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Rimer announces intent to appoint Halpern as chair of maternal and child health

April 7, 2015 Dean Barbara K. Rimer has announced her intention to appoint Carolyn T. Halpern, PhD, professor and interim chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, as the department’s first female permanent chair. The decision is pending approval of the UNC board of trustees. The… Read more »

Gillings School faculty members formalize partnership with French national public health school

April 6, 2015 A delegation from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP), the French national school of public health, visited the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on March 20, to recognize and solidify a longstanding collaboration between the two schools. A Memorandum of Understanding signed by UNC and EHESP representatives during… Read more »

Five from Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 6, 2015 Five students from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted as new members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. Less than… Read more »

Sanusi awarded Faculty for the Future Fellowship

April 6, 2015 Busola Sanusi, a doctoral candidate in the biostatistics department at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. The Faculty for the Future program recognizes outstanding female students from developing countries or emerging economies who are enrolled in a… Read more »

Matsuo recognized for outstanding achievement in dental public health

April 6, 2015 Go Matsuo, BDS, MPH, a dentist now practicing in Nagasaki, Japan, will receive a Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD). Matsuo will accept the Leverett Award on April 27 at the National Oral Health Conference in Kansas… Read more »

Intercultural lunch celebrates diversity at Gillings School

April 2, 2015 On April 1, three graduate students from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health brought together other students, faculty and staff to honor the lives of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. The informal lunch offered an opportunity to remember the three Muslim students, who were killed in Chapel… Read more »

Study finds no significant increase in pelvic pain following hysteroscopic versus laparoscopic sterilization

April 1, 2015 Hysteroscopic sterilization is a relatively new alternative to laparoscopic sterilization. During the often-outpatient procedure, a metal coil is implanted, causing permanent blockage of the fallopian tubes. Recent media reports, however, have described instances of prolonged pelvic pain in women who have undergone hysteroscopic sterilizations. A new paper, “Incidence of opioid-managed pelvic pain… Read more »

Yeatts, Turner receive UNC teaching awards

April 1, 2015 A faculty member and a doctoral student teaching assistant at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health were chosen recently for Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards (SUTASA). Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology, and Kea Turner, a doctoral student in the health policy and management department, received… Read more »

Verhalen, alumnus and friend of the School, dies March 26

March 30, 2015 Robert Verhalen, DrPH, alumnus and emeritus board member of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Foundation board, passed away on March 26 in McLean, Va., at the age of 79. Dr. Verhalen earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Iowa State University (1963) and a Master of Public… Read more »

Glyburide associated with higher risk of adverse events in newborns than insulin, study finds

March 30, 2015 The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the United States has more than doubled during the last 20 years, which has increased the use of the medication glyburide to treat GDM in pregnant women. However, a new study co-authored by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings… Read more »