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Researchers explore breast cancer disparities at symposium to honor Millikan

March 26, 2015 A symposium co-sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology in the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health brought together leading breast cancer researchers to share findings about the genetic and environmental factors driving disparities in the disease’s incidence and mortality. The event, held last Friday, also honored the scientific contributions of… Read more »

Norovirus vaccine may be on horizon, study finds

March 25, 2015 To anyone who has ever suffered from “the stomach flu,” take cheer – a vaccine may be on the near horizon. Noroviruses produce an estimated 300 million cases a year worldwide of what is typically labeled “stomach flu.” Not only do the infections cause extreme discomfort and misery among their victims, noroviruses… Read more »

West recognized as ‘Airkeeper’ for improving air quality

March 25, 2015 Jason West, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be recognized by the organization Clean Air Carolina at a special Airkeeper Awards reception this evening in Raleigh. West’s research uses computer models to understand the exposure of… Read more »

Samuel-Hodge honored for mentoring women of color

March 24, 2015 Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, research assistant professor of nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has won a University Award for the Advancement of Women. The Carolina Women’s Center administers the award on behalf of the offices of the chancellor and the executive vice… Read more »

New study indicates laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation may be safer than abdominal procedure

March 24, 2015 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that abdominal surgery is riskier than laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation in premenopausal women undergoing surgery for presumed uterine fibroids. The study was published online March 24 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers examined quality of life, short-… Read more »

Ismail awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia

March 23, 2015 Safiyah Ismail, currently in her senior year in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, will travel to Indonesia later this year as a Fulbright Student. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates and recent graduates to… Read more »

Health policy and management students design fund-development strategy for local free clinic

March 19, 2015 A team of health policy and management undergraduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently designed a comprehensive fund-development strategy for a local free clinic which is administered and wholly staffed by students from UNC’s professional schools. From August to December 2014, seniors Kelly Reed, Taylor Bogart, Bri… Read more »

Few online e-cigarette vendors block sales to minors, study finds

March 19, 2015 A study led by researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has found that teens can buy electronic cigarettes easily online, despite a North Carolina law banning their purchase by minors and requiring online vendors to verify customer age. This first-of-its-kind, National Cancer… Read more »

Nine from public health receive Graduate School’s Impact Award; other awards also presented to Gillings scholars

March 19, 2015 Students from the Gillings School of Global Public Health earned more than one-third of the 2015 Impact Awards presented by the UNC Graduate School. The awards, made possible by the Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognize graduate students for outstanding contributions to the state of North Carolina. The nine public health 2015 Impact… Read more »

Report reveals alarming lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities; outlines way forward

March 18, 2015 A new World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF report, released March 17, calls for immediate action to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries and outlines a way forward. Ryan Cronk and Dr. Jamie Bartram of The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina… Read more »