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Fulbright Fellow from India to conduct research at Gillings School

June 3, 2015 Anant Kumar, PhD, assistant professor of rural management at Xavier Institute of Social Service, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship to lecture and conduct research at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health beginning this fall. Kumar’s research focuses upon the use of technology… Read more »

Training boosts bystander confidence in preventing interpersonal violence on college campuses, study finds

Sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and intimate partner violence (collectively termed interpersonal violence) are public health problems that affect 20 to 25 percent of female college students. Currently, One Act is one of the few university prevention-training programs that teach students how to intervene as bystanders in low- and high-risk interpersonal violence situations. Recent research… Read more »

National Health Equity Research Webcast to focus on violence prevention

June 1, 2015 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host the 21st annual National Health Equity Research Webcast on June 2, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the UNC School of Social Work’s Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium. [Register now.] The live-audience webcast, presented in collaboration… Read more »

In US homes, more than three-fourths of calories come from moderately and highly processed foods and beverages

June 1, 2015 Soda, cheese puffs and candy likely spring to mind when you think of processed foods. You might be surprised to know that milk, dried fruit, and frozen vegetables are processed foods, too. The United States government defines food processing as any procedure that alters food from its natural state. This includes pasteurizing,… Read more »

UNC receives $15M AHRQ award to advance heart health in NC primary care

May 29, 2015 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a cooperative team of health-care and quality improvement experts have been awarded a $15M federal grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The funding will help primary-care practices use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of millions of… Read more »

ESE undergrad wins Class of 1938 fellowship to conduct research in Ghana

May 28, 2015 Emma Kelly, Bachelor of Science in Public Health student in environmental sciences and engineering at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was one of eight UNC-Chapel Hill students awarded the university’s Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship. Kelly will conduct field research in Ghana with a… Read more »

Moulton establishes scholarship fund to honor mother, aunt

May 25, 2015 Memorial Day is always an appropriate time to remember the patriotism and service of U.S. veterans. Susanne (Sandy) Moulton, JD, MPH, adjunct associate professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, recently ensured that two veterans whose lives and service she greatly admires will be remembered for… Read more »

New GTEx project tackles DNA’s genetic ‘switchboard’

May 15, 2015 The link between inherited DNA variation and numerous diseases has been well established, but an important question still looms – What are the precise mechanisms linking genetic variation to disease? Despite decades of research and the development of sophisticated tools, important gaps remain in understanding human genetic processes, which vary widely across… Read more »

Kosorok leads $10.4M NCI grant to improve clinical trials for cancer patients

May 15, 2015 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. State University have been awarded a five-year, $10.4 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to continue determining ways to design more powerful clinical trials for cancer patients, effectively delivering better and more personalized new therapies to cancer… Read more »

Tim Black, reproductive rights activist, dead at 77

May 14, 2015 Timothy Reuben Ladbroke Black, MD, MPH, CBE, an alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health and visionary international advocate for women’s reproductive rights and family planning services, died Dec. 11, 2014, in Sussex, England, School leaders have learned. Born Jan. 7, 1937, in Sussex, Black received a medical degree from… Read more »