Posts Categorized: Alumni News

Guidry selected as Environmental Health Sciences’ communication fellow

February 22, 2012 Share   Dr. Virginia Guidry Virginia (Ginger) Thompson Guidry, PhD, MPH, postdoctoral fellow in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, is one of ten scientists recently named as a 2012 Science Communication Fellow by Environmental Health Sciences (EHS). EHS is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 to increase… Read more »

Student social entrepreneurs provided with resources to commercialize water quality test

February 06, 2012 Share   ESE doctoral student Alice Wang (right) and alumnus Dr. Ku McMahan (center), members of the KM Water Solutions team, work with Dr. Yoe Garcia Aliaga (left), executive director of environmental health in Junin, Peru. A new method of detecting bacteria in water and on food and hands may soon help… Read more »

Four master’s students selected for Presidential Management Fellowship

February 01, 2012 Share   Kea Turner Laura Tison Sara Crocoll Four current or recently graduated master’s students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected as 2012 Presidential Management Fellows by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They are Sara Crocoll (alumna) and Laura Tison, in the Public Health Leadership Program;… Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies

  December 20, 2011 Share   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study reveals that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study, published online by… Read more »

Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight

December 05, 2011 Share   A new analysis of national survey data finds that less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their children were overweight. Dr. Eliana Perrin Although that percentage has increased over the last 10 years, more improvement is… Read more »

School alumna works to improve health of Mayan women and children

November 03, 2011 Share   This profile originally appeared in Contact magazine, published by the UNC School of Social Work. To read the article in its entirety, see the magazine’s website. Each day, Veronica Sunderland-Perez, MSW, MSPH, epitomizes the ways public health social workers help ensure that women and children around the world have access… Read more »

Public health alumnus launches Emergency Medicine Global Health and Leadership Program

October 28, 2011 Share   UNC medical students will have the opportunity to put their emergency training into practice while also helping developing nations improve their own emergency services programs, thanks to a UNC public health alumnus. The new Emergency Medicine Global Health and Leadership Program in the UNC School of Medicine offers fellowships for… Read more »

Conille, HPM alumnus, confirmed as Haiti’s prime minister

October 07, 2011 Share   A 1999 alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was named Haiti’s prime minister on Oct. 4. Dr. Garry Conille, in his 1998 yearbook photo Garry Conille, MD, MPH, senior U.N. development specialist and former aide to President Bill Clinton, was confirmed by Haiti’s senate, hopefully bringing to… Read more »

MCH graduate recognized for work in Hispanic community

September 29, 2011 Share   Zipatly Mendoza Zipatly Mendoza, MPH, 2006 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s maternal and child health department, was presented with a “40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40″ award at a luncheon in Phoenix on Sept. 21. The award is presented by Chicanos por la Causa Inc., a community… Read more »