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Maternal and Child Health News

The world is fat

November 29, 2010 * Our article uses the title of a popular treatise by Dr. Barry Popkin, The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That Are Fattening the Human Race (New York, Penguin Books, 2008). For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/theworldisfat.   Across North Carolina and around the world, researchers from UNC Gillings… Read more »

Peterson honored by United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

November 17, 2010 Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s maternal and child health department, has been selected as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. He will be awarded the fellowship… Read more »

Siega-Riz named associate dean for academic affairs

November 08, 2010 Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of nutrition and of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the School’s new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Dec. 1.   Siega-Riz will succeed Peggy Leatt, PhD, who has served as associate dean for academic… Read more »

School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

Maternal and child health project receives national health information award

October 13, 2010 Dr. Jonathan Kotch The North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, a program directed by Jonathan Kotch, MD, through the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been recognized by the 17th annual National Health Information Awards℠ program.   The resource center promotes… Read more »

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 »