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ESE’s Luettich receives Homeland Security impact award

December 21, 2012 Richard A. Luettich Jr., ScD, has received the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Impact Award for his work in predicting water heights and flooding in coastal areas during Hurricane Irene in 2011.   Dr. Rick Luettich Luettich, who directs The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences, in… Read more »

Teens’ sexual behavior may not predict reproductive health outcomes in young adulthood

December 21, 2012 A study by an alumna of Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and two faculty members at the School has found that most teens’ first sexual experiences may not be strongly linked to reproductive health outcomes later in life, as had been thought… Read more »

Teaching Innovations Awards fund new opportunities in six public health classes

  December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have aimed for those new possibilities… Read more »

PHLP faculty members awarded Pfizer grant to develop smoking cessation programs

December 20, 2012   Two faculty members in the Public Health Leadership Program of the Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded a $99,917 grant from Pfizer to design and execute smoking cessation programs at three inpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in North Carolina. Dr. Cheryll Lesneski Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy Cheryl Lesneski,… Read more »

BSPH student receives research award at national health disparities conference

December 18, 2012 Madhu Vulimiri Madhu Vulimiri, a junior health policy and management major at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won a first-place award for her diabetes research at the sixth annual National Conference on Health Disparities, held in Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 28 –… Read more »

Grant will develop indicators of effectiveness for post-disaster recovery efforts

  December 14, 2012 A natural disaster devastates a community. In its wake, people return, aid comes in and rebuilding begins. But as lives, buildings and services are reconstructed, what benchmarks let everyone know that the recovery underway is effective?   Dr. Jen Horney That is the focus of a new study by Jennifer Horney… Read more »

School faculty members take lead in reporting America’s Health Rankings

December 14, 2012   Faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were instrumental advisers in the development and review of the recently released 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. First offered in 1990, the rankings analyze and report on the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.United… Read more »

Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

December 13, 2012   Dr. Kurt Ribisl Kurt Ribisl, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPC) at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.   Ribisl, professor in the Department of Health Behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also… Read more »

HPM doctoral student honored by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

December 13, 2012 Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, who plans to graduate later this month with a doctoral degree in health policy and management from Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) to receive the organization’s Young Investigator Award.   Kavalieratos’s dissertation research… Read more »

Grant aims to address maternal and child health inequities among women in Philadelphia

  December 11, 2012   It’s the grim, unfortunate reality: African-American women in the U.S. are much more likely to give birth prematurely or lose a baby within his or her first year of life, compared to white women. The infant mortality rate – often a proxy for general health and access to care –… Read more »