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Epidemiology News

Baric elected to American Academy for Microbiology

February 23, 2010 Dr. Ralph Baric Ralph Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the American Academy for Microbiology. He will be recognized at the Academy Fellows luncheon in San Diego on May 26, 2010.   The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership… Read more »

Brewer and Smith lead initiative to eradicate cervical cancer; NC Governor applauds plan

February 15, 2010 Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease.The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at preventing the disease through vaccination against human papillomavirus… Read more »

School mourns death of Dr. Jessie Satia

February 05, 2010 Dr. Jessie Satia With great sadness, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the death Feb. 4, 2010, of Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology and special assistant to the School’s dean for diversity. Dr. Satia, 39, died at her home in Chapel Hill after a long… 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 »

UNC study: Wives of deployed soldiers suffer more depression, sleep disorders

January 13, 2010 Dr. Alyssa Mansfield Wives of soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and other mental health conditions than women whose husbands are not deployed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the… Read more »

Preparedness Center’s collaborative research on H1N1 published in MMWR

January 12, 2010 Dr. Jen Horney A report published in the Dec. 25, 2009 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report sheds light on North Carolinians’ intentions last fall to receive the influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. Led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, and other researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Center… Read more »

Kaplan Lifetime Achievement Award honors School’s treasured faculty member

January 06, 2010 Dr. Berton Kaplan As a public health educator and researcher, Bert Kaplan, PhD, has enriched not only the studies, but also the lives of students and colleagues throughout the world. Now, his many contributions are remembered annually through an award established in his honor by Duke University’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and… 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 »

Alumnus Jenkins presented with APHA’s Lilienfield Award for teaching excellence

December 22, 2009 Dr. Bill Jenkins Bill Jenkins, PhD, MPH, has received the American Public Health Association’s 2009 Abraham Lilienfield Award, which recognizes excellence in the teaching of epidemiology during the course of a career. An alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Jenkins is professor of public health sciences at Morehouse… Read more »

Schenck to direct School’s Public Health Leadership Program

December 08, 2009 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, leads the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) as director, effective Dec. 1, the School has announced. Schenck is expected to be appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Health, effective Feb. 1, 2010, pending approval in January by the… Read more »