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Heartfelt appreciation for Gillings gift

May 30, 2008 The following is a letter to the editor printed in the Triangle Business Journal Regarding the May 23 Triangle Business Journal coverage about a gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings, we at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enormously grateful for their forward-looking philanthropy that will transform our School… Read more »

UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool

May 21, 2008 New research into the causes of cervical cancer appears to lend weight to the promise of a potential early detection method that could help prevent the disease. Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Smith According to a study involving scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)… Read more »

UNC’s Alumni Association honors Gillingses, Moeser

May 13, 2008 Dennis and Joan Gillings Former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings and his wife, Joan Gillings, former staff member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, were recognized May 10 by the university’s General Alumni Association (GAA) for their commitment to UNC. Dr. and Mrs. Gillings, who have generously supported… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill physician receives UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

May 09, 2008   Dr. Myron S. Cohen Dr. Myron S. Cohen , Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the O. Max Gardner Award Friday, May 9 from the Board of Governors of the… Read more »

Farewell is also homecoming for globe-trotting graduate

May 07, 2008 For many students, commencement is a time to say farewell to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, for Nicole Bates, it’s more like coming home. photograph, Nicole Bates That’s because while she’s been working towards her DrPH in health administration over the past three years, Bates has been on… Read more »

More than words: childbirth training change improves safety, cuts unnecessary procedures

April 30, 2008 Relatively inexpensive interventions were effective in helping health care providers in Latin America improve the way they treat mothers during labor and delivery, reducing bleeding and sometimes saving lives of women during childbirth, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health study released today in the… Read more »

UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa

April 24, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a training fellowship from the Gilead Foundation to provide doctors from the African nation of Malawi with postdoctoral training in internal medicine. Among the poorest nations in the world, Malawi is the site of the UNC Project, a research, care and… Read more »

Better hygiene, antibiotics could wipe out most common form of infectious blindness

April 24, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Joseph Cook Trachoma, a bacterial infection that can lead to blindness if untreated, has been all but eliminated in the United States, Europe and other parts of the developed world. Now, there’s hope that the disease can be controlled in developing countries as well, according to University of North Carolina… Read more »

Five new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

April 23, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health has announced funding for five new Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), ranging from water testing in developing countries to mental health services in North Carolina. The projects were among 36 proposals submitted earlier this year by School faculty, in collaboration with many other individuals and organizations. Proposals… Read more »

UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

April 08, 2008 A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro ArtsCenter this Sunday (April 13). Every Wednesday night, students from the UNC schools of medicine,… Read more »