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Public health students graduate as Buckley Service Scholars

May 21, 2012 Nineteen of the 290 Buckley Public Service Scholars who graduated on May 13 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were public health students at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.They are Alexander Christian (biostatistics); Mary Aaroe, Kelli Paice and Ann Suk (environmental sciences and engineering); Rachel Baum, Phylicia… Read more »

Preventing chronic, obesity-related diseases

May 16, 2012   Eating right for better health is a good idea based on good science.   We have good evidence that eating fruits and vegetables, watching weight and treating diabetes are critical to good health. Those data are changing policies and practices worldwide.   Alice Ammerman: Motivating children and teens to eat healthful… Read more »

Preventing illness, preserving health

  May 16, 2012     Dr. Jennifer Smith, Dr. Peggy Bentley (holding Anneliese Bell) and former N.C. state health director and Gillings Visiting Professor Dr. Leah Devlin conduct prevention activities locally, across the state and around the world. The epicenter of public health is prevention–vaccinations to avoid diseases, hand washing to stop germs from… Read more »

Nutrition Research Institute receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for global health research

May 09, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has received a Grand Challenges Explorations award, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, institute director and Kenan Distinguished University Professor of nutrition in the Gillings School… Read more »

UNC Nutrition Research Institute study identifies gene associated with male infertility

May 01, 2012 Fifteen of every 100 couples in the world who want to have children find it difficult or impossible to conceive. In about half those couples, the male partner is infertile. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis have found a possible genetic cause… Read more »

Ward receives 2012 Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research

April 27, 2012 Dr. June Stevens, chair of the nutrition department, with Dr. Dianne Ward Dianne S. Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, received this year’s Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s spring faculty… Read more »

School team wins Carolina Challenge, another takes third place

  April 26, 2012 KM Water Solutions, a team affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, took first place overall in the Carolina Challenge, a business and social venture competition designed to promote entrepreneurship at the university. The team, selected from 70 applicants, was presented with a $15,000 prize at the ‘final four’… Read more »

NAP SACC receives Blue Cross Blue Shield grant to expand program

April 16, 2012 The Nutritional and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) program, developed to help improve nutrition and physical activity environments in child care centers and programs, recently received a $600,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. NAP SACC will use the grant to develop an engaging and… Read more »

Public health groups and individuals honored for public service

  April 12, 2012   Projects to support breastfeeding at hospitals in North Carolina, HIV-positive youth in Uganda, and the participation of Latino men in reproductive health were among those honored March 28 at an annual awards ceremony conducted by the Carolina Center for Public Service. Kathy Parry (left) and Emily Taylor accept Bryan Awards… Read more »

Six public health students receive The Graduate School’s 2012 Impact Awards

April 09, 2012 The loss of farm land, limited HIV resources, stroke evaluation, tick bites, motor-vehicle crashes and postpartum depression comprise the issues researched by six former and current public health graduate students who received Impact Awards from UNC’s Graduate School earlier this month.   The awards recognize students whose research may improve the lives… Read more »