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Gillings to present School’s commencement address on May 7

April 18, 2016 Dennis Gillings, PhD, CBE, will present the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s commencement address on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. A visionary in the contract research organization industry, Gillings is co-founder and former executive chair of Quintiles Transnational, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical services company. Prior to… Read more »

Gillings School alumna wins University Award for Advancement of Women

April 1, 2016 Mary Shen, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna and currently a medical student in the UNC School of Medicine, has received the UNC General Alumni Association’s University Award for the Advancement of Women. Shen, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree in nutrition at the Gillings School… Read more »

Two UNC Gillings students selected as Innovation Next award finalists

March 30, 2016 Two students from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health are among the finalists for the 2016 “Innovation Next” project, an award that includes $80,000 in development funds and the opportunity to work the renowned global design company IDEO to refine and execute their proposal. Created by a grant by the U.S…. Read more »

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 »