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UNC teams place first and second at 2011 Triangle Global Health Case Competition

April 20, 2011 In Afghanistan, one in four children dies before his or her fifth birthday, giving that country the world’s worst mortality rate for children under age 5. The death rate is 250 per 1,000 live births. Several broad and intertwining factors, such as unclean drinking water, communicable disease and malnutrition, contribute to these… Read more »

Graduate School announces Impact Awards and other honors for public health students

April 13, 2011 North Carolinians will know more about what contaminates their well water, what happens to mothers exposed to medical radiation, and why asthma rates are high in schools near industrial hog farms, thanks to the work of graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. These and other outstanding projects… Read more »

Health behavior and health education department announces 2011-2012 capstone teams

April 13, 2011 Health behavior and health education students at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health spend a school year working with community organizations providing a public health service. The organization benefits from UNC expertise, and students acquire practical experience.   The school’s health behavior and health education department recently… Read more »

US surgeon general to speak at 2011 spring commencement

April 13, 2011   U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, United States surgeon general, will present this year’s commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus…. Read more »

Harris awarded UNC’s Ferrell Prize

April 08, 2011 Dr. Russ Harris Russ Harris, MD, MPH, has been awarded UNC’s 15th annual John Atkinson Ferrell Prize and Lectureship. Harris is professor in UNC’s School of Medicine, adjunct professor of epidemiology in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the public health school’s health care and prevention concentration.  … Read more »

NIH again funds UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center

April 06, 2011 The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) in the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will receive a $5.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund another five years of research, the School announced today. The award is the third time NIH has provided 5-year funding… Read more »

Zelman and Kolsky receive UNC’s Greenberg and Barr Awards

April 05, 2011 William Zelman, PhD, and Peter J. Kolsky, PhD, have received UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for faculty members and alumni.   Zelman, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and Kolsky, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements… Read more »

Abstracts sought for international water and health conference

April 05, 2011 The Water Institute at UNC, part of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, is soliciting abstracts for poster and platform presentations for the upcoming conference, “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy,” to be held Oct. 3-7, 2011, in Chapel Hill, N.C.The deadline for submitting abstracts is… Read more »

Innovation lab seeks breakthroughs to ensure safe water

March 31, 2011 Warnings from municipalities around the world to “boil water before using” are not uncommon, especially as water distribution systems get older. The farther away from the water source one is, the greater the risk. In some countries, safe water is collected from community sources only to become unfit for drinking during transport… Read more »

Ammerman honored with Brooks Award for Public Service

March 31, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Alice Ammerman, DrPH, nutrition professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has received the 2011 Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Ammerman was honored for creating lasting and collaborative relationships that have resulted in… Read more »