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N.C. smoke-free policies supported by large majority, poll confirms

July 20, 2010 On January 2, 2010, North Carolina became the first tobacco-producing state in the nation to ban smoking in restaurants and bars.   Photo by Hari Prasad Nadig Now, the latest poll conducted by the Survey Research Unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health… Read more »

HRSA award targets women’s health

July 19, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has awarded a three-year, $305,000 grant to fund a project called Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Distance Learning Initiative. Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Public Health Reviews journal reborn online with focus on “the new public health”

July 16, 2010 Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Dr. Tom Ricketts Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has announced to the School the relaunch of the journal, Public Health Reviews. Bangdiwala is a member of the journal’s editorial board and author of an article in the inaugural issue… Read more »

School researcher, alumnus contribute data on tobacco use among sexual minorities

July 12, 2010 Dr. Cathy Melvin Joseph Lee UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty member Cathy Melvin, PhD, and alumnus Joseph Lee, MPH, CPH, were leaders in providing data used in “Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community,” a report recently published by the… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Heart Healthy Lenoir kicks off in Kinston

July 06, 2010 More than 100 community members, policymakers, health care providers and business owners joined researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University on June 29 to kick off the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project in downtown Kinston, N.C.   Heart Healthy Lenoir is a $10 million, five-year project focused on reducing heart disease in… Read more »

NCIPH’s Cilenti to lead N.C. Healthy Start Foundation board

  July 02, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, deputy director of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, has been appointed chair of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation’s board of directors.   Cilenti, who is also clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at the… Read more »

Public health graduate student to help with revitalizing Lumber River region

June 28, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is helping to revitalize the economies of small communities across the state through its internship program, the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC).   Lindsay Moriarty The program is sending Lindsay Moriarty, a rising third-year dual-degree UNC graduate student, to work for 10 weeks with… Read more »

Public health undergraduates receive study abroad scholarships

June 25, 2010 Bachelor of Science in Public Health students Lauren Blanchet, Lauren Brown and Christopher Zieber were among 163 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates selected in 2010 to receive scholarships and fellowships totaling about $637,000. The awards, funded by private gifts, enable students to study in other countries for a semester,… Read more »

Poll shows growing support in North Carolina to increase state’s tobacco tax

  June 24, 2010 Raising taxes typically is not a popular idea, but the option of increasing cigarette sales tax has been gaining momentum in North Carolina for the past several years. Statewide polls since 2004 have shown a majority of North Carolinians support increasing the sales tax on cigarettes as a means of generating… Read more »