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Gillings student, lecturer win dissertation awards

July 18, 2013   Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, are recipients of the 2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 prize to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Shellie Ellis Ellis, doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Research evaluates overdose death definitions used in statistics, suggests revision

July 09, 2013   According to national statistics, deaths from drug overdose have increased consistently since the early 1990s. New research, however, suggests that those numbers may not be accurate and deserve closer examination.   Dr. Nab Dasgupta Nabarun Dasgupta, PhD, 2013 epidemiology alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, worked with colleagues… Read more »

Wheeler wins ACS grant to study racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes

July 08, 2013 Dr. Stephanie Wheeler Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management at Gillings School of Global Public Health, will receive $727,000 over five years through an American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant.   Wheeler’s research will focus upon understanding and improving use of guideline-recommended endocrine therapy among racially diverse… Read more »

UNC offers global opportunities for Gillings School students

June 25, 2013   Thirteen students from Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded financial support to work and study abroad, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced.   UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives presented eight of the awards, which were funded through private gifts to the UNC Global Education… Read more »

Fisher’s talk at ADA meeting praises benefits of peer health counseling

June 24, 2013 Dr. Ed Fisher Edwin Fisher, PhD, professor of health behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health and global director of Peers for Progress, participated in a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association in Chicago on June 23. His talk, “A Brave New World: Self-management Support in the… Read more »

Health behavior alumna selected for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellowship

June 06, 2013 Daphne Delgado Daphne Delgado, MPH, a 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been awarded a Graduate Health Fellowship through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The nine-month experience will take place in Washington, D.C., where Delgado will be assigned to work directly with a Senate or House committee member on… Read more »

Health behavior alumna selected for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellowship

June 06, 2013 Daphne Delgado Daphne Delgado, MPH, a 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been awarded a Graduate Health Fellowship through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The nine-month experience will take place in Washington, D.C., where Delgado will be assigned to work directly with a Senate or House committee member on… Read more »

Pignone to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities

June 04, 2013   Dr. Michael Pignone Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, nationally recognized expert on colon cancer screening, will collaborate on an American Cancer Society project to test interventions designed to reduce colon cancer screening disparities in vulnerable patient groups, particularly Latinos.   Pignone, professor and chief of the general medicine division at the UNC… Read more »

Earp honored with symposium, ‘best party ever,’ for 40 years of research, leadership, service

  May 21, 2013   Dr. Jo Anne Earp (right) enjoys hearing stories told by a symposium speaker. On the left is current health behavior chair, Dr. Leslie Lytle. Jo Anne Earp, ScD, longtime former chair and professor of health behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a social connector, someone who brings… Read more »

Powell Hammond: Helping African-American men live longer, healthier lives

May 07, 2013   Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond When Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, was nine years old, she lost her grandfather to a preventable cancer. The impact of that loss on Powell Hammond and her family has shaped her academic life.   Now a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of health behavior at the Gillings… Read more »