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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 »

Popkin and Sharma awarded honors by Britain’s Nutrition Society

April 27, 2010 Dr. Gita Sharma Dr. Barry Popkin Two nutrition faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received high recognition from the United Kingdom’s Nutrition Society. Barry Popkin, PhD, Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, is the 2010 recipient of The Rank Prize, the Society’s highest honor, and… Read more »

Two doctoral candidates receive inaugural Gillings Dissertation Awards

April 13, 2010 Two doctoral candidates at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Stephen Richardson and Natalie The, have received the first Gillings Dissertation Awards.   Stephen Richardson Richardson’s environmental sciences and engineering research explores solutions to soil contaminated by former manufactured-gas plants (of which the U.S. has at least 40,000). Richardson also… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »

Too much weight may delay infants’ ability to crawl, walk

  March 31, 2010 Those cute little rolls of fat some infants have may actually slow their ability to crawl and walk, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The study, published recently online in The Journal of Pediatrics, shows that infants who are overweight may be slower than… Read more »

Holliday receives Dietetic Association’s Educator of the Year Award

March 23, 2010 Amanda Holliday Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, clinical assistant professor of nutrition, has been named Outstanding Dietetic Educator by the Durham-Chapel Hill (N.C.) Dietetic Association and the North Carolina Dietetic Association. She will be honored at a regional association luncheon in Princeton, N.J., on March 25.   The award recognizes teaching, mentoring and… Read more »

Weight Wise program helps low-income women improve health

March 22, 2010 Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge A project at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) has found that a weight loss program based in local health departments can lead to significant weight loss and improved health status for low-income, overweight women. Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, research assistant professor of nutrition at UNC… Read more »

Geiger chosen to present School’s commencement address

  March 19, 2010 Dr. H. Jack Geiger The man credited with founding the nation’s first rural community health center – and inspiring a generation of public health leaders – will address the 2010 graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Human rights activist, physician and epidemiologist H. Jack Geiger will… Read more »