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NC Institute for Public Health celebrates 10 years of leadership, service to state

October 19, 2009 Presentations by some of North Carolina’s leading health education professionals kicked off an event on Friday, Oct. 9, marking the 10th anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health. The Institute was launched in 1999 as a service initiative to provide specialized training, consulting, research… Read more »

NC Institute for Public Health honored for state service

October 09, 2009 Dr. Ed Baker (center) holds the NCIPH award. The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), the service and outreach arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the N.C. Public Health Association’s Partners in Public Health Distinguished Group Award Thursday, Oct. 1, at the association’s 100th anniversary meeting… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

Devlin, alumna and former state health director, joins School as Gillings Visiting Professor

September 22, 2009 Dr. Leah Devlin Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, who until recently was North Carolina’s State Health Director, has been appointed as a Gillings Visiting Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The position is based in the Department of Health Policy and Management. In her new role, Devlin will… Read more »

UNC study: Insecticide-treated bed nets reduce infant deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo

September 04, 2009 Giving insecticide-treated bed nets to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes. Dr. Andrea Biddle Co-authors of the study from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Physician trust, early screening reduces disparities for prostate cancer

July 31, 2009 Men who have a regular, ongoing relationship with a health care provider are more likely to receive prostate cancer screening and less likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, regardless of their race, according to a University of North Carolina study published in the current issue of the journal Cancer. Dr…. Read more »

Shelp heads new Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

July 23, 2009 Dr. Frank Shelp Frank E. Shelp, MD, MPH, has been named Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Georgia’s Gov. Sonny Perdue. Shelp is a 2006 alumnus of the UNC Department of Health Policy and Administration, now the Department of Health Policy and Management at the… Read more »

UNC study: Nursing home interventions improve quality of care, reduce staff turnover

July 23, 2009 A study recently released by the UNC Institute on Aging has identified three workplace interventions that are improving quality of care and reducing staff turnover in North Carolina’s nursing homes. Thomas R. Konrad, PhD, research professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a… Read more »

Homeland Security Medical Officer Warns HPAA Grads to Prepare for Disease-Like Terrorist Attack

The U.S. government must deal with disease outbreaks just like a terrorist attack, the newly appointed chief medical officer of the Department of Homeland Security told graduates of the Health Policy and Administration certificate programs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health. Dr. Jeffrey Runge said the United States… Read more »

Sonia selected to present at APHA poster session

June 22, 2009 Michelle Sonia Michelle Sonia, 2009 graduate of the Master of Science in Public Health program in health policy and management, will present her research on early detection of breast cancer at the 137th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, Nov. 7-11, in Philadelphia, Pa. She is one of 19 students from… Read more »