Maternal and Child Health News

Working with communities to overcome health disparities

  December 13, 2006 A farmer examines his crop Working with and within communities is an integral part of the UNC School of Public Health’s efforts and long-term commitment to eliminate health disparities. Since our School’s inception in 1940, our students and faculty have engaged with communities across North Carolina and around the world to… Read more »

Maternal and Child Health receives federal training grant to address health disparities

September 28, 2006 The Department of Maternal and Child Health has received a federal grant enabling the launch of a new doctoral training program in applied epidemiology aimed at addressing health inequities. The Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), awarded the department $26,000 per… Read more »

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program

News From The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill As part of a continuing commitment to advance scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research… Read more »

Adjunct professor Roy Jacobstein to be interviewed Friday on North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC

September 12, 2006 Maternal and Child Health adjunct professor Roy Jacobstein will be interviewed Friday, September 15, during North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC’s live program, The State of Things. The show airs at noon at 91.5 FM in Chapel Hill and on other regional public radio stations. Jacobstein, known for his international health and development work… Read more »

Mistreated children more likely to smoke, drink, fight and suffer from depression as adolescents

September 05, 2006 Children who are left home alone, physically neglected, physically assaulted or sexually abused are more likely to smoke cigarettes or marijuana, drink alcohol, abuse inhalants and be depressed or violent when they reach adolescence, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public… Read more »

Sad Announcement

With great sadness, The Department of Maternal and Child Health announces the death of a member of the MCH family — one of our students, Edem Effiong. Edem received her MPH in MCH on August 9, 2006, three days before she passed away at UNC Hospitals after a brave battle with leukemia for over a… Read more »

Linda Southern selected to receive Staff Excellence Award

  August 18, 2006 Linda Southern, registrar and student services manager for the Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been chosen as the 2006 recipient of the School of Public Health’s Staff Excellence Award. She has been with the University since 1989 and has served as department registrar since July 2002. Southern’s nomination packet… Read more »

School of Public Health establishes center for feeding, care of infants, young children

March 07, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has established a Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care, the first center of its kind in a school of public health.The center will advance and support research and practices that enable mothers and families to succeed in… Read more »

Alpha Epsilon Lambda selects three MCH students for membership

March 06, 2006 Alpha Epsilon Lambda, a national honor society for grad/professional students, selected three Maternal and Child Health Students as members. Those students are Loren Bausell, Mindy Steinberg and Jessica Levy.For further information please contact Anna Schmidt by email at  

Students selected for Order of the Old Well

March 03, 2006 MCH Students Anne Clayton and Amanda Koch have been selected for membership into the Order of the Old Well honor society. The Order recognizes students who have given unselfish service and distinguished leadership to UNC and the greater community.For further information please contact Anna Schmidt by email at