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Academic research excursion project brings German students to Gillings School

March 18, 2015 Students in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, as well as students in the Health Economics and Management Program at the University of Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany, are studying to become experts of their respective health-care systems. A transatlantic partnership known as… Read more »

Age-related discrimination can add to health-care woes

March 17, 2015 Experiencing discrimination in the health-care system isn’t just distressing for older Americans. It can literally be bad for their health. A national survey shows that one in every three older Americans who are on the receiving end of age-related discrimination in the health-care setting will likely develop new or worsened functional ailments… Read more »

Nutrition major is a Fulbright Student, will study declining obesity rates in Japan

March 16, 2015 Lauren Toppin, a senior in the nutrition department at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Japan. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. While abroad, Toppin will represent the country as… Read more »

Avery recognized by American Heart Association

March 13, 2015 Christy Avery, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the American Heart Association’s Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology. Avery accepted the award on March 5 at the Association’s annual Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific… Read more »

US News ranks UNC Gillings #2 overall, #1 public

March 10, 2015 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been ranked the number two school of public health overall – and the number one public school of public health – by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings were released March 10. This marks the second consecutive rankings period… Read more »

Winstanly selected as one of five ‘women who make it happen’ for global health

March 9, 2015 IntraHealth International has named Louise Winstanly, MS, LLB, as one of five “Women who make it happen for global health.” The announcement was made in the context of International Women’s Day  on March 8, the theme for which was “Make it happen [for women].” IntraHealth International is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) dedicated… Read more »

Genetically speaking, mammals are more like their fathers, study finds

March 9, 2015 You might resemble or act more like your mother, but a first-of-its-kind study reveals that mammals are genetically more like their dads. Specifically, the research shows that although we inherit equal amounts of genetic materials from our parents – i.e., the mutations that make us who we are instead of some other… Read more »

Researchers find decline in preschoolers’ calorie intake in last decade, but urge watchfulness regarding recent trends

March 9, 2015 A study at UNC acknowledges progress in efforts to fight childhood obesity but suggests that researchers keep a close eye on recent dietary trends among preschool children. The study, “10-year beverage intake trends among U.S. preschool children: Rapid declines between 2003 and 2010, but stagnancy in recent years,” was published online March… Read more »

Heiss wins American Heart Association’s epidemiology mentoring award

March 7, 2015 Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was awarded the American Heart Association’s 2015 Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award on March 5. Heiss accepted the award at the Association’s annual Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions, held in Baltimore March… Read more »

Health policy and management students win first place in national health care case study competition

March 6, 2015 Three graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health took first place on Feb. 27 in the ninth annual Health Administration Case Competition hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The contest offers graduate students a platform to apply what they have learned to an actual health… Read more »