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Rimer named a Triangle “Woman Extraordinaire”

December 07, 2009 Dean Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was among 16 accomplished leaders in the Triangle named “Women Extraordinaire” in 2009 by Business Leader Media, publishers of Business Leader magazine. Winners of the eighth annual Women Extraordinaire award were honored at a ceremony… Read more »

UNC study: HPV vaccine hurts less than expected

October 21, 2009 Injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be no more painful than other shots that prevent disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The finding follows anecdotal accounts and news stories that have emphasized the potential side effects of the… Read more »

NC Institute for Public Health celebrates 10 years of leadership, service to state

October 19, 2009 Presentations by some of North Carolina’s leading health education professionals kicked off an event on Friday, Oct. 9, marking the 10th anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health. The Institute was launched in 1999 as a service initiative to provide specialized training, consulting, research… Read more »

Steckler and Eng recognized as Distinguished Fellows, SOPHE’s highest honor

October 09, 2009 Dr. Geni Eng Dr. Allan Steckler Allan B. Steckler, DrPH, and Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professors of health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the Society for Public Health Education’s Distinguished Fellow Award for significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and to the… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

Golden receives service award from rape crisis center

September 10, 2009 Shelley Golden Shelley Golden, MPH, lecturer in health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Orange County (N.C.) Rape Crisis Center’s Margaret Henderson Award for Service and Self-Care, the Center has announced. Golden will accept the award at the organization’s annual meeting at… Read more »

Earp returns as chair of Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

August 20, 2009 Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, has been appointed chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, effective Sept. 1. The selection follows an extensive search by a committee led by Dianne Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition at the School. Earp… Read more »

UNC injury research center receives $4.8 million award from CDC

July 23, 2009 The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $4.8 million in renewed funding from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Carol Runyan Carol Runyan, PhD, professor of health behavior and health… Read more »

Rosen publishes research on HIV infection in N.C. prisons

July 09, 2009 A UNC study led by David Rosen, PhD, has found that 3.4 percent of inmates evaluated in North Carolina prisons test positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and as many as 61 percent of HIV cases in prison settings may remain undetected. Those at highest risk for HIV infection include men… Read more »

“Environmental Heroes,” UNC-TV documentary, features work of UNC public health students

June 30, 2009 Associate producer Jim Sander interviews former hog farmer Don Webb (left) and environmental hero Gary Grant on Grant’s porch in Tillery, N.C. “Environmental Heroes,” a documentary developed through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication science documentary television course, airs July 4 at 11 p.m…. Read more »