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One in 5 North Carolinians lacks health insurance

April 27, 2012 One in five people in North Carolina under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2010 — an increase from previous estimates completed five years earlier — according to a new study from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). The analysis, which compared 2004-2005 data with 2009-2010 data, showed that 291,000 non-elderly… Read more »

Holmes selected for Triangle Business Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ leadership award

April 18, 2012 Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management, was selected by the Triangle Business Journal as a recipient of its ’40 Under 40′ Leadership Award for 2012. Dr. Mark Holmes Holmes is senior research fellow, co-director of the Program on Health Care Economics, and finance co-director at UNC’s Cecil G…. Read more »

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer

April 17, 2012 A treatment for localized prostate cancer known as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) does a better job at reducing certain side effects and preventing cancer recurrence than conventional conformal radiation therapy (CRT), according to a study published in the April 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).The study, titled… Read more »

Public health groups and individuals honored for public service

  April 12, 2012   Projects to support breastfeeding at hospitals in North Carolina, HIV-positive youth in Uganda, and the participation of Latino men in reproductive health were among those honored March 28 at an annual awards ceremony conducted by the Carolina Center for Public Service. Kathy Parry (left) and Emily Taylor accept Bryan Awards… Read more »

Six public health students receive The Graduate School’s 2012 Impact Awards

April 09, 2012 The loss of farm land, limited HIV resources, stroke evaluation, tick bites, motor-vehicle crashes and postpartum depression comprise the issues researched by six former and current public health graduate students who received Impact Awards from UNC’s Graduate School earlier this month.   The awards recognize students whose research may improve the lives… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson honored by Carolina Women’s Leadership Council

March 02, 2012 Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council faculty-to-faculty mentoring award on March 1. The leadership council also presents a faculty-to-student mentoring award. This year’s winner was Jean DeSaix, senior lecturer in the College of Arts and… Read more »

HPM Students Crossing Borders Over Spring Break

Florida, Texas, California…these are popular spring break destinations. Kathleen Miller, Dilan Luvis, Edwin Alcorn and Jasmine Stringer have another idea on the best place to spend spring break. These four health policy and management students, along with students from the Universities of Michigan and Missouri, will be crossing borders and attending the first U.S.-German Excursion… Read more »

Semester-long seminar teaches students about public health issues in Vietnam

February 24, 2012 Share   UNC students and students from the Hanoi School of Public Health examined public health issues in Vietnam as part of UNC’s Burch Field Seminar series. When a team of UNC undergraduates traveled to Vietnam in fall 2011 to take part in a semester abroad, they were able to connect real… 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 »

Advocating healthier school lunches: Ammerman and Hobbs featured in The Gazette

February 08, 2012 Share   This article by Gary Moss originally appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The University Gazette. It is reprinted here with permission.   David Cavallo, left, and Alice Ammerman, second from left, meet at Chapel Hill High School with chef-trainer Ryan McGuire and kitchen manager Geneva Long to discuss the… Read more »