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Combined sewer systems increase risk of illness after heavy rains, study finds

April 20, 2015 A new study finds that combined sewer systems can contaminate drinking water supplies with bacteria and viruses, causing severe community health impacts. Combined sewer systems collect both sewage and stormwater runoff before reaching treatment facilities. When heavy rains overload the capacity of such systems, untreated contents may be discharged into local bodies… Read more »

Barr, Greenberg awards presented at 47th Foard Lecture

April 20, 2015 At the 47th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 16, the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health announced the winners of two highly prized annual awards. Janice V. Bowie, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of… Read more »

Rutstein receives PEO Scholar Award for women in higher education

April 17, 2015 Sarah Rutstein, a doctoral and medical student in the department of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the UNC School of Medicine, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.)… Read more »

Nine BSPH students present work at celebration of undergraduate research

April 16, 2015 Students from four departments represented the Gillings School of Global Public Health yesterday at the 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill Celebration of Undergraduate Research. The Celebration is an annual research symposium held in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Undergraduate students present research and deliver talks in concurrent poster and panel sessions. The Celebration… Read more »

Kristin Black, MCH doctoral student, receives UNC’s Bryan Award for public service

April 15, 2015 Kristin Black, a doctoral student in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, was recognized on April 7 with a prestigious Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award. Black’s award acknowledged her work as a graduate student assistant with the Accountability for Cancer… Read more »

Gillings students put ‘public’ in public health at NC Science Expo

April 15, 2015 What do paper bags, craft glitter and old soda bottles have to do with public health? Ask Lori Evarts, MPH, clinical assistant professor of public health leadership at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. On Saturday, April 11, Evarts and her PUBH 784 project management class put on four… Read more »

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 »