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HPM students’ research contributes to legislation about fluoridated water in Mississippi

June 16, 2009 Shown are team members (l-r) Kim Hammersmith, Lauren Brown and Ashley Kranz. Not pictured: Presha Patel and Bhav Shukla. A team of graduate students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management has helped convince the Mississippi state legislature to require communities in the state… Read more »

Use of herbal and other dietary supplements may have impact on cancer risk

June 15, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Certain herbal and specialty supplements may increase one’s risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers, while others may decrease the risk, according to a new study led by Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Robeson receives School’s Staff Excellence Award

June 09, 2009 Sue Robeson is shown here in her busy office. Always nearby are photos of beloved 8-month-old granddaughter, Chloe. Sue Robeson, student services specialist for the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 2009 Staff Excellence Award. Her friends and co-workers at… Read more »

Lebanon cedar tree joins magnolia as symbols of School’s past and future

June 08, 2009 On April 7, 1963, as part of a building dedication ceremony, Dr. John Wright, professor and former chair of the School’s Department of Health Administration (now health policy and management), planted a Southern magnolia near the entrance of the new public health building to honor the School’s first dean, Milton J. Rosenau,… Read more »

Researchers find genes associated with onset of puberty

  June 08, 2009 The genes that may cause a normal variation in the timing of female sexual maturation have been identified, according to a researcher at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and 38 other researchers from around the world. Their findings, published in the June issue of Nature… Read more »

Exhibit, program to share history of local black community

June 05, 2009 Emily Eidenier holds a copy of her book about the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood in Orange Co., N.C. The research of Emily Eidenier, doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be featured in a new exhibit opening June 12 in the North Carolina… Read more »

Shea, pediatrician and climate change expert, featured in JAMA

June 03, 2009 Dr. Katherine Shea Pediatrician Katherine Shea encourages physicians to take advantage of opportunities to teach their young patients about how climate change can affect their health and futures in the June 3 edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in its “Medical News and Perspectives” section. Shea, MD, MPH,… Read more »

New book offers management lessons to public health professionals

May 28, 2009 Pictured (l-r) are co-authors Anne Menkens, PhD; Ed Baker, MD; and Janet Porter, PhD. Drs. Ed Baker, Anne Menkens and Janet Porter debuted their new collaboration, Managing the Public Health Enterprise, with a book-signing event on May 19 at the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Baker,… Read more »

Minority health videoconference to focus on educational inequities and health disparities

May 21, 2009 A distinguished panel of education and public health leaders will discuss ways to overcome inequities in education and health in a videoconference scheduled for June 9 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 15th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health will be broadcast live online June… Read more »

H1N1 flu outbreak response, public health preparedness projects receive grants

May 20, 2009 The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center has announced five awards for public health preparedness efforts, including the response to the current H1N1 influenza outbreak. The center, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has awarded the grants to four UNC… Read more »