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NC Institute for Public Health News

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 »

NC Boards of Health training begins

NCIPH’s Office of Continuing Education was awarded a state contract to train new members of county boards of health statewide. Approximately 900 North Carolinians serve on county boards of health.    Using Institute staff, former health directors, and experienced board of health members as faculty, training sessions will include understanding the work of a board… 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 »

Leaders from Chinese CDC visit UNC to explore possible collaborations

  September 23, 2011 Share   School leaders and the Shanghai delegation Six delegates from Shanghai, China, met with faculty leaders at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Sept. 19 to discuss possible research and educational collaborations, including student and faculty exchange programs and distance education opportunities. Members of the delegation, who work… Read more »

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 »