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UNC study identifies pockets of high cervical cancer rates in North Carolina

March 12, 2012 A study of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina has revealed areas where rates are unusually high. The findings indicate that education, screening, and vaccination programs in those places could be particularly useful, according to public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who authored the… Read more »

Tobacco companies, convenience stores form ‘deadly alliance’ to entice kids to smoke, report says

March 09, 2012 Tobacco companies have enlisted convenience stores as their most important partners in marketing tobacco products and fighting policies that reduce tobacco use, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations, including The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. The report says that the industry and… Read more »

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

HBHE student leads conference on food and food politics

February 15, 2012 Share     This article is adapted from one that appeared in the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun on February 15.   “Shared Tables,” a symposium to be held Feb. 28-29 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, will examine the wide-ranging connections that food has to politics, the… Read more »

Weighing the difference: switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

February 13, 2012 Share   Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose four to five pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the March 2012 print issue of The American… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »

New directory helps connect low-income women to cervical cancer services in North Carolina

February 01, 2012 Share   A new online resource is available to help connect women and adolescents to life-saving cervical cancer-related services. The N.C. Cervical Cancer Resource Directory includes county-specific information on where uninsured or underinsured women can go to find screening (Pap test) services. The site also has information on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination,… Read more »

School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student’s presentation. Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February. The decision to hold the series… Read more »

Four master’s students selected for Presidential Management Fellowship

February 01, 2012 Share   Kea Turner Laura Tison Sara Crocoll Four current or recently graduated master’s students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected as 2012 Presidential Management Fellows by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They are Sara Crocoll (alumna) and Laura Tison, in the Public Health Leadership Program;… Read more »

February’s Minority Health Conference to focus on translational research

January 17, 2012 Share   The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Student Caucus (MSC) will host its 33rd annual Minority Health Conference on Friday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. Early registration discounts end Friday, Jan…. Read more »