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Linnan selected for UNC’s Bryan Public Service Award

March 23, 2011 Dr. Laura Linnan Laura Linnan, ScD, associate professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a winner of the 2011 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award.   A graduate of Harvard University, Linnan has been on the faculty of the UNC… Read more »

UNC student wins prestigious Davis Projects for Peace award

March 22, 2011 Yu Zhou Yu Zhou, a UNC sophomore accepted into the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program next fall, has been named a winner in the 2011 Davis Projects for Peace initiative. Zhou, who will study biostatistics at the public health school, developed Young Scholars… Read more »

Repellent-treated clothing substantially reduces tick bites for outdoor workers, study finds

March 20, 2011 A pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health shows that a group of state water quality employees who wore clothing treated with a long-lasting insect repellent were bitten by ticks substantially less often than were their colleagues who used insect spray repellents… Read more »

New partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

March 16, 2011 The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.   This… Read more »

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 www.usnews.com The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »

NIH launches largest oil spill health study

March 09, 2011 UNC epidemiologists participate in assessment of 55,000 cleanup workers   A new federal study will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill upon 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers across the United States, with a particular focus on persons in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. University… Read more »

Study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females

March 08, 2011 A UNC study released this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three decades.A team of researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gillings School of Global Public Health… Read more »

Young adults with chronic illnesses have poorer educational and job outcomes

March 08, 2011 Young adults who grow up with certain chronic illness – including cancer, diabetes and epilepsy – are less likely than their healthy peers to graduate from high school, get a job and be self-supporting, according to a study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.Those who grew up with… Read more »

Characklis receives leadership and communications fellowship for environmental scientists

March 08, 2011 Dr. Greg Characklis Greg Characklis, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named one of 20 Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2011. Based at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, the Leopold Leadership Program annually selects 20… Read more »

Beil and Hammersmith, HPM alumnae, awarded for outstanding achievement in dental public health

March 08, 2011 Dr. Heather Beil Dr. Kim Hammersmith Heather Beil, PhD, and Kim Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, alumnae of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, have been selected to receive the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental… Read more »