Public Health Leadership Program News

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 »

Schenck spearheads celebration of Public Health Thank You Day

November 16, 2012   Research!America and other leading public health organizations have designated Monday, Nov. 19, as Public Health Thank You Day, a day on which to recognize health-related research, education and service.   Dr. Anna Schenck   Anna Schenck, PhD, associate dean for practice at Gillings School of Global Public Health, composed an open… Read more »

PHLP Students present findings at NCPHA Conference

PHLP students Samantha Aaron and Jessica Southwell had presentations at the 2012 North Carolina Public Health Association Annual Education Conference in New Bern. This was the first NCPHA presentation for each or them, and in email conversations both described the conference as a terrific learning experience and a highlight of their graduate school experience to… Read more »

PHLP students among twelve Gillings Merit Scholarships recipients

September 10, 2012 Two Public Health Leadership students are among the twelve designated 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan Gillings.   Ms. Brietzke Ms…. Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

Father and son become classmates

  June 22, 2012 Commencement at UNC-CH this spring featured an unusual pair of graduates. Cody Schwartz completed his medical training, which included a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) through the Public Health Leadership Program’s Health Care and Prevention Concentration; the same day, his father Chris received his Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the… Read more »

Searing named ‘Champion of Change’ by White House

May 15, 2012   Searing receives a U.S. flag from Rep. Price. Adam Searing, adjunct faculty member in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and School alumnus, was honored earlier this month for his achievements as a leading health care advocate in North Carolina. Named a “Champion of Change” by… Read more »