Maternal and Child Health News

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students

October 06, 2010 Ten graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the inaugural Gillings Student Merit Scholarships. The scholarships were established to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential.   Top row (L-R): Rudra, Allaire, Gellert, Moss, Lesesne; Second row (L-R): Newkirk, Kasrawi, Erber, Harkins, Hahn… Read more »

Peterson awarded prestigious Allan Rosenfield Award

September 23, 2010 Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the department of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2010 Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning. The award is presented annually by the Society of… Read more »

Halpern receives national award for leadership and teaching

  September 13, 2010 Dr. Carolyn Halpern Carolyn Halpern, PhD, associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and fellow at UNC’s Carolina Population Center, has received the 2010 Loretta P. Lacey Maternal and Child Health Academic Leadership Award from the national Association of Teachers of Maternal and… Read more »

Perreira wins Hettleman Prize

September 02, 2010 Krista Perreira, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health adjunct professor of maternal and child health and UNC associate professor of public policy, is one of four faculty members who have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at the University of… Read more »

UNC offers new online master’s degree program in maternal and child health

  August 04, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health will offer an online master’s degree program beginning in Spring 2011 to complement its established residential training programs. The online degree will increase working professionals’ access to graduate education focused on improving the health of women, children… Read more »

Students share research, experiences as IntraHealth-UNC Global Health Fellowship ends

August 04, 2010 Five graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recipients of summer fellowships to work with the nongovernmental organization IntraHealth International, participated in a recent poster exhibition and discussion that featured their research.   Fellows include master’s students Laura Houenou and Natalie Gill (health policy and management), Kristen Brugh (maternal… Read more »

Labbok to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with talk in Memphis

August 02, 2010 Dr. Miriam Labbok Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, Professor of the Practice of maternal and child health and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will speak to the Shelby Co. (Tenn.) Breastfeeding Coalition and Memphis Area Lactation Consultants Association in celebration of World Breastfeeding… Read more »

Tick diseases on the rise in North Carolina, UNC public health experts say

  July 22, 2010 Lurking on a leaf or at the tip of a blade of grass, blood-thirsty ticks wait for their next meal to approach.   Clinging to vegetation with their front legs outstretched, they wait for a sign – a whiff of carbon dioxide, a vibration, a shadow – that means an animal… Read more »

HRSA award targets women’s health

July 19, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has awarded a three-year, $305,000 grant to fund a project called Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Distance Learning Initiative. Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

School researcher, alumnus contribute data on tobacco use among sexual minorities

July 12, 2010 Dr. Cathy Melvin Joseph Lee UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty member Cathy Melvin, PhD, and alumnus Joseph Lee, MPH, CPH, were leaders in providing data used in “Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community,” a report recently published by the… Read more »