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School welcomes new faculty members, announces promotions

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… Read more »

Groves and Paich win Gillings Dissertation Awards

June 15, 2012   Allison Groves Heather Paich Allison Groves and Heather Paich, students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the 2012 Gillings Dissertation Award, a $5,000 prize to support doctoral research and dissertation writing at the School. Groves, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education,* is… Read more »

Community-supported fisheries: an innovative model

  May 31, 2012   Anna Child shows off fresh clams that will be sold through Core Sound Seafood. Between 1999 and 2006, more than half of commercial fishers in eastern North Carolina stopped working, as they could no longer support themselves and their families. Why? Cheap seafood. About 90 percent of shrimp available in… Read more »

Lytle to lead health behavior department

May 25, 2012   After an extensive national search, a new chair has been selected to lead the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, subject to approval by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and other appropriate University officials.   Dr. Leslie Lytle Leslie A. Lytle, PhD, professor of epidemiology and community health in… Read more »

Maman, Sen honored at commencement with McGavran, Larsh awards

May 18, 2012   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12.Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, received the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished… Read more »

Preventing illness, preserving health

  May 16, 2012     Dr. Jennifer Smith, Dr. Peggy Bentley (holding Anneliese Bell) and former N.C. state health director and Gillings Visiting Professor Dr. Leah Devlin conduct prevention activities locally, across the state and around the world. The epicenter of public health is prevention–vaccinations to avoid diseases, hand washing to stop germs from… Read more »

What Works to Prevent Cancer?

  May 16, 2012   Changing human behavior, combined with increased monitoring of environmental exposures, can help prevent cancer.   Many preventable cases of cancer happen because human behavior is so difficult to change. With cervical cancer, for instance, nearly 100 percent of cases could be prevented using available tools, including vaccination against the human… Read more »

Preventing accidents, injuries and violence

May 16, 2012   Every child on the playground thinks she’s invincible. Watch one swinging skyward; another, rock climbing. In our adult lives, despite accidents, injuries and violence, we all too often live as if we were invincible, too. But through all stages of life, we need protective policies and practices to reduce chances of… Read more »

Public health graduate students earn competitive global internships

May 09, 2012   Ten current graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health received competitive global internships for summer 2012 or for the coming academic year. Doctoral student Paul Fleming and master’s student Jennifer Velloza, both studying health behavior and health education, received the prestigious UNC- FHI 360 Fellowship. The yearlong program… Read more »

Online retailers, shipping companies give minors access to alcohol, study finds

May 08, 2012 Minors easily can purchase alcohol online as a result of poor age verification by Internet alcohol vendors and shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS, according to new research from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Kurt Ribisl Dr. Rebecca Williams Kurt Ribisl, PhD, professor of health behavior… Read more »