Public Health Leadership Program News

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 »

Goldberg publishes paper in AJPH

Daniel S. Goldberg, JD, PhD, and an MPH student in the Public Health Leadership Program, recently published an article in the American Journal of Public Health, “Against the Very Idea of the Politicization of Public Health Policy.”   Dr. Goldberg argues in the article against narrowing the public health model out of concern for politicization… Read more »

PHLP students engage local children in UNC’s Science Expo

May 03, 2012 Students from PHLP clinical assistant professor Lori Evarts’ Project Management Strategy and Application course participated in UNC’s Science Expo last month and helped educate local youth about eating healthfully and making wise choices based on sugar content in food. The Science Expo, part of a statewide program with more than 500 events… Read more »

Health care and prevention student wins teaching award

April 12, 2012   Berger with his award Alexander Berger, master’s candidate in health care and prevention at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received an undergraduate teaching assistant award April 11 from the Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards Committee.   The award recognizes excellence in service, dedication to undergraduate students and… Read more »

School celebrates National Public Health Week

March 29, 2012 Since 1995, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has designated the first full week of April as National Public Health Week, developing campaigns to educate the public, policy makers and practitioners about issues related to a given theme. With the recent release of the National Prevention Strategy, APHA staff members decided this… Read more »

PHLP student leads free dental clinic in Maine

February 23, 2012 Share   Dr. Timothy Oh Timothy Oh, DDS, director of the Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center in Ellsworth, Maine, gave families in his community a gift on Feb. 18 when the center offered its annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The event introduces area children to dental care at no cost… Read more »