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Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

Gillings Merit Scholars selected (2011)

September 07, 2011 Share   Fifteen students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2011-2012 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… Read more »

UNC hosts inaugural training institute on dissemination research and implementation science

August 17, 2011 Share     Dr. Alice Ammerman Thirty-four researchers from around the country gathered in Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug. 1-5 to participate in the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health, hosted by the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). The Center is directed by Alice Ammerman, DrPH,… Read more »

Sobsey co-authors World Health Organization report on household water treatment options

July 11, 2011 Dr. Mark Sobsey Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is co-author of a newly published World Health Organization (WHO) report, “Evaluating Household Water Treatment Options: Health-based Targets and Microbiological Performance Specifications.”   The document is the first to offer… Read more »

Two doctoral students receive Gillings Dissertation Awards

July 11, 2011 Bonnie Lyon and Dori Steinberg, doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received this year’s Gillings Dissertation Awards to advance their dissertation research at the School.   Bonnie Lyon Lyon, in the environmental sciences and engineering department, is evaluating the public health impact of ultraviolet (UV) treatment of… Read more »

School innovators selected for inaugural ‘Innovation + Inspiration’ awards

April 26, 2011 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced recipients of the inaugural Innovation + Inspiration Awards for faculty and staff members. Awardees are Ralph S. Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology; Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and nutrition; and Glenn Walters, PhD, director of the… Read more »

UNC teams place first and second at 2011 Triangle Global Health Case Competition

April 20, 2011 In Afghanistan, one in four children dies before his or her fifth birthday, giving that country the world’s worst mortality rate for children under age 5. The death rate is 250 per 1,000 live births. Several broad and intertwining factors, such as unclean drinking water, communicable disease and malnutrition, contribute to these… Read more »

Zelman and Kolsky receive UNC’s Greenberg and Barr Awards

April 05, 2011 William Zelman, PhD, and Peter J. Kolsky, PhD, have received UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for faculty members and alumni.   Zelman, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and Kolsky, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements… Read more »

Innovation lab seeks breakthroughs to ensure safe water

March 31, 2011 Warnings from municipalities around the world to “boil water before using” are not uncommon, especially as water distribution systems get older. The farther away from the water source one is, the greater the risk. In some countries, safe water is collected from community sources only to become unfit for drinking during transport… Read more »

Ammerman honored with Brooks Award for Public Service

March 31, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Alice Ammerman, DrPH, nutrition professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has received the 2011 Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Ammerman was honored for creating lasting and collaborative relationships that have resulted in… Read more »