Health Behavior News

NCIPH receives grant to evaluate quality improvement training for local health departments

January 15, 2009 The North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Evaluation Services unit has received a $374,864 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the effectiveness of quality improvement training programs for local health departments. The training is provided by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Dr. Mary Davis… Read more »

Grant, community activist, to speak at School’s 2009 commencement

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »

Roytburd makes top score on health education exam

January 08, 2009 Katya Roytburd Katya Roytburd, MPH, has received the highest score in the nation on this fall’s administration of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Roytburd, project manager of a colorectal cancer screening study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, received her master’s degree from the Department of Health Behavior and Health… Read more »

2008 Kerr Award honors student working to prevent domestic violence

  Second-year MPH student Leah Perkinson is the 2008 winner of the Kathryn J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship. This award recognizes a second year master’s student with a demonstrated commitment to community health education practice. “I am thrilled about it,” commented Perkinson. “It’s such an honor to be nominated for and receive the award.” For more… Read more »

Eng honored with APHA award

November 07, 2008 Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, has received the 2008 Tom Bruce Award from the community-based public health caucus of the American Public Health Association. The award, established in 2006 to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the caucus and the community-based public health movement, was presented on Oct. 27… Read more »

School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

Dr. Dorothy Dunn, MSPH 1946, leaves bequest to UNC School of Public Health

October 16, 2008 The Department learned recently that Dr. Dorothy Dunn, a 1946 MSPH graduate from Health Behavior and Health Education, has left a very generous bequest to the Department. “Establishing a scholarship for incoming doctoral students has been a critical need of the Department for many years,” said Interim Chair Jo Anne Earp. “With… Read more »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

Earp named interim chair of Health Behavior, Health Education

September 08, 2008   Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, was appointed interim chair of the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced Friday (Sept. 5). Earp, who was HBHE chair for nine years, takes over for Edwin Fisher, PhD, professor of… Read more »

Department hosts second retrospective

September 08, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education invites students, faculty, alumni and friends to attend a department retrospective, Drs. John Hatch and Jack Geiger and The Delta Project. The event will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday, Sept.12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at… Read more »