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UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

June 02, 2008 Would people and their communities be healthier if they still got food from local farms? A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establish a Gillings Innovation Laboratory… Read more »

Rebecca Wells Elected Academic at Large

Rebecca Wells, PhD Rebecca Wells, Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Administration, was elected Academic at Large for the Health Care Management division of The Academy of Management. As one of six elected officers, Rebecca will assist in overseeing the Health Care Management division for a one-year term. The Academy of Management is a leading… Read more »

Medication-only Therapy & Combination Therapy Both Cost Effective for Treating Teens with Depression

Treating depressed teenagers with either the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) or a combination of fluoxetine and psychotherapy can be cost effective, according to a recent economic analysis of the NIMH-funded Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). The study was published online ahead of print April 15, 2008, in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Marisa Elena… Read more »

Foundation grants $450,000 to help improve public health service quality

May 21, 2008 Public health departments across North Carolina stand to benefit from a new $449,590 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving the quality of public health programs. Photograph, Dr. Ed Baker Dr. Edward L. Baker, research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Farewell is also homecoming for globe-trotting graduate

May 07, 2008 For many students, commencement is a time to say farewell to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, for Nicole Bates, it’s more like coming home. photograph, Nicole Bates That’s because while she’s been working towards her DrPH in health administration over the past three years, Bates has been on… Read more »

Boston Marathon includes School of Public Health athletes

April 25, 2008 Several members of the School of Public Health community, including one fast-moving graduate student, modeled healthy behaviors recently when they participated in the 26-mile Boston Marathon on April 21. photograph, Marc Jeuland Environmental sciences and engineering doctoral candidate Marc Jeuland finished 15th overall and third among American men in a field of… Read more »

Five new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

April 23, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health has announced funding for five new Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), ranging from water testing in developing countries to mental health services in North Carolina. The projects were among 36 proposals submitted earlier this year by School faculty, in collaboration with many other individuals and organizations. Proposals… Read more »

Health policy and administration junior inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 17, 2008 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted 125 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Kosha Rajesh Shah, a junior health policy and administration major in the School of Public Health, was among the inductees. This spring’s ceremony… Read more »

Pam Silberman honored with Ned Brooks Award

April 11, 2008   Pam Silberman, DrPH Pam Silberman , research associate professor in the School of Public Health’s department of health policy and administration, received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Ned Brooks Award for Public Service for helping to address the state’s major health and health care issues. The… Read more »