Posts Categorized: School News

National Prevention Council’s annual report details prevention initiatives

July 14, 2014 The National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council released its 2014 annual report on July 1. The report describes the goals of the Council’s National Prevention Strategy and outlines developments and progress made toward those goals. “The National Prevention Strategy is all about making healthy choices the easy choices,” said Elizabeth… Read more »

BIOS student wins Best Poster award at UK conference

July 11, 2014 Natalia Gouskova, doctoral candidate in biostatistics at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, received a “Best Poster” award at the Statistical Analysis of Multi-Outcome Data workshop, held June 30-July 1, at the University of Cambridge (U.K.). The winning poster was based on the paper, “Viral Suppression in HIV Studies: Combining Times… Read more »

Linnan to study workplace health in McDowell County

July 10, 2014 A partnership with North Carolina’s McDowell County will enable Laura Linnan, ScD, professor of health behavior at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and director of the Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health (CCRWH), to study workplace health in the county. In collaboration with the McDowell County Health Coalition’s… Read more »

UNC scientists, students map clean water across NC

July 9, 2014 In a July 7 article in The Daily Tar Heel, reporter Carolyn Ebeling wrote an article about the work of Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School. Five years after the United Nations declared access to safe drinking water and sanitation a basic human right,… Read more »

Nezami wins Gillings Dissertation Award

July 9, 2014 Brooke Nezami, doctoral candidate in health behavior, has received the 2014 Gillings Dissertation Award, a $5,000 prize funded through the Gillings gift. Nezami’s dissertation, “Healthy Weight Behaviors and Weight Change in Parents and Children Ages 3-5,” focuses on the prevention of childhood obesity through a family-based approach. Nezami will use an intervention… Read more »

Water Institute to host ‘Future of Technologies for Water’ competition

July 9, 2014 The Water Institute at UNC, part of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has partnered with Takata Corporation to host the first Future Technologies for Water Competition. The event, which is open to applicants worldwide now through Thursday, July 31, aims to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable… Read more »

Powell receives APA Professional of the Year Award

July 9, 2014 Wizdom Powell, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Professional of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association. She will accept the award at the national APA conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7-10, during which she also will present a… Read more »

Study confirms impact of HIV and malaria upon maternal mortality in Mozambique

July 8, 2014 A new study confirms the extent to which infectious diseases contribute to maternal mortality in Mozambique and the need to increase coverage of maternal health services focused on HIV and malaria. Kavita Singh Ongechi, PhD, research assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child… Read more »

Literature review finds barber shops, beauty salons to be effective venues for promoting health education

July 7, 2014 Barbershops and beauty salons have long been seen as excellent venues for handing out health information and increasing community awareness. But how effective are these settings at getting the word out and improving health outcomes? Laura A. Linnan ScD, professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health… Read more »