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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 »

Students share research, experiences as IntraHealth-UNC Global Health Fellowship ends

August 04, 2010 Five graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recipients of summer fellowships to work with the nongovernmental organization IntraHealth International, participated in a recent poster exhibition and discussion that featured their research.   Fellows include master’s students Laura Houenou and Natalie Gill (health policy and management), Kristen Brugh (maternal… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Public health graduate student to help with revitalizing Lumber River region

June 28, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is helping to revitalize the economies of small communities across the state through its internship program, the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC).   Lindsay Moriarty The program is sending Lindsay Moriarty, a rising third-year dual-degree UNC graduate student, to work for 10 weeks with… Read more »

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 »