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Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Nine global public health students receive awards for international work

May 21, 2010 The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $96,000 to 39 students conducting work around the world. Nine of them are working on degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   “We are proud to support the innovative work… Read more »

Media invited to cover launch of N.C. Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative May 18

May 17, 2010 Media representatives were invited to cover the launch of the “Cervical Cancer-Free N.C.” initiative. Gov. Bev Perdue and others spoke about the state’s efforts to eliminate cervical cancer. The initiative is a partnership between community members, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs announced

  April 06, 2010 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will fund four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories (GILs). Projects were competitively selected for awards, and support four of the School’s five strategic initiatives: global health, water and environment, cancer and health disparities.   The new projects bring to 18 the… Read more »

UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention study impacts tobacco legislation

  March 31, 2010 The U.S. Senate cited the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention‘s Internet Cigarette Vendors (ICV) study in its unanimous decision to pass the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, which aims to curtail the growing sales of tax-evading, low-cost cigarettes and other tobacco products over the Internet and through… Read more »

Geiger chosen to present School’s commencement address

  March 19, 2010 Dr. H. Jack Geiger The man credited with founding the nation’s first rural community health center – and inspiring a generation of public health leaders – will address the 2010 graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Human rights activist, physician and epidemiologist H. Jack Geiger will… Read more »

Better physician-patient communication needed after genomic testing, Brewer says

March 08, 2010 One in three early stage breast cancer patients who received genomic testing when deciding about treatment options felt they did not fully understand their discussions with physicians about their test results and their risk of the disease recurring, a new study has found. Dr. Noel Brewer The research, conducted by University of… Read more »

Brewer and Smith lead initiative to eradicate cervical cancer; NC Governor applauds plan

February 15, 2010 Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease.The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at preventing the disease through vaccination against human papillomavirus… Read more »

Building community is theme for UNC’s Minority Health Conference

February 10, 2010 The Minority Student Caucus at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will host the 31st annual Minority Health Conference, “Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World,” on Friday, Feb. 26, at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill…. Read more »