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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 »

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 »