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Eidenier Pearce, environmental justice advocate, attends White House briefing session

July 12, 2011 Emily Eidenier Pearce, doctoral student in health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, participated in a White House Community Leaders Briefing Series session in Washington, D.C., on July 8. Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt recommended Eidenier Pearce for her public health advocacy and leadership in working… Read more »

Two doctoral students receive Gillings Dissertation Awards

July 11, 2011 Bonnie Lyon and Dori Steinberg, doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received this year’s Gillings Dissertation Awards to advance their dissertation research at the School.   Bonnie Lyon Lyon, in the environmental sciences and engineering department, is evaluating the public health impact of ultraviolet (UV) treatment of… Read more »

Most parents unaware of teen workplace risks, study finds

June 28, 2011 Most parents are unaware of the risks their teenagers face in the workplace and could do more to help them understand and prepare for those hazards, according to a new study.   Previous findings have shown that about 80 percent of teens are employed during their high school years. But a study… Read more »

UNC’s Cervical Cancer-Free America convenes top experts to develop national prevention agenda

May 17, 2011 Launching nationwide this month, the Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) initiative to prevent and eradicate cervical cancer is moving ahead with plans to establish and strengthen diverse partnerships across the country to eliminate cervical cancer. The initiative is lead by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

UNC center presents scholarship, recognizes leaders in injury prevention

May 04, 2011 The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presented a scholarship and recognized leading children’s advocates at a recent event held this spring. The center’s inaugural John D. Butts Scholarship was awarded to UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral student Lawrence Scholl… Read more »

NC Breast Cancer Screening Program a national model

May 04, 2011 The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP), originally designed to address health disparities between African-American and white women in eastern North Carolina, has been designated a Research-tested Intervention Program (RTIP) by the National Cancer Institute, making information about the program available to others throughout the country.   Faculty and students from… Read more »

Graduate School announces Impact Awards and other honors for public health students

April 13, 2011 North Carolinians will know more about what contaminates their well water, what happens to mothers exposed to medical radiation, and why asthma rates are high in schools near industrial hog farms, thanks to the work of graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. These and other outstanding projects… Read more »

Health behavior and health education department announces 2011-2012 capstone teams

April 13, 2011 Health behavior and health education students at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health spend a school year working with community organizations providing a public health service. The organization benefits from UNC expertise, and students acquire practical experience.   The school’s health behavior and health education department recently… Read more »

US surgeon general to speak at 2011 spring commencement

April 13, 2011   U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, United States surgeon general, will present this year’s commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus…. Read more »

Linnan selected for UNC’s Bryan Public Service Award

March 23, 2011 Dr. Laura Linnan Laura Linnan, ScD, associate professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a winner of the 2011 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award.   A graduate of Harvard University, Linnan has been on the faculty of the UNC… Read more »