Maternal and Child Health News

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  

MCH Alumni honored

January 11, 2006 Mary Linker, a 1993 MSW/MPH graduate of the UNC Maternal and Child Health Department, received the Social Work Outstanding Achievement Award from the N.C. Public Health Association.The award honors Linker’s work as the manager of the Family Outreach and Support Services Division at the Chatham County Public Health Department. Linker has been… Read more »

Anna Maria Siega-Riz President-elect of SPER

September 19, 2005 Anna Maria Siega-Riz was elected president-elect of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (SPER) at their annual meeting in June. She will serve as president in 2006-2007 and will preside at the annual meeting in Boston in June. Congratulations to Anna Maria!For further information please contact Marcia Roth by email at… Read more »

Paul Buescher, MCH Adjunct faculty member to lead SCHS

September 19, 2005 On October 1, 2005, Paul Buescher will become the new Director of the State Center for Health Statistics. Paul began work at the State Center in 1980 as a Statistician, and has increasingly taken on management and leadership roles over the last 25 years. Since 1993 he has served as the Head… Read more »

Student’s presentation among best at conference

February 14, 2005 Theresa Chapple, second year MPH student, was awarded second place for her presentation “Utilization of Well-Child Care Services by Rural African-American Pre-Term Infants” at the Southern Nurses Research Conference in Atlanta Georgia, Feb. 3-5, 2005. Chapple’s poster was selected from more than 200 student presentations. Her poster represents the independent research project… Read more »

Dr. Buescher awarded 2004 National MCH Epidemiology Award

January 03, 2005 Dr. Paul Alan Buescher awarded the 2004 National MCH Epidemiology Award for Effective Practice at the State Level.The Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology has recognized Dr. Paul Buescher for his substantial contributions to effective practice in Maternal and Child Health, spanning a 25 year period. Currently, Dr. Buescher is a Statistician… Read more »

APHA MCH Section Selects 2 UNC Student Fellows

August 16, 2004 Congratulations to Deborah Dee and Emily McDonald Evens, UNC – MCH Department doctoral students selected as 2004 MCH Section Student Fellows. They will join 8 other student fellows (representing a total of 7 universities) in participating in MCH Section events at the APHA Annual Meeting. Fellows were chosen for demonstrated leadership, academic… Read more »

Richard Aronson receives John C. MacQueen Lecture Award

April 16, 2004 Richard Aronson, MD, MPH, received the John C. MacQueen Lecture Award at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2004. The Award is given annually to honor a public health leader who has made significant contributions to maternal and child health… Read more »