School News

Nuñez-Wolff welcomed as new associate dean

June 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Charlotte Nunez-Wolff Charlotte Nuñez-Wolff, EdD, has joined the School of Public Health as associate dean for business and finance. In her new position, she is responsible for the business functions of the School, including finances, human resources, facilities, data reporting and overseeing a School budget of well over $100 million…. Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson elected to lead Gerontological Society of America

June 24, 2008 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and administration in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, has been elected president of the Gerontological Society of America. She will assume the presidency in 2009. The society, the country’s leading scientific organization in aging, aims… Read more »

Discover magazine seeks opinion from environmental scientist Aitken

June 23, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Mike Aitken Dr. Mike Aitken, professor and chair in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, was quoted in a recent issue of Discover magazine, in an article about a new water supply project in Orange Co., Calif. (“Better Water… Read more »

Rimer co-edits American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement on cancer screening

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in its Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is co-editor of the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The July 2008 supplement… Read more »

Wishart selected to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Brent Wishart Brent Wishart, facilities coordinator at the School of Public Health, has been chosen as recipient of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health’s 2008 Staff Excellence Award. His friends and co-workers at the School are invited to a reception in his honor on Friday, July… Read more »

Weathers selected for service on migrant health advisory council

June 17, 2008   photograph, Dr. Andrea Weathers Andrea C. Weathers, MD, DrPH, assistant professor of maternal and child health in the UNC School of Public Health, has accepted an invitation to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. The invitation was extended by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human… Read more »

Public health adjunct professor recognized as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine”

June 17, 2008 The American College of Emergency Physicians has recognized Dr. Judith E. Tintinalli, professor and chair emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.” Tintinalli, the emergency department’s founding chairman, is also an adjunct professor in… Read more »

Bennett receives funding for research in Vietnam

  June 10, 2008 photograph, Dr. Trude Bennett The School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health has awarded three grants totaling $40,000 to faculty members in public health, anthropology and medicine. Grant recipient Trude Bennett, DrPH, professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will use the funds to study “Methods, Strategies and… Read more »

Nineteen receive global health graduate certificates

June 10, 2008 Nineteen University of North Carolina students have received Graduate Certificates in Global Health this spring. The certificate program, administered by the School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health, prepares UNC residential graduate students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations around the world. The certificate complements currently enrolled graduate… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health to help UAE assess environmental health risks

June 09, 2008 CHAPEL HILL, NC – The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a contract with researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country, one of the fastest developing nations in the world. UNC researchers will partner… Read more »