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  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 »

  April 18, 2012 William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, and Gary G. Koch, PhD, were honored with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for alumni and faculty at a ceremony preceding the annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 17. Rutala, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees at… Read more »

  April 12, 2012   Projects to support breastfeeding at hospitals in North Carolina, HIV-positive youth in Uganda, and the participation of Latino men in reproductive health were among those honored March 28 at an annual awards ceremony conducted by the Carolina Center for Public Service. Kathy Parry (left) and Emily Taylor accept Bryan Awards… Read more »

  April 10, 2012 A large population-based study has found that lung function and obstructive airway diseases are strongly and independently associated with heart failure. Importantly, say the investigators, the association was evident in never-smokers and still evident after adjustment for smoking status and cigarette-years of smoking. Dr. Sunil Agarwal The study, published online Feb…. Read more »

  April 05, 2012 Adolescents’ expectations of an early death can predict their economic futures more than a decade later, according to a new study from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Individuals who did not expect to live to age 35 had lower levels of educational attainment and lower personal earnings… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

  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 »