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Peers for Progress launches rebranded resource hub

February 11, 2016 Peers for Progress believes that ongoing peer support can be a key factor in managing health. The organization hosts a website that is the go-to source for cutting edge content, program materials and research briefs related to peer support. “When Peers for Progress was launched in 2008, our vision was to create… Read more »

Law firm honors Dennis Gillings with additional support for Gillings School

February 10, 2016 In support of the work of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and in honor of Dennis Gillings, PhD, CBE, the partners of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, have established the Dennis Gillings Leadership Endowment Fund. Smith Anderson’s gift was made in honor of Gillings’ recent retirement… Read more »

Moss, postdoctoral fellow, receives Outstanding Dissertation Award for work with HPV vaccine

February 5, 2016 Jennifer L. Moss, PhD, has been selected to receive the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM’s) Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2016. Moss is a 2015 graduate of the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Now a cancer prevention fellow with the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Research Program,… Read more »

Gillings researchers describe new method of measuring performance on complex public health goals

February 4, 2016 Country-level performance on public health, human rights and international development goals is notoriously hard to measure. Recently, three researchers from the Water Institute at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health proposed a new way to track performance against such targets. Through a novel application of “frontier analysis,” which is based on… Read more »

Two biostatistics students honored with Distinguished Paper Award

February 2, 2016 Biostatistics doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have won two of 20 Distinguished Student Paper Awards accorded annually by the International Biometric Society’s Eastern North American Region (ENAR). The students, Alex Wong and Jingxiang Chen, were recognized for their papers’ “excellent quality and significant contributions to statistical methodology… Read more »

Department of Health Policy and Management caps off 18 months of education achievements

January 29, 2016 The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the CAHME/Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education. The award, co-presented by Cerner and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), is the first… Read more »

Gillings School’s breastfeeding training program wins accreditation

January 29, 2016 The Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative, based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), has become the first breastfeeding training program to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval… Read more »

Gillings epidemiologist explains Zika virus basics

January 28, 2016 You’ve probably heard of Zika fever in the last few weeks. It’s a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquito bites. Allison Aiello, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She’s also an expert on how viruses… Read more »

Gillings student Hauser named Churchill Scholar

January 28, 2016 Blake M. Hauser, a fourth-year student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named a recipient of the Churchill Scholarship. The research-focused award provides funding to American students for a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge… Read more »

Resolve to eat healthier in 2016

January 27, 2016 The article below, written by Susan Hudson, originally appeared in UNC’s University Gazette on Jan. 26. So what if you gain a little weight as you get older? A pound a year doesn’t make that much difference, does it? “A pound a year is not good. It cuts the number of healthy… Read more »