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Lauria and Thomas to receive School’s mentoring and teaching awards at Commencement

May 06, 2009 Drs. Jim Thomas (left) and Don Lauria will receive awards at Commencement. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will present two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Donald T. Lauria, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, will receive the… Read more »

Deshpande Foundation funds students’ public health efforts in India

May 05, 2009 Two teams of students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected by the Deshpande Foundation’s Innovators Program to lead projects in India this summer that address pressing public health needs in sanitation and reproductive health. Founded in 1996 by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande, of Andover, Mass.,… Read more »

UNC study: new approach promises greater success for predicting drug safety

May 04, 2009 Adverse reactions to drugs represent one of the leading causes of death in the United States. But there may be a way to predict which people are most likely to suffer a toxic side effect to a drug before they have even taken it. A study published online May 4, 2009, in… Read more »

UNC Rhodes scholars chosen for USA Today’s first team

April 29, 2009 Aisha Saad Rhodes Scholarship winners Aisha Ihab Saad and Elisabeth “Lisette” Yorke of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as members of USA Today‘s 2009 All-USA College Academic First Team. Saad is majoring in environmental health sciences in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

SPIROMICS Genomics and Informatics Center awarded to CSCC

April 27, 2009 The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics was selected by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a study looking at patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The contract spans… Read more »

ESE tied for 9th place in U.S. News and World Report rankings

April 23, 2009 Dr. Mike Aitken The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is one of the nation’s best environment/environmental health programs, according to U.S. News and World Report. The magazine ranks the best graduate programs each year. The School’s environmental sciences and engineering department ranks among the… Read more »

Peterson named Kenan Professor

April 23, 2009 Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, has been named a W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. These endowed faculty positions are awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers at the university. Peterson is a… Read more »

UNC receives $2.7 million NIH grant to continue AIDS research training program

April 23, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. Dr. Ada Adimora Dr. Ada Adimora is principal investigator on the grant, which supports long- and short-term HIV/AIDS research… Read more »

School’s Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility to co-sponsor DNA Day events

April 22, 2009 DNA ‘ambassadors’ reach out to North Carolina high school students Young scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and nine other institutions are preparing to fan out to more than 100 high schools across the state this Friday (April 24) for the latest annual DNA Day commemorations. DNA Day… Read more »

ESE students receive awards for air quality research

April 22, 2009 Kim de Bruijne (R), with Dr. Ken Sexton Doctoral students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received recognition for air quality research presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Baltimore, Md., in March. Kim de… Read more »