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Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »

Kosorok leads NIH-sponsored research to improve clinical trials, speed new cancer therapies

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Duke University and North Carolina State University (NC State) have teamed up to find ways to design more powerful clinical trials for cancer treatments, effectively getting better and more personalized new therapies to cancer patients sooner.    The researchers have been awarded a $12.5… Read more »

Kosorok leads NIH-sponsored research to improve clinical trials, speed new cancer therapies

April 07, 2010 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. State University have teamed up to find ways to design more powerful clinical trials for cancer treatments, effectively getting better and more personalized new therapies to cancer patients sooner.   The researchers have been awarded a $12.5 million,… Read more »

Zhu awarded $1.3 million from National Institute of Mental Health

Hongth Zhu, PhD, Associate Professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Dr. Hongtu Zhu Biostatistics, has been awarded an R01 grant worth over $1.3 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop statistical methods for detecting morphological differences of cortical and subcortical structures across time between schizophrenia and… Read more »

Geiger chosen to present School’s commencement address

  March 19, 2010 Dr. H. Jack Geiger The man credited with founding the nation’s first rural community health center – and inspiring a generation of public health leaders – will address the 2010 graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Human rights activist, physician and epidemiologist H. Jack Geiger will… Read more »

New UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program seeks diverse applicants

February 08, 2010 The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now taking applications for its exciting new program, the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program (SPHF). Designed to increase the likelihood that more disadvantaged and minority students with academic potential pursue careers in public health,… Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

Two Biostatistics undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

On November 23, 2009 the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill held its fall ceremony to induct this year’s 146 new members, two of which are students of this department. Andrew Parker Morgan is a May 2009 graduate with a degree in biostatistics and biology, and Patrick Nathaniel Healy is a senior biostatistics and biology… Read more »

Researchers study link between insulin use and cancer in people with diabetes

December 23, 2009 Type 2 diabetes and obesity are linked to an increased risk of certain cancers. Recently published studies suggested that insulin glargine, a synthetic insulin preparation marketed under the trade name Lantus, may be associated with a higher risk of certain cancers than other insulins or oral glucose-lowering medications. However, these studies were… Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »