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Maternal and Child Health News

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »

Study finds loss of sexual desire in postmenopausal women affects health, quality of life

January 21, 2009 Dr. Andrea Biddle Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by Andrea K. Biddle, PhD,… Read more »

Peterson inducted into prestigious Institute of Medicine

Herbert Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, was inducted into membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Oct. 12, the organization… Read more »

Grant, community activist, to speak at School’s 2009 commencement

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »

UNC department designated World Health Organization Collaborating Center

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 »

School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

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 »

Endeavors highlights work of Van Rie, student photographers

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 »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

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 »

Kotch selected for national maternal and child health award

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 »

UNC study: parenting can override effect of genes in how babies respond to stress

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 »