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UNC Professor earns honorary British title for national health reform work

May 21, 2007   Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman , a health policy research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has been awarded the title of Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Sir David Manning,… Read more »

Koch and Barrett receive mentoring and teaching awards at Commencement

May 21, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Gary Koch Photograph of Dr. Carolyn Barrett Two School of Public Health faculty were honored during the School’s commencement ceremony on May 12 for their teaching and mentorship of public health students. Gary Koch, PhD, professor of Biostatistics, received the John E. Larsh Jr. Award for Mentorship, and Carolyn… Read more »

History of migraines associated with increased risk of retinopathy

  May 16, 2007 Middle-aged men and women with a history of migraine and other headaches are more likely to have retinopathy, damage to the retina of the eye which can lead to severe vision problems or blindness, than those without a history of headaches, according to a study from the University of North Carolina… Read more »

Commencement weekend: School of Public Health welcomes new alumni

May 15, 2007 Photograph of students lining up for commencement More commencement photographs   Despite darkening clouds that later delivered the downpour they promised, the lightheartedness of students lined up to enter Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12, seemed to make the world a brighter place. Joined by their families, friends and faculty from the… Read more »

Executive Master’s Program named top in U.S. for physician executives

May 14, 2007 For the second year in a row, the Executive Master’s Program in the Department of Health Policy and Administration has been named the top program for physician executives by Modern Healthcare magazine. The magazine ranked programs that award MBA’s or similar degrees in courses that focus on physicians on five key factors:… Read more »

Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.    

Public Health Grand Rounds features CDC’s Healthy Communities initiative

May 10, 2007 A Public Health Grand Rounds scheduled for broadcast on May 11 focused on a small town in Florida and the collaborative efforts of its residents to address public health issues in their community.Co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School… Read more »

Coarse particulate matter in air may harm hearts of asthma sufferers, UNC study finds

May 09, 2007 Breathing air containing coarse particulate matter such as road or construction dust may cause heart problems for asthma sufferers and other vulnerable populations, according to a new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The researchers found that in people with asthma, a small… Read more »

Peterson presents Cushner Lecture at ACOG annual meeting

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Dr. Herbert B. Peterson, professor and chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, delivered the 2007 Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture May 8 at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in San Diego, CA. His presentation, titled “Global Family… Read more »

School of Public Health student wins Kaiser-sponsored essay contest

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Brad Wright Brad Wright, doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has received an award from the Kaiser Family Foundation for his essay, “AmeriChoice: The Right Choice for Health Care Reform.” KaiserEDU.org, the Foundation’s website for students and faculty interested in health policy, recently invited students to… Read more »