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Public Health Leadership Program News

PHLP student, alumnus lead award-winning county health department

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 »

PHLP mourns loss of Mary Reid

  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 »

AJPM commentary asks: How much health screening does a person need?

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 »

Schoenfeld wins APHL Presidential Award for public health leadership and service

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 »

PHLP alumnus Buchman brings gift of hearing to three-year-old boy

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 »

Pignone to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities

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 »

Lisa Macon Harrison receives 2013 Kaluzny Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) has presented the Arnold D. Kaluzny 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH. Harrison, director of the Granville-Vance (N.C.) District Health Department, received the award at a luncheon ceremony in Chapel Hill on May 3. Harrison received a Master of Public Health degree from the Gillings School… Read more »

PHLP Student Chinburg named “Prevention Champion”

Mardel Chinburg, a student in the Public Health Leadership Program, was recently named a “Prevention Champion” by the Lane County(Oregon)  Public Health’s Prevention Program. Eight honorees were named as part of this year’s National Prevention Week, May 12-18.   An active prevention/public health advocate in Lane County for the last 30 years, Mardel is currently… Read more »

Gillings students reach out and teach at UNC’s third annual Science Expo

April 26, 2013   About 10,000 people from across North Carolina attended the 2013 Science Expo, held April 13 on the campus of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The annual event is part of the N.C. Science Festival, a multi-day celebration hosted by UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, which showcases the… Read more »

Lewis receives Graduate School’s Impact Award

M. Lewis Public Health Leadership student Meghan Lewis was among 13 Gillings School of Global Public Health students who recently received a 2013 Impact Award. Gillings students won nearly a third of the awards, which were presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on… Read more »