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Smoke-free outdoor spaces are widespread on North Carolina college campuses

June 10, 2011 A new UNC School of Medicine survey of all North Carolina colleges shows that outdoor college smoking prevention policies are now in effect at 88 percent of North Carolina’s colleges and universities (97 of 110). All UNC system and North Carolina Community College System campuses now have smoke-free buildings. Joseph Lee “These… Read more »

Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County

  June 08, 2011 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, has been named interim health director for Orange County, N.C., until the Orange County Board of Health identifies a permanent replacement for former director Dr. Rosemary Summers, who retired May 31.   Cilenti is deputy director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH),… Read more »

Heiss, Hussey and Holliday win School’s highest honors for mentorship and teaching

June 02, 2011 (L-R) Dr. Gerardo Heiss, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Jon Hussey Three members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty were honored at the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, for their roles in developing the next generation of public health leaders. Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD, was presented with the… Read more »

Student selected as Phillips Ambassador for semester in Vietnam

June 02, 2011 Burcu Bozkurt Burcu Bozkurt, a public health and global studies major in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is among 19 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study-abroad programs in Asia. Bozkurt will study in Vietnam this fall through a UNC… Read more »

Rogers to chair NIOSH advisory board

June 01, 2011 Dr. Bonnie Rogers Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, associate professor of public health leadership and nursing at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed chair of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Board of Scientific Counselors. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease… Read more »

Rogers to chair NIOSH advisory board

June 01, 2011 Dr. Bonnie Rogers Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, associate professor of public health leadership and nursing at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed chair of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Board of Scientific Counselors. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease… Read more »

Ricketts selected as News and Observer’s ‘Tar Heel of the Week’

May 30, 2011 Tom Ricketts has always had a pickup truck. He lives on a dirt road, gets his water from a well and doesn’t have cable TV. Yet despite his ‘rural credentials,’ the University of North Carolina professor is as worldly as they come.   Dr. Tom Ricketts So begins an article in the… Read more »

Pelvic widening continues throughout a person’s lifetime, study finds

May 25, 2011 By the age of 20, most people have reached skeletal maturity and do not grow any taller. It had been assumed that skeletal enlargement elsewhere in the body also stopped then.However, a new study by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found evidence that the pelvis continues… Read more »

School-led consortium identifies genomic regions that could influence severity of cystic fibrosis

  May 25, 2011 Biostatistics researchers from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health are among a team of researchers who have pinpointed regions of the human genetic makeup that contribute to the debilitating symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF).   Their findings provide insight into the causes of the wide variation… Read more »

Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows

May 25, 2011 The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Quynh Nguyen Study authors from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health include Quynh Nguyen, lead… Read more »