Public Health Leadership Program News

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 »

Article describes collaboration between the UNC Schools of Public Health and Medicine

April 04, 2008 An article appearing in the April issue of Academic Medicine describes the history of a fruitful collaboration between the UNC Schools of Public Health and Medicine. The health care and prevention concentration in the master’s of public health degree, begun in 1997 and offered through the Public Health Leadership Program at the… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

Tilson Appointed to National Research Ethics Board

Hugh Tilson, adjunct professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). PRIM&R is dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. PRIM&R has served the full array of individuals and organizations involved in… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

PHLP Announces Annual Awards

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) held its annual award ceremony in conjunction with the Foard Lecture on Friday, April 20. The awards were presented by Faculty following a brief presentation on the growth and successes of the PHLP over the past year by Program Director Dr. Bill Sollecito. Bill Sollecito and Janie Benson Mary… Read more »

Kaluzny speaks at International Hospital Federation conference in Seoul

  December 10, 2007 Photo, Kaluzny with Kwang Tae Kim, president, Asian Hospital Federation Arnold Kaluzny, PhD, delivered the keynote address Nov. 6 at the International Hospital Federation’s 35th World Hospital Congress in Seoul, South Korea. More than 2500 hospital leaders, health professionals and researchers from more than 50 countries participated in the event. Kaluzny,… Read more »

UNC community’s Katrina relief efforts documented

December 05, 2007 A video documenting the disaster relief efforts of University of North Carolina students and faculty in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was selected for screening recently at the annual Carrboro (N.C.) Film Festival ( “Katrina Spring” was one of 27 short films, chosen from about 100 entries, to be shown during the… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »