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Anna Schenck interviewed on “The Measure of Everyday Life” for National Public Health Week

April 23, 2015 Anna Schenck, Director of the Public Health Leadership Program and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, was a featured guest on The Measure of Everyday Life, a weekly broadcast service of WNCU radio, featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve the human condition. Host Brian Southwell spoke with Dr. Schenck,… Read more »

Gillings faculty, alumni contribute to SOPHE Health Education & Behavior journal supplement

April 14, 2015 The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has announced the publication of a Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) journal supplement devoted to the latest research and practice on policy and environmental approaches to foster healthy communities. The April 2015 supplement, “The Evidence for Policy and Environmental Approaches to Promoting Health,” comprises a… Read more »

Gillings’ MCH Public Health Leadership Institute named a top-15 educational program

April 10, 2015 The Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute (MCH PHLI) at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health was named a top-15 educational program by the 2015 Leadership 500 Excellence Award committee. Award winners were announced March 31 at the LEAD500 Conference in Dallas, Tex. The MCH PHLI received… Read more »

From Vietnam to Pensacola, School alumni connect

April 9, 2015 When Frank Wilkes, PhD, learned that someone was moving into the house two doors down from his home in Pensacola, Fla., he had no idea that he already had a connection with his new neighbor. Wilkes, who graduated from UNC with a Master of Science in Public Health (1964) and a doctorate… Read more »

Houk awarded training grant in reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology

April 9, 2015 Kathryn Houk, a doctoral student in the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been selected as a trainee on the T32 reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology (RPPE) training grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health. RPPE researchers explore challenges related to the… Read more »

Holmes receives Outstanding Researcher Award for work on rural health care

April 8, 2015 Mark Holmes, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is the 2015 winner of the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). He will receive the award at the 38th annual Rural Health Conference in Philadelphia on Thursday,… Read more »

Study explores potential impact on rural communities from proposed changes in hospital designations

April 8, 2015 Proposed minimum-distance requirements could harm high-performing Critical Access Hospitals in rural communities, according to a new study by researchers at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Study co-authors from the Gillings School include Mark Holmes, PhD, and George H. Pink, PhD. Both researchers lecture for the Department of Health… Read more »

Rimer announces intent to appoint Halpern as chair of maternal and child health

April 7, 2015 Dean Barbara K. Rimer has announced her intention to appoint Carolyn T. Halpern, PhD, professor and interim chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, as the department’s first female permanent chair. The decision is pending approval of the UNC board of trustees. The… Read more »

Gillings School faculty members formalize partnership with French national public health school

April 6, 2015 A delegation from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP), the French national school of public health, visited the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on March 20, to recognize and solidify a longstanding collaboration between the two schools. A Memorandum of Understanding signed by UNC and EHESP representatives during… Read more »

Five from Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 6, 2015 Five students from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted as new members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. Less than… Read more »