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Epidemiology News

Reports identify, prioritize environmental health risks in fast-growing United Arab Emirates

February 22, 2012 Share   By global standards, health risks caused by environmental factors are low in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), report new studies by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers. In an effort to keep those risks low, Emirates are working with the researchers to find ways now to avoid problems… Read more »

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 »

Recession and high co-pays tied to fewer colonoscopy screenings among people with health insurance

February 21, 2012 Share   The recent U.S. economic recession was the longest and most severe since World War II. During this period, personal spending on health care grew at the slowest rate in more than 50 years, suggesting that Americans used less health care.   A new study finds that these cut backs were… Read more »

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »

Poole named Epidemiology Teaching Innovation award winner

Share   A message from The Department of Epidemiology Chair, Dr. Andrew Olshan I am pleased to announce that Charlie Poole has been selected by the students in EPID as the faculty member ” who improves the student learning environment and outcomes by integrating new technologies, engaging students in interactive activities, employing creative assessment methods,… Read more »

School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student’s presentation. Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February. The decision to hold the series… Read more »

Callahan and Harris co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic illness

February 01, 2012 Share   Two members of the UNC public health faculty are co-authors of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released this week that calls for immediate action to reduce the nation’s burden from all forms of chronic illness. Dr. Russell Harris Dr. Leigh Callahan Leigh Callahan, PhD, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology… Read more »

Research shows progress toward a genital herpes vaccine

January 18, 2012 Share   An investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes, according to findings in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Peter Leone Peter Leone, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor of… Read more »

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Koh will speak at School’s May commencement

January 06, 2012 Share   Dr. Howard Koh Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present the commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. “Howard Koh is one of… Read more »