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Public Health Leadership Program News

Dec. 16, 2013 M.E. (Bonnie) Rogers, RN, DrPH, has been elected as a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international scientific society that aims to prevent disease and improve health through the examination of critical issues in occupational and environmental medicine. Rogers is associate professor of public health leadership and nursing in the Gillings School… Read more »

Dec. 10, 2013 Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina. The study, published online Dec. 9 in The Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine, was… Read more »

    Virginia Suarez, an alumna of the Public Health Leadership Program, and her faculty adviser, Cheryll Lesneski, have written a paper that has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).   The article, “Making the Case for Using Financial Indicators in Local Public Health Agencies,” is based on Ms…. Read more »

  Hugh H. Tilson, MD, DrPH, has been honored by the drug safety firm, BioSoteri Inc., with its first Pacific Drug Safety Summit Leadership Award. Tilson, adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and senior adviser to the Public Health Grand Rounds, a program co-sponsored by the… Read more »

Chris Dobbins and Allyson Cochran (third and fourth from left, respectively) pose with NACCHO leaders to accept the Local Health Department of the Year Award for the Gaston County (N.C.) health department. School alumnus Dobbins is interim director, and Cochran is a health data analyst at the department. The National Association of County and City… Read more »

  Mary Reid, program coordinator for the Health Care & Prevention (HC&P) concentration, based in the Gillings School’s Public Health Leadership Program, died peacefully on June 30 after a brief illness.   Ms. Reid was the first person to hold the program coordinator title for the HC&P MD-MPH curriculum. She began as a temporary employee… Read more »

July 09, 2013 A commentary by Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members, published July 9 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, addresses the controversial question of how much medical screening is enough.   Dr. Russ Harris Dr. Stacey Sheridan Authors of the article, “The Times They (May Be) A-Changin’: Too Much Screening… Read more »

June 27, 2013   Dr. Schoenfeld Ernest Schoenfeld, DrPH, lecturer in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and longtime leader at the School, has won the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ Presidential Award.   Schoenfeld is senior adviser to William L. Roper, MD, MPH, dean of the UNC School of… Read more »

June 27, 2013   A heartwarming video made the rounds on national news this month, showing a three-year-old at the moment he heard his father’s voice for the first time. Grayson Clamp sits in his father’s lap, just prior to hearing his dad’s voice for the first time. Grayson Clamp, from Charlotte, N.C., was born… Read more »

June 04, 2013   Dr. Michael Pignone Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, nationally recognized expert on colon cancer screening, will collaborate on an American Cancer Society project to test interventions designed to reduce colon cancer screening disparities in vulnerable patient groups, particularly Latinos.   Pignone, professor and chief of the general medicine division at the UNC… Read more »