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NC Institute for Public Health News

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 www.usnews.com The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »

Stevens receives Levine Award for public health service to North Carolina

February 15, 2011 Dr. Rachel Stevens accepts the Levine Legacy Award from N.C. State Health Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Engel. Rachel H. Stevens, EdD, RN, was presented with the Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award on Jan. 28 at the annual N.C. State Health Director’s Conference in Raleigh.   Named for former North Carolina State Health… Read more »

Schenck to lead NC Institute for Public Health and Public Health Leadership Program

January 24, 2011 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna P. Schenck, PhD, MPH, will become director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) and associate dean for public health practice at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective March 1. Schenck also leads the School’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP). “Anna’s leadership provides… Read more »

Baker featured on ASPH’s Feb. 1 preparedness education webcast

January 18, 2011 Dr. Ed Baker Ed Baker Jr., MD, MPH, will be one of three speakers featured on a webcast hosted by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. Baker, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

Awards and recognitions (March – September 2010)

November 29, 2010 Visit our longer list of recognitions March – September 2010  FACULTY Dr. Mark Sobsey Sobsey invited to NASA’s first LAUNCH event Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering, was one of 10 innovators chosen to participate in NASA’s inaugural LAUNCH event, held March 16-18, at the Kennedy Space… Read more »

For weight loss, working together is often the best approach

November 29, 2010 The Active Living by Design grantee in Columbia, Mo., has worked hard to mobilize the community to bike more often. Here, several families enjoy a crisp fall morning. Photo courtesy of Active Living By Design. The prescription for losing excess weight and avoiding heart disease and diabetes sounds simple – eat less… Read more »

Active Living By Design

November 29, 2010   Elementary school kids in Seattle enjoy a snack provided by the local Healthy Eating by Design program. Photo courtesy of Active Living By Design. In the mid-2000s, Lynda Kinnane – and others in the beautiful mountain town of Burnsville, N.C. – had a major concern. “We were seeing a lot of… Read more »

Place receives Public Health Foundation’s Ervin Award for service

November 15, 2010 Janet Place, MPH, director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Southeast Public Health Training Center, received the Theodore R. Ervin Award for Outstanding Service at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Denver on Nov. 9. The award, presented by the board of directors of the national Public Health… Read more »

Baker reappointed to state’s Public Health Study Commission

November 04, 2010 Dr. Ed Baker Edward Baker Jr., MD, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health, has been reappointed to the North Carolina Public Health Study Commission for a second two-year term by N.C. Speaker… Read more »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »