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NC Breast Cancer Screening Program a national model

May 04, 2011 The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP), originally designed to address health disparities between African-American and white women in eastern North Carolina, has been designated a Research-tested Intervention Program (RTIP) by the National Cancer Institute, making information about the program available to others throughout the country.   Faculty and students from… Read more »

Graduate School announces Impact Awards and other honors for public health students

April 13, 2011 North Carolinians will know more about what contaminates their well water, what happens to mothers exposed to medical radiation, and why asthma rates are high in schools near industrial hog farms, thanks to the work of graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. These and other outstanding projects… Read more »

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 www.usnews.com 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 »