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Maternal and Child Health News

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

Richard Udry, pioneering adolescent-health researcher and population scientist, dies July 29

August 02, 2012   Dr. Richard Udry J. Richard Udry, PhD, professor of maternal and child health and sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Sunday, July 29, after a long illness. He was 83. Dr. Udry was a Kenan Distinguished Professor of… Read more »

School alumnus named NC Institute of Medicine’s vice president

July 11, 2012   Dr. Adam Zolotor Adam Zolotor, MD, MPH, DrPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine, has been selected as the new vice president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM).   Zolotor earned a Master of Public Health (1997) and… Read more »

School plays key role in launch of Lancet series on family planning

  July 10, 2012 Increasing access to family planning will play a central role in achieving United Nations targets for maternal health, eradication of poverty, education, and gender equality, according to a major new Series on Family Planning published July 10 by The Lancet. Dr. Herbert B. Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor… Read more »

School plays key role in launch of Lancet series on family planning

July 10, 2012 Increasing access to family planning will play a central role in achieving United Nations targets for maternal health, eradication of poverty, education, and gender equality, according to a major new Series on Family Planning published July 10 by The Lancet. Dr. Herbert B. Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and… Read more »

Public health students selected for first World Vision internships

June 13, 2012   Ryan Cronk Lauren Snyder Lauren Snyder and Ryan Cronk, master’s degree candidates at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have been selected for inaugural internships with the international organization World Vision. Snyder, a Master of Public Health candidate in maternal and child health, will work with World Vision’s Learning Center… Read more »

Autism spectrum study to look at autism variance among individuals

June 13, 2012   The Center for Autism and Development Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is beginning the second phase of its Study to Explore Early Development (SEED II) to search for causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities in preschool-age children.  … Read more »

WHO Cares

May 31, 2012   Dr. Sandra Martin Sandra Martin works with the World Health Organization (WHO) to assure optimal care for women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.   Dr. Sandra Martin’s career has been devoted to preventing violence and helping violence survivors recover from trauma. Martin’s research has focused on violence during pregnancy,… Read more »

Preventing risks to women, children and families is at the heart of public health

May 16, 2012   UNC’s maternal and child health department has a long history of field work aimed at preventing problems related to pregnancy, prenatal health, infant feeding problems, and maternal safety and health. Maternal and child health chair Dr. Herbert Peterson is excited about the department’s focus on implementation science–the study of methods to… Read more »

Preventing accidents, injuries and violence

May 16, 2012   Every child on the playground thinks she’s invincible. Watch one swinging skyward; another, rock climbing. In our adult lives, despite accidents, injuries and violence, we all too often live as if we were invincible, too. But through all stages of life, we need protective policies and practices to reduce chances of… Read more »