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Maternal and Child Health News

Farel, two Gillings School alumnae awarded for contributions to child health

August 6, 2015 The North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards for excellence in the pediatric field. Among the seven awardees are three alumnae of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, one of whom is a faculty member. The winners are Anita Farel, DrPH, clinical professor and… Read more »

Chapel Hill, Carrboro launch campaigns to become ‘Breastfeeding Family-Friendly Cities’

August 6, 2015 Mayors Mark Kleinschmidt, of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Lydia Lavelle, of Carrboro, N.C., announced today their support of the Breastfeeding Family-Friendly Cities initiative, an effort led locally by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute. A public event to launch the campaign will be held Aug. 10… Read more »

Arden Miller, national leader, former chair of maternal and child health, dies July 26

July 29, 2015 C. Arden Miller, MD, a respected national leader and expert in child health, died on July 26 at the age of 90. Dr. Miller formerly was vice chancellor of health sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and professor and chair of maternal and child health at UNC’s Gillings… Read more »

School-affiliated organization awarded grant to certify child-care health consultants, improve child-care environments

July 17, 2015 The North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, a project of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health directed by Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, research professor of maternal and child health at the Gillings School, is among the collaborators who have received a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from… Read more »

Fixsen and Peterson elected to board of Global Implementation Initiative

July 13, 2015 Two UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members were elected recently as officers on the international board of directors of the Global Implementation Initiative. Dean L. Fixsen, PhD, and Herbert B. Peterson, MD, were chosen to serve as the board’s president and treasurer, respectively, during the third Global Implementation Conference… Read more »

Stuebe, breastfeeding expert, named Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at UNC

June 17, 2015 Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, has been named Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The position, jointly held in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC School of Medicine, became effective June 1. A recognized scholar, researcher, clinician… Read more »

Tim Black, reproductive rights activist, dead at 77

May 14, 2015 Timothy Reuben Ladbroke Black, MD, MPH, CBE, an alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health and visionary international advocate for women’s reproductive rights and family planning services, died Dec. 11, 2014, in Sussex, England, School leaders have learned. Born Jan. 7, 1937, in Sussex, Black received a medical degree from… Read more »

Alumnus’ research on antibiotics has implications for infant health in African countries

May 4, 2015 Adrien Lokangaka, MD, MPH, 2014 graduate in maternal and child health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has published research that may make better use of scant medical resources in African countries and save the lives of infants with bacterial infections. Lokangaka, a Rotary Peace fellow, is a member of… Read more »

Goldberg, MCH student, wins research award from sexual studies program

April 30, 2015 Shoshana Goldberg, MPH, doctoral student in maternal and child health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has won a graduate research award from the UNC College of Arts and Sciences’ Program in Sexuality Studies. In announcing the award, Richard Cante, PhD, director of the sexuality studies program and associate professor… Read more »

Ammerman to co-lead UNC’s new campus theme – ‘Food for All’

April 29, 2015 Members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community will come together at a common table when they examine food studies as UNC’s 2015-2017 university-wide academic theme. “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which builds on UNC’s 2012-2015 “Water in Our World” focus on global water issues, will challenge all areas of the university… Read more »