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Maternal and Child Health News

Alan Cross, professor in schools of medicine and public health, dies Jan. 5

January 06, 2012 Share   Dr. Alan Cross Dr. Alan Cross, a pediatrician and University of North Carolina professor of medicine and maternal and child health, died Thursday, Jan. 5, at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dr. Cross was professor of maternal and child health in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health… Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

Annual research report

  December 27, 2011 Share       An interview with Sandra L. Martin, PhD Dr. Sandra Martin Martin has served since 2007 as associate dean for research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Having joined the School’s faculty in 1990, she is professor and associate chair for research in the Department of… Read more »

Layla Lavasani, MHS

December 27, 2011 Share   Doctoral student Maternal and Child Health Lavasani worked to improve children’s nutrition in Senegal. Layla Lavasani Layla Lavasani, who received her master’s degree in international health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, works to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality in resource-poor settings. Her areas of technical… Read more »

UNC schools of social work and public health mark 25th anniversary of dual degree program

November 14, 2011 Share   This article was published originally in the UNC School of Social Work’s Contact magazine. Twenty-five years ago, two schools at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joined together to prepare students who are passionate about preventing problems and train those committed to solving them. Since then, more than 100… Read more »

School alumna works to improve health of Mayan women and children

November 03, 2011 Share   This profile originally appeared in Contact magazine, published by the UNC School of Social Work. To read the article in its entirety, see the magazine’s website. Each day, Veronica Sunderland-Perez, MSW, MSPH, epitomizes the ways public health social workers help ensure that women and children around the world have access… Read more »

School well-represented at 2011 APHA annual meeting

October 25, 2011 Share   Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health will be presented by faculty, staff and students at the 139th annual American Public Health Association meeting to be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The theme of the 2011 meeting is… Read more »

Afghan minister visits to discuss global health issues

October 12, 2011 Share   Dr. Faiz Kakar, sixth from left, visits with student and faculty members involved in global health issues. Faizullah Kakar, PhD, Afghanistan’s Minister for Advising the President on Health Affairs, met Oct. 11 at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with global health leaders from the UNC schools of public… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

UNC partners with community health centers to improve colorectal cancer screening

September 29, 2011 Share   An innovative partnership between UNC and the North Carolina Community Health Center Association is bringing a toolkit offering best practices for improving colorectal cancer screening rates to 136 clinics across the state. The tailored toolkit, developed and distributed with support from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF), is tailored to… Read more »