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Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 www.usnews.com The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »

Young adults with chronic illnesses have poorer educational and job outcomes

March 08, 2011 Young adults who grow up with certain chronic illness – including cancer, diabetes and epilepsy – are less likely than their healthy peers to graduate from high school, get a job and be self-supporting, according to a study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.Those who grew up with… Read more »

Martin honored by Women’s Leadership Council for mentoring students

February 22, 2011 Dr. Sandra Martin Sandra L. Martin, PhD, has been selected to receive the 2011 Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Award for student mentoring. Martin is professor of maternal and child health and associate dean for research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Martin said she was thrilled to be honored… Read more »

UNC’s 32nd annual Minority Health Conference addresses the promise of health equity

February 07, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Student Caucus will host its 32nd annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dr. Bonnie Duran The conference’s 13th annual William T. Small… Read more »

Public health school authors describe international health initiatives in NC Medical Journal

January 31, 2011 Dr. Tom Ricketts The current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ) includes articles by a number of faculty and staff members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The issue, “International Health Initiatives in North Carolina,” highlights North Carolina-based activities to improve health around the world. Commentaries… Read more »

UNC breastfeeding institute director named Women’s Center Faculty Scholar

December 08, 2010 Dr. Miriam Labbok Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor of the Practice of maternal and child health and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), has been selected as the Carolina Women’s Center Faculty Scholar for the Fall 2011 semester.   The… Read more »

School hosts international meeting to prepare special population issue of The Lancet

December 02, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosted a working group of global experts in disciplines including economics, demography, epidemiology, political science and environmental science on Dec. 1-3. Representatives from international organizations – including The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank – met to prepare… Read more »