Health Policy and Management News

Ricketts selected as News and Observer’s ‘Tar Heel of the Week’

May 30, 2011 Tom Ricketts has always had a pickup truck. He lives on a dirt road, gets his water from a well and doesn’t have cable TV. Yet despite his ‘rural credentials,’ the University of North Carolina professor is as worldly as they come.   Dr. Tom Ricketts So begins an article in the… Read more »

Why name a dinner ‘World of Difference?’

  May 27, 2011 Lucy Siegel, MPH, Lupe Huitron and Gladys Siegel (l-r) visit at the 2010 World of Difference dinner. We chose the name to show how support for the School’s people and programs makes a “World of Difference” in many ways — scholarships that allow promising students to complete professional degrees, professorships that… Read more »

The skinny on fat: Debate rages on pros, cons of low-fat diet

  May 11, 2011 In recent years a fierce debate has raged among nutrition experts over the wisdom of prevailing dietary guidelines that emphasize eating less saturated fat. Three experts from the School’s Department of Nutrition cut through the chatter and explain what you can do to eat healthily. The secret, they say, is balance…. Read more »

Nine public health students make the grade with Phi Beta Kappa

May 10, 2011 Stephen Gray Redding Eight undergraduates studying at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and one recent graduate were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies. The recently inducted students include: Rachel Tomomi Baum, a junior majoring in health policy and… Read more »

School innovators selected for inaugural ‘Innovation + Inspiration’ awards

April 26, 2011 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced recipients of the inaugural Innovation + Inspiration Awards for faculty and staff members. Awardees are Ralph S. Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology; Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and nutrition; and Glenn Walters, PhD, director of the… Read more »

UNC teams place first and second at 2011 Triangle Global Health Case Competition

April 20, 2011 In Afghanistan, one in four children dies before his or her fifth birthday, giving that country the world’s worst mortality rate for children under age 5. The death rate is 250 per 1,000 live births. Several broad and intertwining factors, such as unclean drinking water, communicable disease and malnutrition, contribute to these… Read more »

Graduate School announces Impact Awards and other honors for public health students

April 13, 2011 North Carolinians will know more about what contaminates their well water, what happens to mothers exposed to medical radiation, and why asthma rates are high in schools near industrial hog farms, thanks to the work of graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. These and other outstanding projects… Read more »

US surgeon general to speak at 2011 spring commencement

April 13, 2011   U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, United States surgeon general, will present this year’s commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus…. Read more »

Zelman and Kolsky receive UNC’s Greenberg and Barr Awards

April 05, 2011 William Zelman, PhD, and Peter J. Kolsky, PhD, have received UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for faculty members and alumni.   Zelman, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and Kolsky, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements… Read more »

Ammerman honored with Brooks Award for Public Service

March 31, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Alice Ammerman, DrPH, nutrition professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has received the 2011 Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Ammerman was honored for creating lasting and collaborative relationships that have resulted in… Read more »