Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

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 »