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Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

HRSA award targets women’s health

July 19, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has awarded a three-year, $305,000 grant to fund a project called Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Distance Learning Initiative. Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

School researcher, alumnus contribute data on tobacco use among sexual minorities

July 12, 2010 Dr. Cathy Melvin Joseph Lee UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty member Cathy Melvin, PhD, and alumnus Joseph Lee, MPH, CPH, were leaders in providing data used in “Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community,” a report recently published by the… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Peterson instrumental in CDC’s recommendations for safe use of contraception in U.S.

June 04, 2010 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a set of recommendations for United States health care professionals to use when providing family planning counseling and services.   Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and… Read more »

Three public health students tapped into UNC’s highest honorary society

April 20, 2010 Ryan Kingsbury Hannah Pollett Shane Capps The UNC Order of the Golden Fleece inducted UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health students Ryan Kingsbury, Hannah Pollet and Shane Capps at a tapping ceremony held Tuesday, March 23, at Forest Theater. Considered the highest honorary society at the University, the Golden Fleece selects… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »