Posts Categorized: School News

Carolina again America’s #1 best academic value among publics

January 04, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remains the number one overall best value in U.S. public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.   Carolina has ranked first on the magazine’s list of schools that “deliver strong academics at affordable prices” since 1998 when Kiplinger’s began its analysis. The… Read more »

Researchers study link between insulin use and cancer in people with diabetes

December 23, 2009 Type 2 diabetes and obesity are linked to an increased risk of certain cancers. Recently published studies suggested that insulin glargine, a synthetic insulin preparation marketed under the trade name Lantus, may be associated with a higher risk of certain cancers than other insulins or oral glucose-lowering medications. However, these studies were… Read more »

Alumnus Jenkins presented with APHA’s Lilienfield Award for teaching excellence

December 22, 2009 Dr. Bill Jenkins Bill Jenkins, PhD, MPH, has received the American Public Health Association’s 2009 Abraham Lilienfield Award, which recognizes excellence in the teaching of epidemiology during the course of a career. An alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Jenkins is professor of public health sciences at Morehouse… Read more »

UNC study: Preschoolers in child care centers not active enough

December 17, 2009 Many young children in child care centers are not getting as much active playtime as they should, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A study published in the December 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics found only 13.7 percent of child care centers in North… Read more »

Schenck to direct School’s Public Health Leadership Program

December 08, 2009 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, leads the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) as director, effective Dec. 1, the School has announced. Schenck is expected to be appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Health, effective Feb. 1, 2010, pending approval in January by the… Read more »

Perou honored by AACR as Outstanding Investigator for Breast Cancer Research

December 08, 2009 Calling his work “one of the most important findings in breast cancer and health disparities in the last decade,” the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has selected Charles M. Perou, PhD, for the 2009 Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, a prize funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®…. Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »

Rimer named a Triangle “Woman Extraordinaire”

December 07, 2009 Dean Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was among 16 accomplished leaders in the Triangle named “Women Extraordinaire” in 2009 by Business Leader Media, publishers of Business Leader magazine. Winners of the eighth annual Women Extraordinaire award were honored at a ceremony… Read more »

School’s NC Institute for Public Health awarded grant to examine public health agency accreditation

December 07, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine laws and policies supporting public health agency accreditation. Accreditation of local health departments is a cutting-edge initiative designed to improve performance, quality, consistency… Read more »