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Statewide reporting system effective in addressing prescription drug overdose epidemic

March 20, 2013 A statewide system designed to curb the number of deaths resulting from prescription drug overdose is underused but effective, according to a new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings, released during National Poisoning Prevention Week (March 18-23), have prompted discussion on how to promote the system’s… Read more »

Pignone chosen for U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  February 22, 2013   Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of health behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and… Read more »

Former ambassador to Uganda visits Chapel Hill to learn about UNC’s work in Africa

  February 18, 2013 Jerry P. Lanier, principal deputy coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, met with public health and other leaders on The University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill on Feb. 15. Left to right are the ambassador’s wife, Catherine Kannenberg, PhD, Ambassador Lanier, Peggy Bentley, PhD, Suzanne… Read more »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

Teaching Innovations Awards fund new opportunities in six public health classes

  December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have aimed for those new possibilities… Read more »

Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

December 13, 2012   Dr. Kurt Ribisl Kurt Ribisl, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPC) at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.   Ribisl, professor in the Department of Health Behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also… Read more »

Health behavior student helps produce documentary on NC state park

December 07, 2012 A three-part documentary series on North Carolina state parks, produced by journalism and public health students at UNC, aired Dec. 3-5 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.   Dane Emmerling, health behavior master’s student at Gillings School of Global Public Health, served as associate producer for one of the programs, which focused on… Read more »

Golden, Earp write health behavior Paper of the Year

November 05, 2012 Dr. Jo Anne Earp Shelley Golden Shelley Golden, MPH, and Jo Anne Earp, ScD, co-wrote an article that received the Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award at the 63rd annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), held Oct. 25-27 in San Francisco. Earp, professor and former chair… Read more »

Steckler selected to present the 20th annual Hochbaum lecture

October 18, 2012   Dr. Allan Steckler Allan Steckler, DrPH, professor emeritus in the Department of Health Behavior, will present the 20th annual Godfrey M. Hochbaum Distinguished Lecture on Friday, Oct. 19. A reception will follow. The lecture was established in 1988 to honor Godfrey M. Hochbaum, PhD (1916-2000), who taught in the Department of… Read more »