Epidemiology News

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 »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

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 »

UNC HIV prevention research named Scientific Breakthrough of the Year

  December 22, 2011 Share   The HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. Cohen is professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in the School… Read more »

School hosts visitors from Ukraine

December 14, 2011 Share   A delegation of nine people from Ukraine visited UNC on Dec. 14 to learn more about the United States’ higher education system. Their meeting at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was hosted by the School’s Office of Global Health. A delegation from the Ukraine met with faculty and… Read more »

UNC researchers aim to better predict success in HIV prevention clinical trials

December 08, 2011 Share   New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine, pharmacy and public health may help explain the failure of some recent clinical trials of prevention of HIV infection, compared to the success of others that used the same drugs. The study, published online Dec. 7… Read more »