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Public Health Leadership Program News

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 »

Hoyle, MD-MPH student, awarded prestigious summer training opportunity

May 13, 2009 Joseph Hoyle Joseph Hoyle, an MPH/MD student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and UNC School of Medicine, has been selected to attend the Summer Institute in Geriatric Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in June. Medical students from all over the nation applied for… Read more »

Rogers elected vice president of International Commission on Occupational Health

May 07, 2009 Dr. Bonnie Rogers Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and the Occupational Health Nursing Program, has been elected vice president of the International Commission… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

Dr. Lesneski publishes dissertation

Cheryll Lesneski, a faculty member of the Public Health Leadership Program, recently published her dissertation as a monograph with VDM. The book is entitled Developing Performance Measures for Public Health: Strategic Benefits of Applying the Balanced Scorecard Framework to Local Public Health Agencies.   VDM publishes academic research worldwide. The company approached Dr. Lesneski about… Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »