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NC Institute for Public Health News

Wood honored by Southern Health Association

September 23, 2011 Share   Brittan Wood Brittan Williams Wood, MPH, received the Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award at the N.C. Public Health Association/Southern Health Association joint conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 22. Wood is accreditation administrator with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health (NCIPH). The annual award,… 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 »

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 »

Harrington to join NC Institute for Public Health

August 17, 2011 Share     Dennis Harrington Dennis Harrington, MPH, a 30-year public health veteran, will join the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to explore new ways to improve public health delivery throughout the state. Harrington recently stepped down from his role as deputy director of the N.C. Division of Public Health… Read more »

NC shares health systems lessons with the nation

July 21, 2011 Since 2004, North Carolina has been the only state in the U.S. to have mandatory public health department accreditation, requiring local departments to meet standards prescribed by the N.C. Division of Public Health. To date, 55 of the state’s 85 local health departments have completed accreditation.UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s… Read more »

REACH NC allows quicker, more efficient access to School’s experts

July 19, 2011 For nearly every public health challenge, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has a team of innovative scientists quickening the pace toward a solution. But how do other scientists, students, members of the media, business leaders, legislators and others learn more about what we’re doing? Until recently, those looking for detailed… Read more »

Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County

  June 08, 2011 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, has been named interim health director for Orange County, N.C., until the Orange County Board of Health identifies a permanent replacement for former director Dr. Rosemary Summers, who retired May 31.   Cilenti is deputy director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH),… Read more »

Awards and recognitions (May, 2011)

  May 27, 2011 SCHOOL First in our hearts, second in the nation In its 2012 “best graduate schools” issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Gillings School of Global Public Health the top public school of public health and second in the nation among all schools of public health. In additional rankings, the… Read more »

Setting the standard for health departments

  May 27, 2011 David Stone (left) and Dr. John Graham review accreditation materials for North Carolina health departments. North Carolina is the first state to require health departments to provide at least a basic level of service quality for its citizens. To date, 55 of the state’s 85 health departments are accredited. The program… Read more »

Michalak Award presented to Inman, Blackburn

L-R, Eunice Inman, Sarah Michalak, Robert Blackburn, Anna Schenck Eunice Inman, NC Division of Public Health Nurse Consultant, and Robert Blackburn, Accreditation Board Vice Chair, both received the Craig Michalak Award for Excellence from the NC Institute for Public Health. NCIPH Director Anna Schenck presented the award with Sarah Michalak, the late Craig Michalak’s wife,… Read more »