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WUNC Radio to air global health reports as part of ‘N.C. Voices’ series

February 25, 2009 Beginning March 2, North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC-FM 91.5 will air a special series of reports highlighting the public health connections between North Carolina and southeastern Africa. The pilot series was funded by a gift from Carolina Public Health Solutions, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “North Carolina Voices:… Read more »

Parents learn about HPV vaccine mostly from drug company ads, study says

  February 25, 2009 Dr. Noel Brewer Parents and other caretakers of young women learned about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine primarily from advertisements sponsored by the pharmaceutical company that makes the vaccine, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows. Noel Brewer, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior and health… Read more »

Holzworth named Executive in Residence at Gillings School of Global Public Health

February 24, 2009 Don Holzworth Don Holzworth, chairman, Futures Group International, has been named an “executive in residence” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. In this role at the School, Holzworth will advise groups and individuals, including faculty and students, on matters such as strategic planning… Read more »

National Library of Medicine’s traveling global health exhibit to visit campus

Against The Odds (Photo from NLM website) The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will host an exhibition developed by the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine. “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” will be on display Feb. 6-13 in the School’s Michael Hooker Research Center atrium.  Topics addressed… Read more »

New merit scholarship will support multiple years of study

February 16, 2009 A faculty member at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and his wife have funded a new, multi-year scholarship for doctoral students in the School.  Carolyn and Gary Koch The Gary G. and Carolyn J. Koch Merit Scholarship in Public Health will grant an annual stipend of $25,000, for up… Read more »

Davis and Erwin receive Robert Wood Johnson grants to work with local health agencies

February 16, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health and a graduate student in health policy and administration have received grants from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work with local North Carolina health agencies.  Dr. Mary Davis Mary V. Davis, DrPH, director of evaluation services at… Read more »

UNC seeking participants for anorexia nervosa couples therapy trial

  February 11, 2009 The eating disorder anorexia nervosa has a profound effect not only on the person with the disorder, but also on their close relationships. Spouses or partners of people with anorexia typically have not been included in treatment. This leaves partners in the dark about what is happening and robs the person… Read more »

UNC study finds ‘alarming increase’ in prevalence of chronic low back pain

February 10, 2009 The proportion of people suffering from long-term, impairing low back pain has more than doubled in North Carolina since the early 1990s, according to a new study.What’s more, researchers believe the increase may be indicative of a similar trend across the country. In the study, published in the Feb. 9, 2009, issue… Read more »

New genomic test may guide breast cancer treatment

February 09, 2009 Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new genomic test designed to help clinicians predict which breast cancer patients are most likely to survive the disease and which treatments may be most effective in increasing those chances of survival.J.S. Marron, PhD, Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor of… Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »