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Three public health students win Fulbright awards

  August 18, 2010 Three May 2010 graduates of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received Fulbright public health scholarships, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced. They are Jacqueline S. Knee, MSPH, and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Melissa Asmar and Erin… Read more »

Public health senior pushes pedals instead of paper

August 06, 2010 Charles LePrevost Charles LePrevost knew his summer internship at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) would be different than most of his classmates’ internships, but he could not have predicted how adventurous nutrition and physical activity research could be. LePrevost, who often goes by “Lepo,” is biking across… Read more »

Students share research, experiences as IntraHealth-UNC Global Health Fellowship ends

August 04, 2010 Five graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recipients of summer fellowships to work with the nongovernmental organization IntraHealth International, participated in a recent poster exhibition and discussion that featured their research.   Fellows include master’s students Laura Houenou and Natalie Gill (health policy and management), Kristen Brugh (maternal… Read more »

Pediatric medical providers can improve young children’s oral health, study says

July 28, 2010 A new study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health provides the first national data on the effectiveness of dental referrals by physicians. Heather Beil Dr. Gary Rozier Heather Beil, MPH, doctoral student, and Gary Rozier, DDS, MPH, professor, both in the School’s Department of Health Policy and Management,… Read more »

Public Health Reviews journal reborn online with focus on “the new public health”

July 16, 2010 Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Dr. Tom Ricketts Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has announced to the School the relaunch of the journal, Public Health Reviews. Bangdiwala is a member of the journal’s editorial board and author of an article in the inaugural issue… Read more »

Shea Selected for KL2 Award

Christopher Shea, PhD, clinical assistant professor in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has received a career development award through the KL2 program at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) at UNC-Chapel Hill.   The KL2 program is part of a larger group of… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Explaining the health care reform debate

Both local and national media have sought out School faculty members to comment on aspects of the national debate on health care reform, particularly after a bill was passed in March.   Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Among those most often quoted are Tim Carey, MD, director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research… Read more »

UNC study helps explain why black patients with lung cancer have surgery less often than whites

June 17, 2010 A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study that follows patients with lung cancer is one of the first to suggest why patients choose not to have life-preserving lung surgery and why such surgery is sought less often by blacks.   Samuel Cykert, MD, associate professor in the UNC School… Read more »

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »