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Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

Kotch to lead UNC’s collaboration with new Head Start National Center on Health

September 27, 2011 Share   Dr. Jonathan Kotch The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $3 million to the American Academy of Pediatrics to operate a new National Center that will provide professional development opportunities in health for Head Start programs across… Read more »

Practice Pathways PHield Trip instructs, motivates first-year students

September 22, 2011 Share   When incoming master’s students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health stepped outside the classroom to visit a local health department during the first week of classes, they expected to learn about public health work at the county level. They expected to meet public health leaders and interact… Read more »

Licensing programs reduce deaths among youngest drivers but could do more to help older teens

September 15, 2011 Share   Do graduated driver’s licensing programs save lives? The answer is a resounding “Yes” for younger teen drivers (16- to 17-year-olds), according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, they say that research is needed to improve these programs for older teen drivers (18- to 19-year-olds)…. Read more »

School alumna selected for University Day honor

  September 15, 2011 Share   Dr. Jamieson Denise Jean Jamieson, MD, MPH, 1991 alumna of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s public health school, has received one of the University’s five Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2011. She will accept the award on Oct. 12 as part of University Day, an annual event commemorating… Read more »

Gillings Merit Scholars selected (2011)

September 07, 2011 Share   Fifteen students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2011-2012 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

UNC welcomes visit by ‘The Big Pink Bus’ as part of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 16, 2011 Share   August has been proclaimed National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. In honor of the occasion, Milk for Thought, a primarily Web-based organization that aims to raise awareness about breastfeeding, is conducting a nationwide “Latch on America” bus tour during August. One of its 30 nationwide stops was… Read more »

Goldberg selected as APHA student fellow

August 03, 2011 Shoshana Goldberg Shoshana Goldberg, second-year Master of Public Health student in maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as an American Public Health Association (APHA) student fellow for 2011-2012.   Goldberg is one of 12 students from across the country who will serve as… Read more »