Maternal and Child Health News

Team from Gillings School chosen to evaluate maternal and newborn intervention in Ethiopia

September 2, 2015 Four faculty members from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded funding to evaluate a project using a quality improvement approach to advance maternal and newborn health outcomes in Ethiopia. Kavita Singh Ongechi, PhD, research assistant professor of maternal and child health, is the primary investigator. Ilene… Read more »

Jaff selected for honorary Rotary membership to acknowledge contributions to global health

August 25, 2015 Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, 2015 alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been inducted as an honorary member of the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club. Jaff now serves as adviser on conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings Global Gateway™ at the Gillings School. The Cary club has had… Read more »

Halpern named associate editor for Journal of Adolescent Health

August 19, 2015 Carolyn Halpern, PhD, professor and chair of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been named associate editor for public health and policy for the Journal of Adolescent Health. The journal, a publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, a multidisciplinary organization committed… Read more »

Doctoral student selected for APHA fellowship

August 13, 2015 Lorenzo Hopper, MPH, a third-year doctoral student in maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a student fellow for the American Public Health Association’s maternal and child health section for 2015-2016. APHA student fellows participate in business meetings, serve on various committees… Read more »

UNC-IntraHealth fellows tackle pressing global health challenges

August 10, 2015 Four graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have completed research projects under the mentorship of public health experts at IntraHealth International, a global nongovernmental organization headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C. The students’ participation marks the sixth year of the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program, which aims to provide… Read more »

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 »