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Corbie-Smith honored for her commitment to eliminate health disparities

January 23, 2009 Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MS, associate professor of social medicine, medicine and epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School of Medicine, has received the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparity’s (NCMHD) Health Disparities Leadership Award. Corbie-Smith was recognized for her ability… Read more »

Public health students work to enroll more needy residents in food stamp program

January 23, 2009 (L-R) Evans, McDougal and Baldwin get together in the School’s atrium. Graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have offered advice to the Durham Co. (N.C.) Board of Social Services about ways to increase food aid to eligible residents in the county. The students include Kat McDougal and… Read more »

Zeisel chosen to deliver prestigious Atwater Lecture

January 22, 2009 Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, has been selected to deliver the 2009 W.O. Atwater Lecture by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). <p”> Zeisel is Kenan Distinguished Professor of nutrition and pediatrics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School of Medicine… Read more »

Study finds loss of sexual desire in postmenopausal women affects health, quality of life

January 21, 2009 Dr. Andrea Biddle Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by Andrea K. Biddle, PhD,… Read more »

New study to focus on causes of birth defects

January 21, 2009 Andrew Olshan, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a $4.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the causes of birth defects. The grant… Read more »

NCIPH receives grant to evaluate quality improvement training for local health departments

January 15, 2009 The North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Evaluation Services unit has received a $374,864 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the effectiveness of quality improvement training programs for local health departments. The training is provided by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Dr. Mary Davis… Read more »

Murdock’s dedication to nutrition featured in magazine

January 14, 2009 David Murdock An engaging interview with David Murdock appears in the Jan.2009 issue of The Costco Connection.  Murdock, billionaire real estate developer and owner of Dole Food Company, Inc., is the driving force behind creation of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., where the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Grant, community activist, to speak at School’s 2009 commencement

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »

Paerl featured in Science magazine

January 09, 2009 Hans Paerl An article in the Dec. 12 issue of Science magazine features the research of Hans Paerl, PhD. Paerl is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of marine sciences at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, N.C., and holds a joint appointment at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Broadcast of presidential inauguration to be available at School

January 09, 2009 Televised coverage of the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20 will be available for faculty, staff and students to watch at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Inaugural events will be displayed throughout the day on monitors in the atrium of Michael Hooker Research Center and in the Mayes Center… Read more »