Health Behavior News

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 »

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »

HBHE alumna wins School Health Champion award

March 04, 2011 Ellie Morris Public health educator Ellie Morris, MPH, 2008 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has received the School Health Champion Award for February 2011. Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the N.C. State Board of Education, the award… Read more »

Interventions to reduce African-American HIV risk should target factors outside health system

February 23, 2011 A new study concludes that physicians working to reduce the risk of HIV in rural, African-American communities should target factors that operate outside the health care system. Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond The study, “Understanding Social Capital and HIV Risk in Rural African-American Communities,” was co-authored by Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor… Read more »

Public health alumnae produce TV documentary on environmental heroes

February 22, 2011 Three recent public health alumnae were part of a television documentary team that profiled North Carolina environmental heroes. The documentary airs Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m. on North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV).   Emily Brostek, Anna Gieselman and Lauren Poor, all of whom received Master of Public Health degrees in health… Read more »

Payment, shipping bans stub out cigarette-selling websites

February 21, 2011 Bans on using credit cards to pay for cigarettes bought on Internet sites – combined with bans on commercial shippers delivering the products – appear to have effectively reduced the size and reach of the online cigarette sales industry, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.   Dr…. Read more »

North Carolina peace initiative to become model for National Guard Bureau

February 16, 2011 North Carolina’s Partnership for Peace Initiative, which includes the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, may become a model for the country’s National Guard Bureau (NGB), which hopes to establish similar programs in all 54 U.S. states and territories.   Bill Gentry, left, attended the Feb. 16 international… Read more »

FDA restrictions on outdoor cigarette ads near schools may hurt business less than industry says

February 09, 2011 When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. An article in the March 2011 issue of the American Journal… Read more »