Posts Categorized: Epidemiology News

Robert Millikan, cancer researcher, gentle colleague, dies Oct. 7

October 09, 2012     Dr. Millikan’s former students, colleagues and friends have begun a fund in his honor, to be housed within his home department, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.You may contribute to the fund in one of three ways: Talk personally with one of the School’s gift… Read more »

NIH environmental health research grant renewed for eighth time, continues legacy begun in 1971

October 05, 2012 The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has renewed one of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health research and training grants, recognizing the School’s ongoing innovation and leadership. UNC’s program, Biostatistics for Research in Environmental Health, supports 23 doctoral and five postdoctoral scholars in biostatistics, epidemiology and environmental sciences and… Read more »

Caregiver input helps asthmatic children stick to their medicine regimens

September 27, 2012 Asthmatic children do a better job of taking their medications if their caregivers are included in decision-making, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Karin Yeatts Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is… Read more »

UNC and P&G deliver 5 billionth liter of drinking water in Malawi

September 21, 2012 On Sept. 18, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that their collaboration has delivered a total of five billion liters of clean drinking water to those in need. Dr. Greg Allgood (left) and Mr. Innocent Mofolo (center, back) deliver the celebratory cup of clean… Read more »

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

Dellon, adjunct in epidemiology, honored with Hettleman Prize

September 07, 2012 Dr. Evan Dellon Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was awarded the University’s Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.   Dellon applied… Read more »

New Epidemiology Associate Chair announced

    Dr. Andrew Olshan, Chair Department of Epidemiology, announces new Associate Chair: Dr. Steve Meshnick “It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Steve Meshnick, Professor of Epidemiology and Microbiology, is our new Associate Chair. Steve’s an accomplished researcher, heads our infectious disease program, and is director of the T32 training program in infectious… Read more »

Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research Forum for HIV prevention study

April 18, 2012 For his groundbreaking research on treatment as prevention of HIV, Myron Cohen, MD, has received the top honor of the inaugural Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards. Dr. Myron Cohen Cohen is professor of medicine and microbiology in the UNC School of Medicine and of epidemiology at UNC Gillings… Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »