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Preventive dental services by physicians reduce tooth decay treatments in preschoolers

  March 03, 2011 A preventive dental program targeting preschoolers under age 4 administered by physicians instead of dentists effectively reduces the need for tooth decay-related treatment among young children, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.   Dr. Gary Rozier Dr. Sally Stearns Gary Rozier, DDS, and Sally C. Stearns, PhD,… Read more »

School’s HPM team places third in national health administration case competition

  February 28, 2011 (L-R) Emily Stallings, Andy Wilkinson, UAB presenter and Nathan Barbo pose during the case competition award ceremony. Nathan Barbo, Emily Stallings and Andy Wilkinson, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, won third prize at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health… Read more »

North Carolina peace initiative to become model for National Guard Bureau

February 16, 2011 North Carolina’s Partnership for Peace Initiative, which includes the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, may become a model for the country’s National Guard Bureau (NGB), which hopes to establish similar programs in all 54 U.S. states and territories.   Bill Gentry, left, attended the Feb. 16 international… Read more »

Studying at UNC Public Health: What’s love got to do with it?

  February 13, 2011 Apparently, a good bit.   Around Valentine’s Day, we delight in the stories we’ve heard about couples who met, fell in love and made a lifetime commitment while they were students at Gillings School of Global Public Health. To all our other areas of global expertise – in air, water, infectious… Read more »

Paul wins UNC teaching award for distinguished post-baccalaureate instruction

  February 09, 2011 Dr. John E. Paul John E. Paul, PhD, clinical associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been recognized by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a distinguished teaching award for post-baccalaureate instruction.   The award, first given by the… Read more »

UNC-led program helps doctors, health-care centers adopt electronic health records

February 01, 2011 More than 1,500 primary health-care providers around the state are adopting electronic health records and other technology with the help of the N.C. Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. Last year, the program, headquartered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, was awarded a $13.6 million grant… Read more »

Public health school authors describe international health initiatives in NC Medical Journal

January 31, 2011 Dr. Tom Ricketts The current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ) includes articles by a number of faculty and staff members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The issue, “International Health Initiatives in North Carolina,” highlights North Carolina-based activities to improve health around the world. Commentaries… Read more »

Schenck to lead NC Institute for Public Health and Public Health Leadership Program

January 24, 2011 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna P. Schenck, PhD, MPH, will become director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) and associate dean for public health practice at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective March 1. Schenck also leads the School’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP). “Anna’s leadership provides… Read more »

Baker featured on ASPH’s Feb. 1 preparedness education webcast

January 18, 2011 Dr. Ed Baker Ed Baker Jr., MD, MPH, will be one of three speakers featured on a webcast hosted by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. Baker, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

12 public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 17, 2010 Twelve current and former undergraduates studying at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies.   Leah Vance Brittany Papworth The eight students recently inducted are Katherine Wesley Byerly, of Chapel Hill, N.C., senior health policy… Read more »