NC Institute for Public Health News

Rachel Stevens receives national recognition for local health board work

August 11, 2010 Rachel Stevens, right, receives the NALBOH President’s Award. Rachel Stevens, EdD, RN, has received the 2010 President’s Award from the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). Stevens is a member of the Chatham County (N.C.) Board of Health. The award was presented Aug. 11 at the board’s 18th annual conference… Read more »

HRSA award targets women’s health

July 19, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has awarded a three-year, $305,000 grant to fund a project called Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Distance Learning Initiative. Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

NCIPH’s Cilenti to lead N.C. Healthy Start Foundation board

  July 02, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, deputy director of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, has been appointed chair of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation’s board of directors.   Cilenti, who is also clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at the… Read more »

Horney invited to work with CDC on response to oil spill

June 24, 2010 Dr. Jennifer Horney Jennifer Horney, PhD, CPH, has been asked to join a team of experts to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Horney is research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health… Read more »

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 »

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 »