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Greenberg and Barr awards presented at Foard Lecture

May 02, 2007 The School of Public Health has announced the winners of its two highly prized annual awards.  Photograph of Dr. Susan T. Ennett Photograph of Dr. Aaron E. Blair Dr. Susan T. Ennett is the 2007 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Dr. Aaron… Read more »

Students offer new approach to delivering dental care at entrepreneurial competition

May 02, 2007 They faced a challenge that would have tested the nerves of many promising student-entrepreneurs — present a 41-page business proposal to a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, philanthropists and foundation executives. Then add a timer set at seven minutes and the knowledge that other teams are also competing for prize money. A… Read more »

School of Public Health students honored at this year’s Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony

May 02, 2007 Forty-nine students from the School of Public Health were among those honored at the 9th annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus. The event, sponsored by the Graduate School, was a celebration of the contributions made by graduate students… Read more »

Tar Heel Bus Tour marks 10 years of taking new faculty to North Carolina’s people, places

May 02, 2007 School of Public Health participation common How can a new faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, coming from states such as Michigan or California, best teach students from the Tar Heel state? And how can these newcomers get the background they need to conduct research and public… Read more »

New institute matches medicine to genes

May 01, 2007 By translating genetic discoveries into new ways to diagnose and treat disease, a new research institute launched at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will make drugs safer and more effective and speed laboratory discoveries to physicians and patients. The Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy (IPIT), based at the… Read more »

Number of uninsured in North Carolina on the rise

April 23, 2007 The percentage of North Carolinians under the age of 65 who lacked health insurance for a year has risen from 15.3 percent in 2000 to 17.2 percent in 2005. The proportion of uninsured residents ranged from a low of 13.4 percent in Wake County to a high of 27.5 percent in Tyrrell… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill to offer graduate program in disaster management

April 19, 2007 As lessons from Hurricane Katrina continue to unfold, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health is helping prepare officials to better manage the next disasters more effectively. The school recently established a graduate program in disaster management and expects to begin admitting students for classes in December…. Read more »

Three School of Public Health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 13, 2007 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted three UNC School of Public Health undergraduate students as new members. An additional 125 students from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were also inducted. New members from the School of Public… Read more »

Kotch leads Duke Endowment effort to prevent child abuse in North Carolina

April 13, 2007   Photograph of Dr. Jonathan Kotch Dr. Jonathan Kotch , professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been awarded a prestigious Duke Endowment grant to help prevent child maltreatment in eastern North Carolina. The “Family-Friendly Child Care” program, with Kotch as principal investigator, will receive more than $682,000 over… Read more »

Institute plans program of alumni education for management and leadership graduates

April 13, 2007 Public health professionals who have participated in executive education programs at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will be back in Chapel Hill next month to learn about new educational opportunities for themselves and their organizations. The Institute’s Office of Executive Education will sponsor a reunion for alumni of the executive… Read more »