School News

Labbok to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with talk in Memphis

August 02, 2010 Dr. Miriam Labbok Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, Professor of the Practice of maternal and child health and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will speak to the Shelby Co. (Tenn.) Breastfeeding Coalition and Memphis Area Lactation Consultants Association in celebration of World Breastfeeding… Read more »

Harris authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

August 02, 2010 Dr. Russell Harris Russell Harris, MD, MPH, has authored an editorial in the July 27 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), commenting on results of an analysis of the cost effectiveness of colonoscopy versus computed tomographic colonography (CTC).   Harris is a professor of medicine in the… Read more »

Pediatric medical providers can improve young children’s oral health, study says

July 28, 2010 A new study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health provides the first national data on the effectiveness of dental referrals by physicians. Heather Beil Dr. Gary Rozier Heather Beil, MPH, doctoral student, and Gary Rozier, DDS, MPH, professor, both in the School’s Department of Health Policy and Management,… Read more »

Tick diseases on the rise in North Carolina, UNC public health experts say

  July 22, 2010 Lurking on a leaf or at the tip of a blade of grass, blood-thirsty ticks wait for their next meal to approach.   Clinging to vegetation with their front legs outstretched, they wait for a sign – a whiff of carbon dioxide, a vibration, a shadow – that means an animal… Read more »

HPDP receives $3.1 million to study strategies to reduce heart disease, stroke

July 22, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a two-year, $3.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research alternative ways to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.   Dr. Stacey Sheridan Stacey Sheridan, MD, assistant professor in UNC’s… Read more »

UNC NRI study: Choline-rich diet supports blood vessel development in fetal brain

July 21, 2010   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Prenatal diets lacking in choline – an essential nutrient found in all cell membranes – result in fewer blood vessels in the brains of developing fetuses, according to a mouse study by UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) scientists. The findings, published in the journal, Proceedings of the National… Read more »

Bangdiwala leads clinical trials course in India

July 21, 2010 Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is conducting a short course on clinical trials at Vellore, India’s Christian Medical College (CMC) this summer. The week-long program, “Clinical Trials: Design, Analysis, Reporting and Interpretation,” is held at the College’s Biostatistics Resource… Read more »

Browning, Vinroot elected to UNC Board of Visitors

July 21, 2010 Two people affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are among 40 elected as new members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Visitors, one of the most active volunteer groups at the University.   Mr. Kelly Browning Dr. Rich Vinroot Jr. Kelly B. Browning, member… Read more »

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 »