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Rimer nominated to continue as chair of President’s Cancer Panel

July 24, 2015 Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been honored by President Barack Obama with a request that she continue, for a third term, to chair the President’s Cancer Panel. Obama announced his intent to nominate Rimer and other individuals to key… Read more »

Doctoral candidate Black awarded University Cancer Research Fund grant

July 23, 2015 Kristin Z. Black, doctoral candidate in maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF). Black, who is minoring in epidemiology, was selected for her “strong academic ability and potential to contribute to finding and… Read more »

Cash transfers conditional on schooling do not prevent HIV infection among young women in South Africa

July 21, 2015 A phase III trial has found that conditional cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV infection among young women of high school age in South Africa. Investigators from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) reported the findings July 21 at the 8th International Aids Society (IAS) Conference… Read more »

Early HIV treatment provides protection for uninfected partner, study finds

July 20, 2015 Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection provides lasting protection against the sexual transmission of the virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners. The discovery, made by investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), was reported July 20 at… Read more »

Rate of rural hospital closures is rising, study finds

July 20, 2015 Since 2010, the rate of rural hospital closures in the United States has increased significantly. During this period, there have been three closures in North Carolina alone. To achieve a preliminary look at recent closures, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compared the 2009 financial performance and market… Read more »

School-affiliated organization awarded grant to certify child-care health consultants, improve child-care environments

July 17, 2015 The North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, a project of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health directed by Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, research professor of maternal and child health at the Gillings School, is among the collaborators who have received a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from… Read more »

Weatherly, former parasitology professor, dies at 83

July 17, 2015 Dr. Norman Fred Weatherly, professor emeritus of parasitology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, died July 13 in Durham, N.C. He was 83. Dr. Weatherly arrived in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1962, planning on a one-year postdoctoral appointment, but never left the University of North Carolina’s public health school…. Read more »

NCIPH’s Wilfert part of interdisciplinary team to examine health-care education

July 17, 2015 Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, training and technical assistance manager at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, is a member of an interdisciplinary faculty team that has been awarded three years of funding as a Carolina Seminar on the topic, “Closing the Gap in Health-care Education.”… Read more »

UNC evidence review finds excess tobacco marketing in neighborhoods with more low-income and more African-American residents

July 17, 2015 Researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sought to identify evidence of excess tobacco marketing being associated with the characteristics of who lives in a given neighborhood. Tobacco marketing in retail stores is one of the most common ways the tobacco industry reaches youth and adults. Joseph G.L. Lee,… Read more »

EPID postdoc wins National Institute on Aging’s Pathway to Independence Award

July 16, 2015 Vineet Menachery, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently for a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The five-year award, designed as career transition support for “highly motivated, advanced postdoctoral research scientists,” will support Menachery’s research project,… Read more »