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Maternal and Child Health News

School mourns passing of Mary Rose Tully

January 20, 2010 Mary Rose Tully Mary Rose Weber Tully, MPH, alumna and adjunct associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, died Jan. 20 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. She was 63.   Tully was a co-founder and senior clinical associate of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute… Read more »

UNC study: HPV vaccine hurts less than expected

October 21, 2009 Injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be no more painful than other shots that prevent disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The finding follows anecdotal accounts and news stories that have emphasized the potential side effects of the… Read more »

New online certificate offered in maternal and child health leadership

September 28, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health has announced an online certificate program available to working public health professionals. The Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Leadership is designed to provide practitioners with core knowledge, skills and competencies for promoting the health of women and… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

Kotch named distinguished professor for achievements in children’s health

September 04, 2009 Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan Kotch, MD, professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the Carol Remmer Angle Endowed Professor in Children’s Environmental Health. The professorship was established in 2003 to fund a distinguished teacher and scholar in the field of environmental health…. Read more »

Bazán, School alumna, honored at Meredith College event

August 17, 2009 Andrea Bazán Andrea Bazán, MPH, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was the guest of honor on Aug. 6 at ¡Levantate, North Carolina!, held in Meredith College’s Jones Auditorium. Former N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. was the keynote speaker, and WRAL-TV anchor Pam Saulsby served as master… Read more »

Breastfeeding even more important for child health and survival during hurricanes, other emergencies

August 04, 2009 In an emergency – when electricity, clean water and infant supplies may be unavailable – breastfeeding becomes even more important than ever. That’s why public health advocates support the theme for the 2009 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), Aug. 1-8, “Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response – Are you ready?” Dr. Miriam Labbok “Children,… Read more »

Panel discussion to address global family planning efforts

July 27, 2009 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and area health researchers will meet July 30 for a panel discussion addressing the importance of scaling up family planning efforts around the world. Panelists will discuss the impact of family planning on maternal health, integrating HIV/AIDS services with family planning programs and increasing… Read more »

UNC researchers: Smoking rates significantly higher among homosexual men, women

July 27, 2009 Men and women who are gay or lesbian are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to smoke, according to findings from a review study carried out by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Joseph Lee Joseph Lee, social research specialist with the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program in the UNC… Read more »

Students work to improve health status of Nicaraguans

July 16, 2009 Four graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are spending the summer in Nicaragua as part of a collaborative project between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine, nursing and public health and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua – Leon (UNAN). The students… Read more »