Maternal and Child Health News

UNC welcomes visit by ‘The Big Pink Bus’ as part of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 16, 2011 Share   August has been proclaimed National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. In honor of the occasion, Milk for Thought, a primarily Web-based organization that aims to raise awareness about breastfeeding, is conducting a nationwide “Latch on America” bus tour during August. One of its 30 nationwide stops was… Read more »

Goldberg selected as APHA student fellow

August 03, 2011 Shoshana Goldberg Shoshana Goldberg, second-year Master of Public Health student in maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as an American Public Health Association (APHA) student fellow for 2011-2012.   Goldberg is one of 12 students from across the country who will serve as… Read more »

REACH NC allows quicker, more efficient access to School’s experts

July 19, 2011 For nearly every public health challenge, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has a team of innovative scientists quickening the pace toward a solution. But how do other scientists, students, members of the media, business leaders, legislators and others learn more about what we’re doing? Until recently, those looking for detailed… Read more »

Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County

  June 08, 2011 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, has been named interim health director for Orange County, N.C., until the Orange County Board of Health identifies a permanent replacement for former director Dr. Rosemary Summers, who retired May 31.   Cilenti is deputy director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH),… Read more »

Heiss, Hussey and Holliday win School’s highest honors for mentorship and teaching

June 02, 2011 (L-R) Dr. Gerardo Heiss, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Jon Hussey Three members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty were honored at the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, for their roles in developing the next generation of public health leaders. Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD, was presented with the… Read more »

Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows

May 25, 2011 The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Quynh Nguyen Study authors from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health include Quynh Nguyen, lead… Read more »

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 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 »