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Gillings Global Gateway News

Documentary screened on one-year anniversary of hate crimes against three Muslim students

February 19, 2016 A Feb. 4 screening of the documentary film Salam Neighbor, hosted by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Student Global Health Committee, proved to be particularly timely and poignant. Released in 2015 by producer-directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, Salam Neighbor catalyzes an important conversation about solidarity with and advocacy… Read more »

Bentley, Silberman selected for Greenberg, Barr awards

February 16, 2016 Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, and Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH, will receive the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s prestigious Greenberg and Barr awards at a ceremony preceding the 48th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing… Read more »

Former US Assistant Surgeon General guides the Gillings School toward a ‘culture of health’

February 13, 2016 “Every day, you should take your dog for a long walk – even if you don’t have a dog!” says Penny Slade-Sawyer, with a grin. Slade-Sawyer, a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service, former assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former director… Read more »

MCH faculty members to lead $4.5M grant for evaluation of family planning in Africa

January 11, 2016 Two faculty members in maternal and child health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will lead a project funded by a three-year, $4.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sian Curtis, PhD, research associate professor, will serve as principal investigator,… Read more »

Study finds that Mexico’s excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages was imposed directly only on consumers in urban areas

December 16, 2015 In the context of a very high prevalence of obesity and diabetes in Mexico, coupled with a high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in the country, the Mexican government in January 2014 implemented a one-peso-per-liter excise tax on all nonalcoholic beverages that contain added sugar, including powder, concentrates and ready-to-drink beverages. Researchers from… Read more »

Bentley named secretary/treasurer of CUGH executive committee

December 15, 2015 Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, has been named the next secretary/treasurer of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Bentley is the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She also is associate dean of global health for the School and associate… Read more »

Leatherman to be lead adviser to new WHO unit on quality and universal health care

December 1, 2015 Sheila Leatherman, research professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named lead adviser for a new unit on universal health coverage and quality in the World Health Organization’s Department of Service Delivery and Safety. The new unit will provide support to countries… Read more »

School’s online learning makes knowledge accessible, translatable around the world

Physician uses epidemiology training to fight parasitic diseases in Mali December 1, 2015 Earning a medical degree from the University of Bamako in Mali was only the beginning for Moussa Sangare. Sangare’s desire for stronger skills in epidemiology led him to obtain online training through UNC Gillings School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health. He… Read more »

Jaff participates in APHA panel on health-care delivery in conflict zones

November 30, 2015 Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Gillings Global Gateway™, served as a panelist in an American Public Health Association (APHA) session on the challenges of health-care delivery in areas of conflict and war. The session, “Practicing Health… Read more »

Student takes an unexpected path for practicum experience

November 17, 2015 Blog post from Hillary Murphy, Master of Public Health student in the Department of Health Behavior: In summer 2015, I found myself unexpectedly working in sub-Saharan Africa on a pilot intervention involving breastfeeding practices among mothers with HIV. Just to help you, the reader, understand how “out of my element” this was,… Read more »