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Bangdiwala receives APHA injury control award

November 11, 2011 Share   Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics, received the International Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section during the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 1 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kant Bangdiwala The award recognizes outstanding dedication and leadership in international injury… Read more »

Understanding terminology first step toward improving health care, Harris tells Azerbaijan officials

November 04, 2011 Share   Terms such as “medical malpractice” mean different things in different countries around the world, but understanding quality of medical care is the first step toward reform and improvement, a UNC health policy and management professor told members of Azerbaijan’s parliament and representatives of government ministries. Clinical associate professor Dean Harris… Read more »

HPM doctoral student selected to serve on American Journal of Public Health’s editorial board

November 04, 2011 Share   Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, doctoral candidate in health policy and management (HPM) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected to serve as the student member on the American Journal of Public Health’s (AJPH) editorial board. Kavalieratos’ yearlong term officially began on Nov. 2 after the… Read more »

Randolph wins leadership awards in nursing

November 04, 2011 Share   Susan Randolph Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, received the Occupational Health Nurse of the Year award and Medique Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses, held Oct. 26-28, in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The awards are presented each year to association members who have… Read more »

School alumna works to improve health of Mayan women and children

November 03, 2011 Share   This profile originally appeared in Contact magazine, published by the UNC School of Social Work. To read the article in its entirety, see the magazine’s website. Each day, Veronica Sunderland-Perez, MSW, MSPH, epitomizes the ways public health social workers help ensure that women and children around the world have access… Read more »

What about our daughters? Women’s health begins in childhood

November 02, 2011 Share     Dr. Noel Brewer More attention than ever is being focused upon helping children adopt healthful habits that will last a lifetime. A group of faculty members from UNC’s schools of medicine and public health, including Noel Brewer, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, recently noted that… Read more »

Public health alumnus launches Emergency Medicine Global Health and Leadership Program

October 28, 2011 Share   UNC medical students will have the opportunity to put their emergency training into practice while also helping developing nations improve their own emergency services programs, thanks to a UNC public health alumnus. The new Emergency Medicine Global Health and Leadership Program in the UNC School of Medicine offers fellowships for… Read more »

Troester receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk

October 26, 2011 Share   A UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at the organization’s seventh annual event in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 22-23. Dr. Melissa Troester (right) accepts her research funding award from Dr. Marc Hurlbert, executive director… Read more »

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

October 25, 2011 Share   People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.   The findings, published online Oct. 25, 2011, in the International Journal of Obesity, provide evidence explaining a phenomenon… Read more »

School well-represented at 2011 APHA annual meeting

October 25, 2011 Share   Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health will be presented by faculty, staff and students at the 139th annual American Public Health Association meeting to be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The theme of the 2011 meeting is… Read more »