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Rozier leads CDC work group recommending school-based dental sealant programs

  November 24, 2009 Dr. Gary Rozier School-based sealant programs are an effective public health approach to preventing caries, according to a November cover story in The Journal of the American Dental Association. The article is based on recommendations developed by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work group led by Gary Rozier, DDS,… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson leads Gerontological Society

November 20, 2009 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and interim co-director of UNC’s Institute on Aging, was inducted Nov. 22 as the new president of the Gerontological Society of America at GSA’s 62nd annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Founded… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins second prize in NAHSE case competition

October 28, 2009 (L-R) Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar, second-year Master of Public Health students in The Department of Health Policy and Management, have won second place in the 14th annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held during the National Association of Health Services Executives’… Read more »

Accurate count of physicians critical to health reform debate, Ricketts says

October 21, 2009 Dr. Thomas Ricketts “How many doctors do we have, and how many do we need?” These questions are critical in the debate over health care reform now before Congress, says UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Thomas Ricketts, PhD, MPH, in an editorial in the Oct. 21 issue of the… Read more »

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 »