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Public health students work to enroll more needy residents in food stamp program

January 23, 2009 (L-R) Evans, McDougal and Baldwin get together in the School’s atrium. Graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have offered advice to the Durham Co. (N.C.) Board of Social Services about ways to increase food aid to eligible residents in the county. The students include Kat McDougal and… Read more »

Grant, community activist, to speak at School’s 2009 commencement

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »

Campus publication describes MD-MPH program in UNC schools of medicine and public health

January 07, 2009 The article, “Creating Better Doctors: the MD-MPH Program at UNC-Chapel Hill,” is authored by Drs. Russ Harris, Anthony Viera, Linda Kinsinger, and Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, who have joint affiliations with the two schools, and Dr. Georgette Dent, from the School of Medicine. It was adapted from an earlier article by the authors that… Read more »

Kueber receives Independent Weekly’s Citizen Award

Gary Kueber, an MPH alumnus of the Public Health Leadership Program, recently received one of five Citizen Awards from the Independent Weekly. Kueber was honored for his blog, Endangered Durham, which helps galvanize citizens to protect and preserve vital properties in the city. The paper has given out the Citizen Awards annually since 1983, honoring… Read more »

School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

Muiruri helps establish African research organization

Charles Muiruri, a student at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Health, has been instrumental in establishing the Association for Research Administrators in East Africa. The organization hopes to help regional scientists in sub-Saharan Africa get grants and use them more effectively. Currently completing his MPH in the School’s Public Health Leadership Program, Muiruri works for… Read more »

Leading the way

April 28, 2008 School programs focus on creating leadership opportunities for working public health professionals While every academic program at our School embraces leadership development as a principal foundation, several special programs provide specific opportunities for leadership growth. Some offer distance education opportunities for working public health professionals. Others prepare mid-career professionals for senior-level positions…. Read more »

Public health leaders

April 28, 2008 Setting the goals, setting the pace, setting the example A fundamental strategy by which Carolina’s School of Public Health creates sustainable, positive changes in public health is by educating the next generation of public health leaders. When it was suggested that we devote an issue of Carolina Public Health magazine to “leadership,”… Read more »

Academic Medicine publishes article on Health Care and Prevention Program

The Health Care and Prevention program is featured in an article in the April 2008 issue of Academic Medicine (Vol. 83, No. 4 / April 2008, pp. 371-377). “The MD-MPH Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” authored by Russell Harris, Linda Kinsinger, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, Anthony Viera, and Georgette Dent, describes the… Read more »

Espiritu, physician and PHLP health care and prevention student, wins award

April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Espiritu Jennifer Espiritu, MD, a health care and prevention student in the Public Health Leadership Program, has received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Don Gemson Resident Award. Espiritu, an officer in the U.S. Navy and chief resident in the UNC Preventive Medicine Program, has been a… Read more »