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Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults

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 »

Zhao, BIOS student, wins ASA’s Young Investigator Award

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 »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

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 »

The Water Institute at UNC launches at international conference

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 »

School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

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 »

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students

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 »

Ricketts selected as member of national Health Care Workforce Commission

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 »

Greczyn named Gillings Visiting Professor

October 01, 2010 Bob Greczyn Jr. Robert J. Greczyn Jr., retired chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), has been named a Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective Oct. 1.   In his new role as visiting professor of… Read more »

Fry receives two prestigious honors for outstanding young researchers

  September 28, 2010 Dr. Rebecca Fry Rebecca Fry, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received two prestigious awards recognizing her potential to advance science and make substantial contributions throughout her career. Fry has received The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from the… Read more »

Public Health Reviews journal reborn online with focus on “the new public health”

July 16, 2010 Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Dr. Tom Ricketts Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has announced to the School the relaunch of the journal, Public Health Reviews. Bangdiwala is a member of the journal’s editorial board and author of an article in the inaugural issue… Read more »