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Public Health Leadership Program News

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 »

Thirteen public health students receive Graduate School’s Impact Award

April 11, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.   The awards won by Gillings students – 13 of them – were for… Read more »

Sumner, physician and PHLP student, dies Jan. 4

February 25, 2013   Dr. Brian Sumner Brian Montgomery Sumner, MD, Master of Public Health student in the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) at Gillings School of Global Public Health, died in an accident in Costa Rica on Jan. 4. He was 51.   A magna cum laude graduate of N.C. State University and of… Read more »

Former ambassador to Uganda visits Chapel Hill to learn about UNC’s work in Africa

  February 18, 2013 Jerry P. Lanier, principal deputy coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, met with public health and other leaders on The University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill on Feb. 15. Left to right are the ambassador’s wife, Catherine Kannenberg, PhD, Ambassador Lanier, Peggy Bentley, PhD, Suzanne… Read more »

Fast-food consumers may eat less if label describes how long it takes to walk off calories

January 31, 2013   Someone craving a medium order of French fries might not think twice about ordering the treat – what does “380 calories” mean, after all? – but tell him that he has to walk for two hours (at 2 mph) to burn those calories, and that’s a different story. A handful of… Read more »

Viera among honorees at “Celebrate Teaching!” Kickoff

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards. Anthony Viera, MD, director of the… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »