Posts Categorized: School News

Nutrition’s Campbell awarded NIH Challenge Grant to bring HOPE to eastern North Carolina

November 19, 2009 Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $954,000 National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant to provide support to low-income women in rural eastern North Carolina to lose weight, become financially literate, and move out of poverty…. Read more »

UNC and Germany’s University of Ulm collaborate on distance-learning program

November 17, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced its collaboration with the University of Ulm, in Ulm, Germany, for the October 2010 launch of a distance-education master’s degree program called “@dvanced Oncology.” The curriculum of the two-year program, which includes clinical research and management,… Read more »

Gillings Gift funds new dissertation award and scholarships for incoming students

November 06, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced two new programs to support students at the School, both funded through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Dissertation awards Up to two dissertation awards will be granted to current doctoral candidates at the School whose… Read more »

Adimora selected as one of top 100 African-American leaders by The Root magazine

November 05, 2009 Dr. Ada Adimora Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and clinical professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by The Root magazine as one of the top 100 African-American leaders. The Root, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.,… Read more »

Troester wins grant to study breast cancer tumor biology

November 03, 2009 Dr. Melissa Troester Melissa Troester, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Avon Foundation. Troester, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead a study titled “Characterizing… Read more »

Third round of Gillings Innovation Labs focuses on assistant professors

October 29, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is calling for proposals for the third round of Gillings Innovation Lab awards. Assistant professors with primary appointments in the School are eligible to apply for the awards. Proposals are due January 14, 2010. Gillings Innovation Labs are competitively-selected projects that strive to achieve… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins second prize in NAHSE case competition

October 28, 2009 (L-R) Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar, second-year Master of Public Health students in The Department of Health Policy and Management, have won second place in the 14th annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held during the National Association of Health Services Executives’… Read more »

School well-represented at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2009 The American Public Health Association’s 137th annual meeting and exposition, to be held Nov. 7-11, in Philadelphia, will feature oral and poster presentations by a number of faculty, staff and students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. A list of reported presentations follows. Corrections and additions may be emailed… Read more »

Accurate count of physicians critical to health reform debate, Ricketts says

October 21, 2009 Dr. Thomas Ricketts “How many doctors do we have, and how many do we need?” These questions are critical in the debate over health care reform now before Congress, says UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Thomas Ricketts, PhD, MPH, in an editorial in the Oct. 21 issue of the… Read more »

UNC study: HPV vaccine hurts less than expected

October 21, 2009 Injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be no more painful than other shots that prevent disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The finding follows anecdotal accounts and news stories that have emphasized the potential side effects of the… Read more »