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Public Health Leadership Program News

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 »

Ramaswamy among recipients of Teaching Innovations Award funding

December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have aimed for those new possibilities and… Read more »

PHLP faculty members awarded Pfizer grant to develop smoking cessation programs

December 20, 2012   Two faculty members in the Public Health Leadership Program of the Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded a $99,917 grant from Pfizer to design and execute smoking cessation programs at three inpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in North Carolina. Dr. Cheryll Lesneski Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy Cheryl Lesneski,… Read more »

School faculty members take lead in reporting America’s Health Rankings

December 14, 2012   Faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were instrumental advisers in the development and review of the recently released 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. First offered in 1990, the rankings analyze and report on the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.United… Read more »

Faculty members included on Best Doctors in America list

December 10, 2012   Fifteen physicians affiliated with Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are listed in the latest compilation of The Best Doctors in America® database.   Dr. Myron Cohen Dr. Alison Stuebe Dr. John Thorp Dr. Anthony Viera They include epidemiology professor Myron Cohen,… Read more »

Viera awarded School of Medicine’s inaugural Wilkerson Professorship

November 27, 2012 Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, 2006 alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has received the inaugural Charles Baynes Wilkerson Distinguished Professorship in Family Medicine in UNC’s School of Medicine.   Dr. Anthony Viera Viera is director of the Health Care and… Read more »