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Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

UNC’s breastfeeding institute awarded W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant

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 »

Public health graduate students earn competitive global internships

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 »

Adolescent expectations of early death predict young adult socioeconomic status

  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 »

Semester-long seminar teaches students about public health issues in Vietnam

February 24, 2012 Share   UNC students and students from the Hanoi School of Public Health examined public health issues in Vietnam as part of UNC’s Burch Field Seminar series. When a team of UNC undergraduates traveled to Vietnam in fall 2011 to take part in a semester abroad, they were able to connect real… Read more »

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »