Taxes highly effective as part of comprehensive food-related policies in Chile, study finds
August 31, 2017
More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study co-authored by Gillings School doctoral student Juan Carlos Caro and Drs. Shu Wen Ng, Lindsey Smith Taillie and Barry M. Popkin. Photo by Stephany Duda.
Gillings Merit Scholars and Gillings Dissertation Awards announced
August 29, 2017
Seventeen students were selected as recipients of Gillings Merit Scholarships or Gillings Dissertation Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award funds, established in 2010 to help the Gillings School recruit and support graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, were made possible through the $50 million Gillings gift and are administered through the Gillings School’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office.
Bringing implementation science to Africa
August 29, 2017
Drs. Rohit Ramaswamy and Audrey Pettifor are interviewed about implementation science courses they teach at University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
PEPFAR ambassador recognizes PHLP’s Kumar for work on data system
August 28, 2017
Manish Kumar, adjunct assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, received a certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Deborah Birxin in recognition of his contributions to the development and maintenance of the data system used by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Study finds infants prescribed antibiotics less frequently following implementation of vaccination programs
August 24, 2017
Antibiotics were prescribed less frequently to infants in Denmark after the implementation of national vaccination programs, found a new study led by researchers from the Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology.
Turpin wins ACS award for creative advances in science and technology
August 23, 2017
Dr. Barbara Turpin has been honored with the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology. She will be recognized at the ACS conference in New Orleans next March.
Meier wins ‘Outstanding Alumnus’ award from Columbia
August 22, 2017
Dr. Benjamin Meier, adjunct assistant professor in health policy and management, has received an outstanding alumnus award from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Myers named RWJF Health Policy Fellow
August 15, 2017
Dr. Allison E. Myers, alumna and adjunct assistant professor of health behavior, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. The fellowship will allow Myers to work in Washington, D.C., for a one-year period beginning Sept. 1 and to participate in federal policy processes.
Project Jumpstart students explore epidemiology in Meshnick Lab
August 14, 2017
Project Jumpstart brought a group of high school students from refugee families to the Gillings School for a tour of the Meshnick Lab.
Alumnus recognized for outstanding contributions to social marketing
August 11, 2017
Mike Newton-Ward, alumnus and adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School, was honored recently with an award for his contributions to social marketing.