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Peterson presents Cushner Lecture at ACOG annual meeting

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Dr. Herbert B. Peterson, professor and chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, delivered the 2007 Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture May 8 at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in San Diego, CA. His presentation, titled “Global Family… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill to offer graduate program in disaster management

April 19, 2007 As lessons from Hurricane Katrina continue to unfold, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health is helping prepare officials to better manage the next disasters more effectively. The school recently established a graduate program in disaster management and expects to begin admitting students for classes in December…. Read more »

UNC’s Earth Day celebration features noted environmental leader

  April 10, 2007 Photograph of Fred Krupp The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Earth Day celebration, to be held April 18 and 20, will feature a keynote speech by Environmental Defense President Fred Krupp and student-led events at the Pit and Polk Place. Krupp’s Earth Day talk, “Changing Climate, from Chapel Hill… Read more »

World Bank’s Briscoe to discuss global water resource management

  April 09, 2007 Photograph of John Briscoe, PhD John Briscoe, Ph.D., country director for Brazil for the World Bank, will discuss water and its impact on human well-being at an April 20 lecture sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Water management is one of the great… Read more »

New $11 million institute expands Carolina’s environmental programs

April 02, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will create a campus-wide institute focused on environmental research, education and engagement. The UNC Institute for the Environment, formed through expansion of the existing Carolina Environmental Program, adds new degree programs, research sites and outreach initiatives throughout North Carolina. The institute will be launched… Read more »

Drs. Mark Sobsey and Gerardo Heiss named Kenan professors

April 02, 2007   Photograph of Dr. Gerardo Heiss Photograph of Dr. Mark Sobsey Drs. Gerardo Heiss and Mark Sobsey have been named Kenan professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, endowed faculty positions awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. “Dr. Heiss and Dr. Sobsey each have made… Read more »

Carolina still top public school of public health

March 30, 2007   School remains tied for second place overall Carolina’s School of Public Health again is ranked the leading public school of public health by U.S. News & World Report. Our School tied with Harvard University for #2 in the overall rankings, following the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the… Read more »

Register now for Global Health and Regional Solutions conference

March 29, 2007 Registration remains open for UNC’s “Navigating the Global American South: Global Health and Regional Solutions,” a conference to be held in Research Triangle Park, April 19-20. The registration rate of $25 for students and $95 for professionals includes a reception, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. For information about registering or details about the… Read more »

Family members most often source of whooping cough in young infants

March 27, 2007 Infants with whooping cough were most likely infected by the people they live with, according to a multi-country study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The study found that parents were the source of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in 55… Read more »

Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »