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Alumnus Allgood accepts visiting fellow position at UNC

June 27, 2013 Dr. Greg Allgood Greg Allgood, PhD, Gillings School alumnus and recently retired director of Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, has accepted a position as a visiting distinguished fellow at UNC’s Global Research Institute, based in the FedEx Global Education Center. He also will become vice president of World Vision‘s… Read more »

UNC offers global opportunities for Gillings School students

June 25, 2013   Thirteen students from Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded financial support to work and study abroad, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced.   UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives presented eight of the awards, which were funded through private gifts to the UNC Global Education… Read more »

Youth with Type 1 diabetes still may produce insulin with proper nutrition

June 24, 2013   The addition of foods rich in branched-chain amino acids and long-chain omega 3s could help youth diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes keep producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis. Dr. Mayer-Davis Those are the findings of a new study led by Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor… Read more »

Fisher’s talk at ADA meeting praises benefits of peer health counseling

June 24, 2013 Dr. Ed Fisher Edwin Fisher, PhD, professor of health behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health and global director of Peers for Progress, participated in a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association in Chicago on June 23. His talk, “A Brave New World: Self-management Support in the… Read more »

Study finds relationship of calcium to brain lesions in older adults

June 21, 2013 A study co-authored by UNC’s John J.B. Anderson, PhD, has found a relationship between calcium levels and the presence of white-matter lesions in the brain, particularly in men and in people with depression.   Dr. John Anderson Anderson is professor emeritus of nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

Study examines black women’s perceptions about breast cancer

June 19, 2013 African-American women are more than twice as likely as white women to develop basal-like breast cancer, an aggressive subtype that is hard to treat. More significantly, the five-year survival rate for African-Americans with basal-like breast cancer is 78 percent, lower than that of any other ethnic or racial group in the U.S…. Read more »

Global health postdoc receives award for health communication dissertation

June 19, 2013   Dr. El-Toukhy Sherine El-Toukhy, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Office of Global Health, has received the 2013 Health Communication Dissertation of the Year Award, presented by the International Communication Association (ICA) and the National Communication Association (NCA).   Jane Brown, PhD, James L. Knight Professor… Read more »

Doctoral students in ESE and nutrition honored with Gillings Dissertation Award

June 19, 2013 Ya-Ru Li Carmen Piernas Sanchez Ya-Ru Li and Carmen Piernas Sanchez, doctoral students at Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the 2013 Gillings Dissertation Award, a $5,000 prize that will support their research and dissertation writing.   Li, who is advised by Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, assistant professor of environmental… Read more »

UNC leads obesity prevention conference in Italy

June 18, 2013 Members of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s nutrition faculty and their international colleagues planned and are leading a conference on obesity prevention in Bellagio, Italy, June 17-21.   Conference attendees included co-coordinator Dr. Barry Popkin (back row, second from left). Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition… Read more »

Bob Millikan honored with posthumous Alumni Achievement Award from UC-Davis

  June 11, 2013   The late Robert Craft Millikan will be honored with a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine during the School’s commencement ceremony on June 14. Dr. Bob Millikan Until his death in October 2012, Dr. Millikan was the Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished… Read more »