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Health behavior student helps produce documentary on NC state park

December 07, 2012 A three-part documentary series on North Carolina state parks, produced by journalism and public health students at UNC, aired Dec. 3-5 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.   Dane Emmerling, health behavior master’s student at Gillings School of Global Public Health, served as associate producer for one of the programs, which focused on… Read more »

CDC study: Diabetes cases expected to rise in American youth

December 06, 2012   Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis The number of American youths with Type 2 diabetes could increase by almost 50 percent by the middle of this century, according to a study published in the December issue of Diabetes Care. The study includes research by Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, nutrition professor at the Gillings School of… Read more »

Cohen to speak at Dec. 16 commencement

December 06, 2012 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, an acclaimed physician and researcher who has spent the last three decades studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, will deliver the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commencement address on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center in… Read more »

Siega-Riz to serve on NHLBI advisory board

December 03, 2012   Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and associate dean for academic affairs at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named for a three-year term as a member of the advisory council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of… Read more »

Doctoral student’s work helps communities prepare for next flu pandemic

November 30, 2012 It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about influenza (flu) and steps to guard against it. More than 40 states already are reporting cases of seasonal flu, and while experts don’t expect a pandemic this year, they say it is never too early to get plans in place…. Read more »

On the ground in Haiti: Gillings School students integral to relief effort

November 30, 2012 When one door closes, open another.   That was Alicia Stokes’ mantra when the University had to cancel her trip to Haiti. Stokes, an executive master’s candidate in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, had been selected from approximately 100 applicants to take part in an… Read more »

Olshan named to UNC Lineberger leadership post

November 27, 2012 Andrew F. Olshan, PhD, has been appointed UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s associate director of population sciences. Dr. Andy Olshan Olshan, professor and chair of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds other leadership roles at UNC’s cancer center, including serving… Read more »

Viera awarded School of Medicine’s inaugural Wilkerson Professorship

November 27, 2012 Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, 2006 alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has received the inaugural Charles Baynes Wilkerson Distinguished Professorship in Family Medicine in UNC’s School of Medicine.   Dr. Anthony Viera Viera is director of the Health Care and… Read more »

New Phi Beta Kappa members announced

November 27, 2012 Six Bachelor of Science in Public Health students at Gillings School of Global Public Health have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.   Among the 130 inductees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were: Gwen Yung-Hsin Hwarng, a junior majoring… Read more »

Oberlander’s NEJM ‘Perspective’ outlines challenges facing the Affordable Care Act

  November 26, 2012 Who among us has read the 2,409 pages of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, is one of a tiny minority.   Dr. Jon Oberlander Oberlander, professor of health policy and management in Gillings School of Global Public Health and of social medicine in the School of Medicine at… Read more »