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Public Health Leadership Program News

Harris authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

August 02, 2010 Dr. Russell Harris Russell Harris, MD, MPH, has authored an editorial in the July 27 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), commenting on results of an analysis of the cost effectiveness of colonoscopy versus computed tomographic colonography (CTC).   Harris is a professor of medicine in the… Read more »

HPDP receives $3.1 million to study strategies to reduce heart disease, stroke

July 22, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a two-year, $3.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research alternative ways to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.   Dr. Stacey Sheridan Stacey Sheridan, MD, assistant professor in UNC’s… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Monica Schmidt awarded research grant

Monica Schmidt, current MPH distance student in the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP), has been awarded a $10,000 research grant from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS).   This grant will fund her project, titled: “Development and Evaluation of a Sensitive and Specific Multiplex Assay for Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”… Read more »

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 »