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School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

Foshee receives $1.2 million CDC award to study prevention of adolescent dating violence

October 21, 2010 Dr. Vangie Foshee Vangie A. Foshee, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant of nearly $1.2 million to evaluate a program aiming to prevent psychological, physical and sexual dating abuse by adolescents who have been exposed to domestic violence…. Read more »

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students

October 06, 2010 Ten graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the inaugural Gillings Student Merit Scholarships. The scholarships were established to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential.   Top row (L-R): Rudra, Allaire, Gellert, Moss, Lesesne; Second row (L-R): Newkirk, Kasrawi, Erber, Harkins, Hahn… Read more »

Golin to lead NIH grant aiming to test and treat inmates with HIV

October 06, 2010 Dr. Carol Golin Carol Golin, MD, has received a five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study effective ways to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among inmates in the criminal justice system. Golin, associate professor of health behavior and health education in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and of medicine… Read more »

School faculty members present at international injury prevention conference

September 22, 2010 A number of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members will make presentations at the 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, held Sept. 21-24 in London.   Dr. Carol Runyan Dr. Kant Bangdiwala UNC presenters include Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor at the biostatistics department’s Collaborative Studies… Read more »

Reyes, HBHE alumna, honored for excellence in doctoral research

September 09, 2010 Dr. Luz Reyes Heathe Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhD, 2009 alumna in health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Greenberg Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research. The award carries a $2,500 prize. An abstract of Reyes’ dissertation paper, “Adolescent Alcohol Use and Dating Violence… Read more »

Mistrust, not sense of masculinity, may cause African-American men to avoid medical care

September 01, 2010 Whether they see themselves as “tough guys,” or just self-reliant, men are less likely than women to seek routine, preventive medical care, such as blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests, however, that African-American men delay getting health care more because… Read more »

AJPH article profiles refinement of HBHE’s Master of Public Health program

September 01, 2010 A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health, written by faculty members and alumni of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, profiles the School’s educators, students and programs as models for public health education.   Dr. Laura Linnan Dr. Allan Steckler Authors… Read more »

School mourns passing of Mary Bobbitt-Cooke

August 20, 2010 Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, MPH, retired director of the N.C. Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at her home in Hillsborough, N.C. Ms. Mary Bobbitt-Cooke A 1986 graduate of the UNC public health school’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Bobbitt-Cooke served the state through the… Read more »