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President Obama names Barbara Rimer to lead National Cancer Panel

November 29, 2011 Share   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, to chair the President’s Cancer Panel. The panel was established as part of the National Cancer Act,… Read more »

Carolina Survey Research Laboratory has new name, new leadership

November 17, 2011 Share   Things are changing at the center formerly known as the Survey Research Unit (SRU), based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s biostatistics department. Founded in 1990, the SRU has received wide acclaim for its expertise in designing surveys and questionnaires. One of the changes is in its… Read more »

Three in public health win postdoctoral research awards

  November 16, 2011 Share   Three postdoctoral students associated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the University’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, given in recognition of their promise as researchers. Kimberly Powers They are Kimberly Powers, postdoctoral fellow in the departments of epidemiology and medicine; Pengcheng Xun, research associate in… Read more »

What about our daughters? Women’s health begins in childhood

November 02, 2011 Share     Dr. Noel Brewer More attention than ever is being focused upon helping children adopt healthful habits that will last a lifetime. A group of faculty members from UNC’s schools of medicine and public health, including Noel Brewer, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, recently noted that… Read more »

UNC partners with Mexican Consulate to improve Latino health

October 13, 2011 Share   Latinos across the country now have access to a series of Spanish health talks, or charlas, developed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members and health care providers, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate. The talks, made by bilingual medical personnel at UNC Hospitals and originally presented… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

New UNC Center for Diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities

September 29, 2011 Share   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $3 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to establish the UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR). The center’s mission is to reduce diabetes-related disparities among poor… Read more »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

HBHE students inform public about danger of cell phone use while driving

September 26, 2011 Share   Graduate students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education developed and presented a public talk at the Chapel Hill, N.C.,Town Hall on Sept. 12, describing their research about the dangers of cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. Yael Filossof, doctoral… Read more »

Practice Pathways PHield Trip instructs, motivates first-year students

September 22, 2011 Share   When incoming master’s students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health stepped outside the classroom to visit a local health department during the first week of classes, they expected to learn about public health work at the county level. They expected to meet public health leaders and interact… Read more »