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Holliday collaborates with other UNC health affairs schools to provide team-based care for older adults

March 1, 2016 In early February, Amanda Holliday, MS, clinical assistant professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, facilitated and participated in a two-day event to introduce UNC health affairs students to some of the challenges faced by older adults. The interprofessional education (IPE) experience was planned in conjunction with… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs awarded

February 29, 2016 Four teams of researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded new funding for Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), beginning this spring. The GIL awards offer faculty members support to advance their innovative research and more quickly translate scientific findings into workable solutions in local and global communities…. Read more »

ESE student team awarded EPA’s ‘People, Prosperity and the Planet’ grant

February 29, 2016 A team of students working with Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering (ESE) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $14,569 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and evaluate a new test to detect cholera bacteria in drinking… Read more »

Bentley awarded ASN prize for global health research and teaching

February 29, 2016 Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, has received the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) 2016 Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research and Lecture. Bentley, the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and associate dean for global health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will accept the award during the… Read more »

HB alumnus named dean of communication at University of Texas

February 29, 2016 Jay Bernhardt, PhD, alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed dean of University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication, effective March 1. He has served as interim dean since Sept. 1, 2015. Bernhardt joined the faculty of UT-Austin in 2014 to serve as founding… Read more »

Simms honored by American College of Healthcare Executives

February 25, 2016 Jeffrey Simms, MSPH, was presented with the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives’ Higher Education Network Regent’s Award at the winter meeting of the North Carolina Hospital Association on Feb. 19, in Cary, N.C. Simms, clinical assistant professor and director of professional development and alumni relations in the UNC Gillings School of… Read more »

Gillings researchers receive funding to harmonize India-US youth diabetes registries

February 24, 2016 Two researchers at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a collaborative grant to examine the incidence and prevalence of diabetes in youth and young adults in India and the United States. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million… Read more »

Gillings School recognizes outstanding teachers with Innovation Awards

February 23, 2016 The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in Armfield Atrium on Feb. 22 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit – who were presented with UNC Gillings’ fifth annual Teaching Innovation Awards. The 2016 awardees are Geni Eng, DrPH, professor of health… Read more »

Current and veteran military students bring field experience to health policy and management

February 23, 2016 Have you ever considered how the military oversees the health care of its vast network of current and former employees? Try to visualize it, and you may begin to see the natural fit between some military personnel and the field of health policy and management. In the UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Review of recent research suggests calcium supplements may be overused by middle-age and older adults

February 22, 2016 The adult recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) for calcium have changed several times over the last half-century, and controversy continues about how much calcium healthy adults need and whether the nutrient is delivered effectively by supplements rather than calcium-rich foods. An article co-authored by John Anderson, PhD, adjunct professor of nutrition at UNC’s… Read more »