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Obesity genes cause rapid growth in children, study finds

June 05, 2012   Dr. Daniel Belsky A rapid growth spurt in childhood could foretell obesity in adulthood.   According to a new study authored by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (a Journal of the American Medical Association Network publication), children who are… Read more »

Women’s Health Report Card shows complexities, opportunities

  May 22, 2012     Biostatistics professor Amy Herring (left) with master’s student Katie Garcia More North Carolina women are getting mammograms and colonoscopies, but fewer are receiving first-trimester prenatal care.   Those are some of the findings of the Center for Women’s Health Research’s (CWHR) 2012 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, which… Read more »

Public health students graduate as Buckley Service Scholars

May 21, 2012 Nineteen of the 290 Buckley Public Service Scholars who graduated on May 13 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were public health students at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.They are Alexander Christian (biostatistics); Mary Aaroe, Kelli Paice and Ann Suk (environmental sciences and engineering); Rachel Baum, Phylicia… Read more »

Class of 2012 Scholarship

May 17, 2012   Clayton Velicer shows off the 2012 Annual Fund Scholarship T-shirt. Our alumni can lay claim to every superlative adjective–Motivated! Dedicated! Generous! Involved!   Current Alumni Association president Joseph John, MHA, and incoming president Priscilla Guild, MSPH, have committed more than $21,000 for the School’s Alumni Association Scholarship. The association is now… Read more »

Looking toward the future: John and Fledra Hatch

May 17, 2012   John W. Hatch came to UNC in 1970 to work at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Soon, he was enrolled as a doctoral student at UNC’s School of Public Health. He became a professor of health behavior and health education, retiring in 1995 as Kenan Professor emeritus…. Read more »

Conger bequest helps educate new public health leaders

May 17, 2012   In 1962, Conger received a medal for service from the mayor of Canar, Ecuador. When Harold Conger finished his engineering degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was eager to see the world. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development, he traveled to Guatemala City, where he helped build Roosevelt Hospital,… Read more »

We’re glad we can say ‘thanks!’

May 17, 2012   The School will always claim the Merrills as Tar Heels, even though they live in Virginia. Pictured (l-r) are Hamilton, Teri, Mark and Madeline (UNC class of 2013). Mark Merrill, MSPH, has been an active alumnus of the School for more than 25 years, serving several terms on the Public Health… Read more »

World of Difference Dinner: Celebrating locally produced foods

May 17, 2012   Dr. P.K. Sen and wife Gauri Sen Jelly jars filled with wildflowers and dried herbs atop burlap tablecloths. Hay bales cushioning baskets of locally grown fruits and vegetables. A five-star meal made all the better by the guests’ awareness of where all the food was grown or raised–within 50 miles of… Read more »

Adjunct faculty member, alumnus named ‘Champion of Change’ by White House

May 15, 2012   Searing receives a U.S. flag from Rep. Price. Adam Searing, adjunct faculty member in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and School alumnus, was honored earlier this month for his achievements as a leading health care advocate in North Carolina. Named a “Champion of Change” by… Read more »

School team wins Carolina Challenge, another takes third place

  April 26, 2012 KM Water Solutions, a team affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, took first place overall in the Carolina Challenge, a business and social venture competition designed to promote entrepreneurship at the university. The team, selected from 70 applicants, was presented with a $15,000 prize at the ‘final four’… Read more »