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High costs, lack of insurance contribute to low rate of colorectal cancer screenings in U.S.

April 13, 2010 High out-of-pocket costs, lack of health insurance and limited access to care contribute to a relatively low rate of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, according to a new systematic review by researchers at the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   The research, published in… Read more »

Randolph reappointed to national occupational safety committee

April 13, 2010 Susan Randolph Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S FAAOHN, was recently reappointed to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) as a health representative for a second two-year term, beginning March 31, 2010. Randolph is a clinical assistant professor of occupational health nursing in the Public Health Leadership Program and… 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 »

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 »

King, PHLP master’s student, wins Kuno Research Award

February 08, 2010 Bradley King Bradley King, a Master of Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Michiko Kuno Award for Excellence in Student Research. The award, presented Jan. 27 as part of the UNC School of Medicine’s John B. Graham Medical Student Research Day, recognized King’s research… Read more »

UNC offers new global health certificate for practitioners

January 14, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, with support from Fogarty International Center American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, is offering a new online Certificate in Global Health.   The course of study, which offers formal academic certification for students not seeking degrees, examines the complexities inherent… Read more »

Schenck to direct School’s Public Health Leadership Program

December 08, 2009 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, leads the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) as director, effective Dec. 1, the School has announced. Schenck is expected to be appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Health, effective Feb. 1, 2010, pending approval in January by the… Read more »

UNC study: Color-coded chart improves parents’ understanding of body mass index (BMI)

  September 17, 2009 A new study shows that parents are more likely to understand a body mass index (BMI) chart if it is color-coded, like a traffic light, than the standard charts currently in use. Dr. Eliana Perrin “We think that better communication of BMI from doctor to parent could lead to parents’ earlier… Read more »

Tilson named to PHAB Board of Directors

Dr. Hugh Tilson has been named to the Board of Directors of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Dedicated to raising the standard for public health, PHAB works with leading public health experts from the field to develop a voluntary national accreditation program that will help public health departments assess their current capacity and guide… Read more »

Robeson receives School’s Staff Excellence Award

June 09, 2009 Sue Robeson is shown here in her busy office. Always nearby are photos of beloved 8-month-old granddaughter, Chloe. Sue Robeson, student services specialist for the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 2009 Staff Excellence Award. Her friends and co-workers at… Read more »