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Inaugural Gillings Student Organization Service Project Awards announced

January 14, 2011 Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and GlobeMed at UNC, two student organizations strongly affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the School’s first Gillings Student Organization Service Project Awards.   UNC’s Engineers Without Borders members have worked in Ciudad de Dios, Peru, since 2006. The awards provide funding support… Read more »

Styblo awarded NIH grant to create a Virtual Consortium

December 28, 2010 Dr. Mirek Styblo Mirek Styblo, PhD, associate professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received a National Institutes of Health grant to create a Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER). The consortium will be built around Styblo’s existing NIH-funded project titled “Environmental Arsenic and Diabetes… Read more »

North Carolina to serve as FoodCorps site in 10-state launch

December 21, 2010 North Carolina has been selected as one of 10 states to pilot FoodCorps, a new national AmeriCorps school garden and Farm-to-School service program that aims to serve vulnerable children by improving access to healthy, affordable food. Dr. Alice Ammerman Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

School leads development of America’s Health Rankings

December 09, 2010 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH, director of the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the scientific advisory committee for United Healthcare Foundation’s rankings of health by state. The 2010 findings were released this week. The state rankings, used by… Read more »

UNC-ChildFund Commissioned Innovation Lab to improve lives of vulnerable infants

December 02, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has forged a partnership with ChildFund International, a 72-year-old charity based in Virginia, to improve the lives and health of vulnerable, excluded and deprived children from birth to age two.The Commissioned Innovation Lab will develop and test an evidence-based program in two countries that can… Read more »

School hosts international meeting to prepare special population issue of The Lancet

December 02, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosted a working group of global experts in disciplines including economics, demography, epidemiology, political science and environmental science on Dec. 1-3. Representatives from international organizations – including The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank – met to prepare… Read more »

Devastating disease burden avoidable with better water and sanitation practices, Bartram says

November 19, 2010 Dr. Jamie Bartram A new series published in leading medical journal Public Library of Science Medicine calls attention to the fact that poor sanitation, water and hygiene not only lead to the deaths of more than two million children each year, but also result in a massive global disease burden. Jamie Bartram,… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees honors Gillings with Davie Award

November 18, 2010 Dr. Dennis Gillings The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has honored Dennis Gillings, PhD, CBE, as one of four recipients of the William Richardson Davie Award, the board’s highest honor.   Chancellor Holden Thorp and the trustees also honored State Sen. Linda Garrou of Winston-Salem; Chancellor Emeritus… Read more »

Meshnick awarded Gates Foundation grant for innovative research

November 18, 2010 Dr. Steve Meshnick Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health epidemiology professor, has received a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $100,000 award will support an innovative global health research project titled “Development and Evaluation of the Synthetic Lymph Node.” Meshnick’s project… Read more »

Peterson honored by United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

November 17, 2010 Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s maternal and child health department, has been selected as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. He will be awarded the fellowship… Read more »