Posts Categorized: NC Institute for Public Health News

Eight faculty members selected as innovative teachers at ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ event

March 3, 2014 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Feb. 24 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s third annual Teaching Innovation Awards. Awardees included Steve Cole, PhD  (epidemiology),… Read more »

Cilenti receives $5.5M to start national workforce development center at UNC

Oct. 3, 2013   Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor in the department of maternal and child health and senior investigator at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a three-year, $5.5M award from the U.S.  Health Resources and Services… Read more »

H1N1 Flu Response

The Institute and the NC Center for Public Health Preparedness are compiling resources and trainings to answer your questions about swine flu. Additions will be made to the list continually, so check back frequently. The Gillings School of Global Public Health has links to additional information about swine flu, including updated travel restrictions and recommendations,… Read more »

New book teaches practical business skills to public health professionals

The University of North Carolina School of Public Health and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School have announced the publication of Public Health Business Planning: A Practical Guide, a step-by-step manual for planning effective business strategies for public health-related programs. Authors of the book include Stephen N. Orton, PhD, Anne J. Menkens, MA, and Pamela Santos,… Read more »

Institute launches ambassador project

This summer Institute staff are piloting a new program aimed at improving customer service by learning more about our main customers–local health departments in North Carolina–and their needs related to NCIPH services. Says deputy director Dorothy Cilenti, herself a former county health director, “The goal of the Ambassador Project is to strengthen relationships and promote… Read more »

Work experience with certain community response teams may boost students’ job options, study finds

Aug. 20, 2013   A study by Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers finds that experience in applied public health may influence job choices for public health graduates. Findings of the study, led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology and manager of the research and evaluation unit at the Gillings School’s… Read more »

A course for public health nurses makes a difference

  May 08, 2009 Last summer, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” became more than a science fiction spoof. In June 2008, tomatoes were blamed for a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul, a bacterial infection that caused serious illness in more than 1,400 people in 43 states, including North Carolina. A public health nurse checks a… Read more »

Increasing HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

May 08, 2009 If a vaccine could protect your daughter from developing cervical cancer, would you make sure she got the shots? But is the vaccine safe? African-American women in some N.C. counties are up to four times more likely to die from cervical cancer than white women elsewhere in the state. Parents across the… Read more »

Partnership brings evidence-based public health training to North Carolina

Public health practitioners need evidence-based public health information to make decisions on how best to improve public health system performance and ultimately improve health outcomes. To address this need, the NC Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) and UNC’s Center for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HPDP) partnered to serve as one of four sites across the country… Read more »

Cilenti joins the Institute

Dorothy Cilenti, former health director for Alamance and Chatham counties in North Carolina and deputy director of the NC Division of Public Health, has joined the North Carolina Institute for Public Health as deputy director for operations and management. Cilenti will also be a senior project officer affiliated with the North Carolina Public Health Academy… Read more »