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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 »

Environmental justice advocate takes public health concerns to White House briefing

November 25, 2009 Minister Robert Campbell Minister Robert Campbell, longtime Chapel Hill, N.C., activist for social and environmental justice, visited the White House on Friday, Nov. 20, to speak about public health issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community in Chapel Hill, N.C. He met with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and… Read more »

Ibrahim wins competitive renewal from the National Cancer Institute

Alumni Distinguished Professor Joseph Ibrahim has won a competitive renewal of his grant “Inference in Regression Models with Missing Covariates” from the National Cancer Institute. This grant also includes Associate Professor Dr. Hongtu Zhu as a Co-Investigator along with subcontracts to Dr. Ming-Hui Chen at the University of Connecticut and Dr. Stuart Lipstiz at Brigham… Read more »

Undergrad Hari Ramalingam awarded a Taylor Honors Mentored Research Fellowship

Hari Ramalingam (BSPH) was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the Office of Undergraduate Research and a Taylor Mentored Research Fellowship for the Summer 2009. Ramalingam is a second year undergraduate student pursuing majors in Biostatistics and Biology. He worked under the direction of Dr. Scott Magness in the Department of Medicine to… Read more »

UNC receives $1.47 million grant for lung transplant research

October 14, 2009 Thomas M. Egan, MD, MSc, professor of surgery in the UNC School of Medicine, has received a $1.47 million, two-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research on perfusion and ventilation of lungs outside the body before transplant. The research could lead to a significant increase in the… Read more »

Herring elected president of ENAR, prestigious biostatistics organization

October 13, 2009 Dr. Amy Herring Amy Herring, ScD, associate professor of biostatistics, has been elected president of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS), effective January 2010. IBS is the largest professional organization of biostatisticians and biometricians in the world, drawing its 5,800 members from more than 25 countries…. Read more »