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Dr. Dorothy Dunn, MSPH 1946, leaves bequest to UNC School of Public Health

October 16, 2008 The Department learned recently that Dr. Dorothy Dunn, a 1946 MSPH graduate from Health Behavior and Health Education, has left a very generous bequest to the Department. “Establishing a scholarship for incoming doctoral students has been a critical need of the Department for many years,” said Interim Chair Jo Anne Earp. “With… Read more »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

Earp named interim chair of Health Behavior, Health Education

September 08, 2008   Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, was appointed interim chair of the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced Friday (Sept. 5). Earp, who was HBHE chair for nine years, takes over for Edwin Fisher, PhD, professor of… Read more »

Department hosts second retrospective

September 08, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education invites students, faculty, alumni and friends to attend a department retrospective, Drs. John Hatch and Jack Geiger and The Delta Project. The event will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday, Sept.12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at… Read more »

Fisher to head diabetes peer support program, Peers for Progress

August 25, 2008   Dr. Ed Fisher Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education in the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, has been named Global Director of Peers for Progress, a program to promote peer support in diabetes management around the world. Peers for Progress is an initiative… Read more »

Rimer co-edits fourth edition of model public health textbook

August 15, 2008 Photograph, Dean Barbara K. Rimer The University of North Carolina School of Public Health has announced the Aug. 18 publication of the fourth edition of the classic public health text, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice (Josey-Bass/Wiley, 2008), co-edited by Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Three faculty members contribute to current AJPH

July 29, 2008 Articles by three University of North Carolina School of Public Health faculty members appear in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 8), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced today.   Photograph, Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, professor of health behavior and health education, is… Read more »

Vangie Foshee, PhD and school alumnus tapped to evaluate Building Healthy Teen Relationships Program

July 14, 2008   Alumna Olivia Silber Ashley (PhD, 2000, HBHE) from Research Triangle Institute and Dr. Vangie Foshee, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, were awarded $2.5 million in June 2008 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate RWJF’s Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative. This important initiative, developed by RWJ, was developed… Read more »

Rimer co-edits American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement on cancer screening

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in its Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is co-editor of the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The July 2008 supplement… Read more »

UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level

May 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Deborah Tate The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to explore how interactive digital games could be better designed to improve players’ health. Deborah Tate, PhD, will lead the study. UNC joins 11 other… Read more »