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NC Institute for Public Health News

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting celebrates 30th Anniversary

During the week of June 24, Mary Davis, DrPH, NCIPH Senior Investigator and Chair of AcademyHealth’s Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Advisory Committee, was in Baltimore for the 30th anniversary of the Annual Research Meeting. She attended sessions to soak up the emerging science and welcomed members to AcademyHealth’s largest Interest Group: PHSR. Initiated… Read more »

Public health institute recognized for service to the state

CHAPEL HILL – The Partners in Public Health Distinguished Group Award was presented to the NC Institute for Public Health at the NC Public Health Association Annual Conference in Asheville, October 1, 2009. This award was established in 1998 to recognize organizations that have made significant contributions to public health in North Carolina. Dennis Harrington… Read more »

NCIPH hosts leadership retreat

May 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health hosted a retreat this month for the National Public Health Leadership Institute (NPHLI). Fifty high-level public health scholars from 26 states attended the three-day conference at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., which launched the year-long leadership program.  … Read more »

Awards and recognitions (April, 2010)

April 23, 2010 Details of these and other awards are available at Student Resources.FACULTY   Devlin joins School as Gillings Visiting Professor Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, former N.C. State Health Director, was appointed as a Gillings Visiting Professor in fall 2009. The position is based in the Department of Health Policy and Management. In… Read more »

Flu viruses move fast — so do public health officials preparing for pandemic

April 23, 2010 Dr. Jennifer Horney In August 2009, two months before the first shipment of H1N1 vaccine was to arrive in North Carolina, officials with the N.C. Division of Public Health already were planning how to distribute it.   They wanted to determine what people knew about the vaccine and how many were planning… Read more »

N.C. Institute for Public Health joins state H1N1 Campus Campaign

February 19, 2010 With H1N1 influenza still circulating and another dangerous wave of the disease still possible, students on college campuses are particularly at risk of infection because of the close contact they have in classes, dormitories and cafeterias.   However, state records show only 5 percent of people in the college age group (19-… Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

Active Living by Design featured in journal

Active Living by Design, part of the NC Institute for Public Health, is featured in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 37, Issue 6, Supplement 2 ). The entire issue is devoted to the Active Living by Design (ALbD) grant program and lessons learned from 15 of its 25… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation expands UNC program to reverse childhood obesity

January 12, 2010 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded multi-year grants to 41 communities across the country as part of a landmark national program, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.   The 41 sites are funded through Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,… Read more »

Preparedness Center’s collaborative research on H1N1 published in MMWR

January 12, 2010 Dr. Jen Horney A report published in the Dec. 25, 2009 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report sheds light on North Carolinians’ intentions last fall to receive the influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. Led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, and other researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Center… Read more »