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Anglo-U.S. research partnership forged

October 12, 2012 The University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health will pioneer collaborative research in dementia, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, and disease progression and treatment.   A collaboration to transform public health has been forged between the University of Cambridge and the… Read more »

LGBT health may be compromised by underreporting of tobacco use, study finds

October 02, 2012 Research by a health behavior doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health demonstrates that an influential 2011 report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health under-reported evidence of tobacco disparities for LGBT people compared to heterosexuals.   Joseph Lee According to a new report co-authored by Joseph G.L…. Read more »

Parents think allowing children to taste alcohol discourages later use, study finds

September 28, 2012 A new study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and RTI International finds a surprising number of parents believe that allowing children as young as 9 years old to take sips of alcohol at home may help curb their interest later. The study, published online in the Archives… Read more »

Maman awarded NIMH grant to expand HIV and partner violence prevention efforts in Tanzania

September 27, 2012   A new HIV prevention study led by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher has received more than $2.6 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.   Dr. Suzanne Maman The five-year study, led by Suzanne Maman, PhD,… Read more »

Caregiver input helps asthmatic children stick to their medicine regimens

September 27, 2012 Asthmatic children do a better job of taking their medications if their caregivers are included in decision-making, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Karin Yeatts Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is… Read more »

NCI-funded study aims to decrease care inequities for African-Americans with cancer

September 17, 2012 A five-year national study now underway in Greensboro, N.C., and Pittsburgh attempts to determine whether technology and other tools can ensure that African-Americans being treated for breast and lung cancer receive the same level of care as their white counterparts.Earlier work by this research team has shown that more white Americans than… Read more »

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

HB capstone team wins state planning award for work with Department on Aging

September 03, 2012   A team comprised of one student and four recent alumnae has won the Marvin Collins Planning Award for Graduate Student Project Planning, presented by the N.C. chapter of the American Planning Association. Left to right are award-winning capstone team members Phoebe Goldberg, Marcia Perritt, Laura Major, Rebecca Woodruff and Hannah Prentice-Dunn…. Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

HB student wins American Heart Association fellowship

July 23, 2012   Stephanie Baker Stephanie Baker, doctoral student in health behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a two-year predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association, effective this month.   The award is intended to help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and… Read more »