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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 »

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 »

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 »

November 10, 2010 Dr. Gordon-Larsen Obese adolescents are 16 times more likely to become severely obese by age 30 than their healthy weight or even overweight peers, according to a new study led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Public health researchers found… Read more »

November 04, 2010 Yingqi Zhao Yingqi Zhao, biostatistics doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association’s Statistics in Epidemiology Section. Zhao presented her research and received the award at the August Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver.   The JSM… Read more »

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

October 28, 2010 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health launched The Water Institute at UNC on Oct. 25, as part of the international “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy” 2010 conference held in Chapel Hill.   Dr. Jamie Bartram addresses participants at an international water and health conference in… Read more »

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

October 06, 2010 Ten graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the inaugural Gillings Student Merit Scholarships. The scholarships were established to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential.   Top row (L-R): Rudra, Allaire, Gellert, Moss, Lesesne; Second row (L-R): Newkirk, Kasrawi, Erber, Harkins, Hahn… Read more »

October 06, 2010 Dr. Tom Ricketts Thomas Ricketts, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 15 national experts appointed to the new National Health Care Workforce Commission. The Commission is an independent body that advises Congress and the administration on health workforce policy.  … Read more »