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  March 06, 2013 Dr. James Burdine James N. Burdine, DrPH, alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named interim dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health. Burdine, professor and associate dean for public health practice at the TAMHSC public health school, formerly served… Read more »

February 08, 2013   A new analysis of data missing from a study that ended more than 40 years ago casts doubt on current dietary advice about vegetable fats and heart health.   The clinical trial, published online Feb. 5 in the British Journal of Medicine [pdf], shows that replacing saturated animal fats with linoleic… Read more »

January 18, 2013 Greg Allgood, PhD, director of Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, was one of 17 celebrities and clean water advocates who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro this month to draw attention to the nearly one billion people in the world without access to clean drinking water. Alumnus Greg Allgood carried the UNC… Read more »

January 09, 2013 Dr. Ken McLeroy Kenneth McLeroy, PhD, faculty member in The Texas A&M Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health and alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named Regents Distinguished Professor of health promotion and community health sciences… Read more »

November 27, 2012 Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, 2006 alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has received the inaugural Charles Baynes Wilkerson Distinguished Professorship in Family Medicine in UNC’s School of Medicine.   Dr. Anthony Viera Viera is director of the Health Care and… Read more »

November 06, 2012 Sharon Melvin Sharon Chalmers Melvin, RN, MPH, alumna of Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, recently was installed as president of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association Inc. (ANMA) at the Auxiliary’s annual convention in New Orleans. Melvin received her Master of… Read more »

November 01, 2012 Sanitation Creations, an entrepreneurial venture founded and led by Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna Liz Morris, MS, was second runner-up in the inaugural UNC Social Business Conference, held Sept. 27 at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. The UNC-born company Sanitation Creations placed third overall in a recent… Read more »

October 10, 2012 Dr. Leah Devlin Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation). Devlin is Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

September 21, 2012 On Sept. 18, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that their collaboration has delivered a total of five billion liters of clean drinking water to those in need. Dr. Greg Allgood (left) and Mr. Innocent Mofolo (center, back) deliver the celebratory cup of clean… Read more »

September 18, 2012 Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2012 Alumni Award on Sept. 13 at the association’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.   Dr. Leah Devlin (center)… Read more »