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Heart Healthy Lenoir kicks off in Kinston

July 06, 2010 More than 100 community members, policymakers, health care providers and business owners joined researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University on June 29 to kick off the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project in downtown Kinston, N.C.   Heart Healthy Lenoir is a $10 million, five-year project focused on reducing heart disease in… Read more »

Public health undergraduates receive study abroad scholarships

June 25, 2010 Bachelor of Science in Public Health students Lauren Blanchet, Lauren Brown and Christopher Zieber were among 163 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates selected in 2010 to receive scholarships and fellowships totaling about $637,000. The awards, funded by private gifts, enable students to study in other countries for a semester,… Read more »

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Four UNC global health abstracts selected for presentation at APHA annual meeting

June 07, 2010 Four abstracts of work conducted by faculty members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been accepted for presentation at the 138th annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition, to be held Nov. 6-10 in Denver. Dr. Bruce Fried Dr. Peggy Bentley Gretchen Van Vliet Dr. Hollie… Read more »

UNC Nutrition students sweep awards at major national conference

Six students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition have won prestigious fellowships and prizes presented at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans April 18-22. The students, including Jessica Ellis, Scott Ickes, Nicole Schwerbrock (May 2009 graduate), Megan Slining, Ya Wen Teng and Natalie The, won half of… Read more »

White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity commends HPDP’s preschool nutrition program

  May 28, 2010 A program designed by researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) to reduce obesity in preschool children was recommended by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity last week.   The task force is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce childhood obesity…. Read more »

HOPE program expanded to include Lenoir County

  May 24, 2010 The Community-Campus Partnership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded a $20,000 grant to support public health and poverty alleviation programs in Lenoir County through its Health, Opportunity, Partnerships and Empowerment (HOPE) projects. The projects aim to improve health outcomes for low-income women by providing support and… Read more »

Nine global public health students receive awards for international work

May 21, 2010 The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $96,000 to 39 students conducting work around the world. Nine of them are working on degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   “We are proud to support the innovative work… Read more »

UNC project takes on heart disease in heart of U.S. ‘stroke belt’

  May 04, 2010 A new $10 million grant will help researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county’s leading cause of death.   The UNC-ECU project aims to better understand the causes… Read more »

Brown, junior BSPH student, selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in China

April 29, 2010 Lauren Brown Lauren Brown, a junior bachelor of science in public health student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, has received one of 23 Phillips Ambassadorships for study abroad in Asia.   Phillips Ambassadors are selected based on their academic achievements and commitment to activities, service and… Read more »