researchers at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health offers the first statewide evidence that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people in North Carolina have poorer health than their straight counterparts in the state. The disparities are reported in “A Profile of North Carolina Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health… Read more »