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Maternal and Child Health News

  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

May 14, 2012 The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant by The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funding supports CGBI to translate action-oriented research and program theory into practice and develop an environment in which more women can… Read more »

May 09, 2012   Ten current graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health received competitive global internships for summer 2012 or for the coming academic year. Doctoral student Paul Fleming and master’s student Jennifer Velloza, both studying health behavior and health education, received the prestigious UNC- FHI 360 Fellowship. The yearlong program… Read more »

  April 05, 2012 Adolescents’ expectations of an early death can predict their economic futures more than a decade later, according to a new study from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Individuals who did not expect to live to age 35 had lower levels of educational attainment and lower personal earnings… Read more »