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Margolis awarded grant to evaluate interdisciplinary maternal and child health training model

October 17, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Lewis Margolis Dr. Lewis Margolis, associate professor of maternal and child health at the UNC School of Public Health, has been awarded nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to lead a three-year study of the effects of interdisciplinary training… Read more »

Breastfeeding expert Mary Rose Tully wins volunteer award

October 11, 2007 Mary Rose Tully, left, accepts volunteer award Mary Rose Tully, lactation program manager at UNC Hospitals and faculty at the Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care at the School of Public Health, has received two awards for her volunteer work in Wake County (N.C.). Tully received the 2007 Wake… Read more »

Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007 Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional… Read more »

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases aims to improve lives

October 10, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched an Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to extend and enhance ongoing research efforts to improve the lives of people around the world. The institute, based in the School of Medicine, will build on the University’s current global health presence in… Read more »

UNC grant will support HIV/AIDS research in China

October 10, 2007 The National Institute of Child Health and Development has awarded $1.97 million to the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine over the next five years to increase and improve the application of social sciences to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Peoples Republic of China…. Read more »

Peterson elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 09, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the School of Public Health and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the… Read more »

Rockingham County, UNC chosen to participate in National Children’s Study

October 04, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected as a study center in the National Children’s Study, according to a National Institutes of Health announcement Oct. 4, 2007. The study, which the NIH calls the largest of its kind ever conducted in the United States, will measure the effects… Read more »

New ‘Voices’ series on North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC focuses on health care

September 27, 2007 North Carolina is not healthy. The state is ranked 36th in the nation in terms of citizens’ health – and its ranking relative to other states has declined over time. A new in-depth radio news series, “North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care,” will explore the connections between health and health care in… Read more »

School of Public Health awarded $1.5 million for Public Health Leadership Institute

September 26, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Edward Baker The North Carolina Institute for Public Health, the service and outreach arm of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue its leadership of the… Read more »

Evie McKee among UNC employees recognized for excellence, leadership

September 25, 2007 Photograph of Evelyn McKee Seven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employees, including business manager Evelyn “Evie” McKee from the School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, have been recognized for their outstanding contributions. Five received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence; McKee and another employee received the Excellence in Management Award…. Read more »