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Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of adverse events related to cancer drugs

August 13, 2015 Side effects experienced by patients in cancer clinical trials typically are reported by physicians, not by the patients themselves. Previous research has shown that doctors under-report these side effects. Ethan Basch, MD, associate professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the… Read more »

Study reveals need to standardize judicial process related to domestic violence protective orders

August 13, 2015 Approximately one in three women in the United States will experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is associated with long-term negative health consequences, creating a serious need to examine potential prevention strategies. A domestic violence protective order (DVPO) is a legal intervention that prevents contact… Read more »

Environmental health sciences postdoc awarded grant to study Fanconi anemia

August 12, 2015 Rui Yu, PhD, the Leon and Bertha Golberg Postdoctoral Fellow at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $160,000 grant from the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. Yu’s study, “Identifying the nature of the endogenous aldehydes-induced DNA damage that Fanconi anemia DNA repair pathways counteract,” is being conducted… Read more »

Adair to lead NIH Center for Scientific Review committee

August 10, 2015 Linda S. Adair, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was appointed to serve as chair of the Social Sciences and Population Studies ‘A’ Study Section in the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review. The two-year term began July 1 and will end June… Read more »

UNC-IntraHealth fellows tackle pressing global health challenges

August 10, 2015 Four graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have completed research projects under the mentorship of public health experts at IntraHealth International, a global nongovernmental organization headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C. The students’ participation marks the sixth year of the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program, which aims to provide… Read more »

Gillings alumna Donna Arnett selected as dean of Kentucky’s College of Public Health

August 10, 2015 Donna Arnett, PhD, 1992 alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. Arnett has served since 2004 as chair of the epidemiology department in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health…. Read more »

Farel, two Gillings School alumnae awarded for contributions to child health

August 6, 2015 The North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards for excellence in the pediatric field. Among the seven awardees are three alumnae of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, one of whom is a faculty member. The winners are Anita Farel, DrPH, clinical professor and… Read more »

Chapel Hill, Carrboro launch campaigns to become ‘Breastfeeding Family-Friendly Cities’

August 6, 2015 Mayors Mark Kleinschmidt, of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Lydia Lavelle, of Carrboro, N.C., announced today their support of the Breastfeeding Family-Friendly Cities initiative, an effort led locally by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute. A public event to launch the campaign will be held Aug. 10… Read more »

Westreich appointed to editorial roles for two epidemiology journals

August 4, 2015 Daniel Westreich, PhD, is assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Westreich recently was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Epidemiology and was invited to serve as section editor in methods for Current Epidemiology Reports. At the Gillings… Read more »

Graduate student Wright selected as HHMI International Student Research Fellow

July 30, 2015 Melecia Wright, doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen as an International Student Research Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Wright is one of 45 students from 18 countries who will receive fellowships in the amount of… Read more »