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Bentley and Miller awarded distinguished professorships

January 05, 2012 Share   Two distinguished professors at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health now will be able to use the adjective in their official titles. Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, and Cass (Casey) Miller, PhD, professors in nutrition and environmental sciences and engineering, respectively, have been approved by the University of North Carolina’s… Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

Popkin one of most frequently cited authors among nutrition researchers

December 21, 2011 Share   Dr. Barry Popkin Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, is author of three of the top 10 most cited nutrition articles in Nutrition Reviews’ 70-year history.   The journal compiled the list of its… Read more »

Marci Campbell, cancer and nutrition researcher, dies

  December 14, 2011 Share   Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, died Dec. 14 after living with cancer with grace and caring for almost two years.She was a member of UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and program leader for… Read more »

School hosts visitors from Ukraine

December 14, 2011 Share   A delegation of nine people from Ukraine visited UNC on Dec. 14 to learn more about the United States’ higher education system. Their meeting at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was hosted by the School’s Office of Global Health. A delegation from the Ukraine met with faculty and… Read more »

Three in public health win postdoctoral research awards

  November 16, 2011 Share   Three postdoctoral students associated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the University’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, given in recognition of their promise as researchers. Kimberly Powers They are Kimberly Powers, postdoctoral fellow in the departments of epidemiology and medicine; Pengcheng Xun, research associate in… Read more »

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

October 25, 2011 Share   People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.   The findings, published online Oct. 25, 2011, in the International Journal of Obesity, provide evidence explaining a phenomenon… Read more »

Zeisel to speak at African-American Economic Summit

October 18, 2011 Share   Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, will be one of four keynote speakers at a free public conference, “The Biological Consequences of Chronic Social and Economic Disadvantage,” to be held Nov. 7 as part of the third annual African-American Economic Summit, organized by the University of North Carolina at… Read more »

Afghan minister visits to discuss global health issues

October 12, 2011 Share   Dr. Faiz Kakar, sixth from left, visits with student and faculty members involved in global health issues. Faizullah Kakar, PhD, Afghanistan’s Minister for Advising the President on Health Affairs, met Oct. 11 at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with global health leaders from the UNC schools of public… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »