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Maternal and Child Health News

November 12, 2008 The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its newest Collaborating Center. Dr. Herbert Peterson The center, established in the department’s home in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will help the United Nations… Read more »

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

October 16, 2008 The current issue of Endeavors magazine features the work of a faculty member and two students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “Return of the Fatal Cough” describes the resurgence of tuberculosis and the research of Annelies Van Rie, MD, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology: TB is now the… Read more »

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

September 24, 2008   Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH, has been named winner of the 2008 Martha May Eliot Award by the American Public Health Association. The award honors exceptional achievements in maternal and child health. Kotch, professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will accept the award at the… Read more »

September 22, 2008 Everyone gets stressed, even babies. Dr. Carolyn Halpern Now, it appears how infants respond to stress is linked to their having a particular form of a certain gene, according to a new study co-authored by Carolyn Halpern, PhD, associate professor of maternal and child health. Just as significantly, researchers say they also… Read more »

September 08, 2008 Dr. Sian Curtis The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill up to $181 million to continue its MEASURE Evaluation project. Dr. Sian Curtis and Dr. Gustavo Angeles, faculty in the Department of Maternal and Child Health,… Read more »

  Dr. Diane Rowley has recently joined the Department and will be working with Dr. Vijaya Hogan to develop new initiatives to move forward in this commitment. Dr. Rowley comes to the Department with a long history of addressing health disparities in MCH – first as a leader of key programs at the U.S. Center… Read more »

  August 20, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Cathy Melvin A team of population scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been honored by the National Cancer Institute at a recent summit. Among those recognized was Cathy Melvin, PhD, research associate professor in the Department of Maternal and Child… Read more »

July 25, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Anita Farel The University of North Carolina School of Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health has received two competitive grant awards to establish a distance education certificate and degree program in maternal and child health leadership. The initiative, MCH OLE! (Maternal and Child Health Online Leadership Education), is… Read more »