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Water Institute, Hilton Foundation unite to bring safe drinking water to those most in need

August 08, 2012 The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the world. The institute will use the grant in liaison with the foundation and… Read more »

School plays key role in launch of Lancet series on family planning

  July 10, 2012 Increasing access to family planning will play a central role in achieving United Nations targets for maternal health, eradication of poverty, education, and gender equality, according to a major new Series on Family Planning published July 10 by The Lancet. Dr. Herbert B. Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Fight the (tick) bite: Profile of doctoral student Meagan Vaughn

July 03, 2012   This article originally appeared as a UNC “Spotlight” feature.   Ticks. The word itself is enough to give most people the willies.   In what should be a relief to folks who work and play outdoors, a UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral student found out how to almost completely avoid tick bites.  … Read more »

Groves and Paich win Gillings Dissertation Awards

June 15, 2012   Allison Groves Heather Paich Allison Groves and Heather Paich, students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the 2012 Gillings Dissertation Award, a $5,000 prize to support doctoral research and dissertation writing at the School. Groves, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education,* is… Read more »

UNC, Duke researchers partner to improve family child-care homes

June 15, 2012 A new $3.3 million project to combat childhood obesity while helping owners of home-based child care facilities adopt healthy practices will be undertaken by a partnership between researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.   Dr. Dianne Ward Led by UNC’s Dianne Ward, EdD, and Duke’s… Read more »

Maman, Sen honored at commencement with McGavran, Larsh awards

May 18, 2012   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12.Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, received the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished… Read more »

Stürmer elected president of international pharmacoepidemiology society

May 16, 2012   Dr. Til Stürmer Til Stürmer, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen as president-elect of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE). His three-year term of service will begin at ISPE’s 2012 annual meeting Aug. 23-26 in Barcelona.   Stürmer, who also heads… Read more »

School’s students engage local children in UNC’s Science Expo

  May 03, 2012 Students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health participated in UNC’s Science Expo last month and helped educate local youth about eating healthfully and making wise choices based on sugar content in food. The Science Expo, part of a statewide program with more than 500 events in North Carolina, emphasizes… Read more »

Bartram named first Holzworth Distinguished Professor

May 03, 2012 When Don and Jennifer Holzworth established a distinguished professorship in March, they simultaneously supported two ventures that excited them – the work of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC’s two-year campus-wide theme, water. Dr. Jamie Bartram On April 26, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of… Read more »

Ibrahim receives dual ASA appointments

May 03, 2012 Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim Joseph G. Ibrahim, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, was appointed recently as coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA) and editor of JASA‘s section on Applications and Case Studies. As coordinating editor, Ibrahim will work with the editors of the journal’s other two… Read more »