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An unconventional spring break

Public health students, others at UNC, help with Community Health Assessment in Tyrrell CountyMarch 24, 2014 For some, the words “spring break” may elicit images of white beaches, bathing suits and tropical paradise, but not so for a group of students at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the week of March… Read more »

Gifts from alumni Stangl and Raymond inspire three scholarships for international students

March 5, 2014 The Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced the awarding of three new scholarships to current international students Nnaemeka (Emeka) Modebe, Nigerian master’s student in health policy and management; Charles Muiruri, Kenyan doctoral student in health policy and management; and Melchior Kashamuka (Kash) Mwandagalirwa, Congolese doctoral student in epidemiology. An initial… Read more »

Eight faculty members selected as innovative teachers at ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ event

March 3, 2014 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Feb. 24 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s third annual Teaching Innovation Awards. Awardees included Steve Cole, PhD  (epidemiology),… Read more »

PHLP’s Rogers selected for fellowship in international scientific society

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 »

Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms

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 »

Suarez, Lesneski published by AJPH

    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 »

Tilson receives leadership award at Pacific Drug Safety Summit

  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 »

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 »