Maternal and Child Health News
Alumnus recognized for outstanding contributions to social marketing
August 11, 2017
Mike Newton-Ward, alumnus and adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School, was honored recently with an award for his contributions to social marketing.
School leaders welcome new faculty members, announce promotions
July 27, 2017
This list includes new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period between December 2016 and June 2017.
Halpern selected for NIH study section
July 17, 2017
Dr. Carolyn T. Halpern has been named a member of the Community Influences on Health Behavior Student Section for the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review, effective July 1.
Mental well-being essential for health professionals in complex emergency settings
June 28, 2017
A new commentary co-authored by Dr. Dilshad Jaff describes the value of ensuring mental well-being for medical and health providers who work in emergency settings – so as to maintain both their effectiveness and personal resiliency.
Physician researcher calls for end to destructive practice of female genital mutilation
June 9, 2017
A commentary by Dr. Dilshad Jaff calls for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting in Iraqi Kurdistan. More public health initiatives are needed, he says, to dissuade communities from employing the practice, which has lifelong physical, psychological and public health consequences for girls and women.
UNC Gillings co-hosts conference to advance implementation science
May 17, 2017
On May 4, students, faculty and researchers from across UNC came together with representatives from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and King’s College London to share experiences with developing academic programs in implementation science.
Gillings School celebrates 77th commencement
May 13, 2017
Families and friends of 329 new Gillings School alumni gathered on May 13 to celebrate the School’s 77th commencement. Aaron Williams, executive vice president for government relations and corporate communications at RTI International, delivered the commencement address.
Study finds small, mostly-male schools are less likely to have sexual assault policies
April 20, 2017
A new research paper highlights the wide variation in definitions of consent at universities across the United States.
Fourth annual GillingsX talks draw record crowd
March 27, 2017
The fourth annual GillingsX event, hosted by the Student Global Health Committee on March 23, highlighted students’ global health research experiences. The format is modeled after the TED talks, which aim to deliver an important idea in a short, interesting presentation.
Eight faculty members selected as 2017 ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ awardees
March 24, 2017
Eight faculty members were selected by their students to receive the 2017 “Celebrate Teaching!” Award. The annual award honors those “who have inspired students; enhanced student learning through creative, engaging and innovative teaching methods; and supported students’ academic success and professional development.”