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HOPE program expanded to include Lenoir County

  May 24, 2010 The Community-Campus Partnership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded a $20,000 grant to support public health and poverty alleviation programs in Lenoir County through its Health, Opportunity, Partnerships and Empowerment (HOPE) projects. The projects aim to improve health outcomes for low-income women by providing support and… Read more »

Nine global public health students receive awards for international work

May 21, 2010 The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $96,000 to 39 students conducting work around the world. Nine of them are working on degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   “We are proud to support the innovative work… Read more »

Gentry awarded Moldova’s “Honorary Rescuer” medal

May 19, 2010 Bill Gentry, director of the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management program and lecturer in the UNC Department of Health Policy and Management, was recognized by the government of Moldova on May 3 with its “Honorary Rescuer” medal. The award acknowledges Gentry’s history of emergency preparedness and response efforts in the country.  … Read more »

Media invited to cover launch of N.C. Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative May 18

May 17, 2010 Media representatives were invited to cover the launch of the “Cervical Cancer-Free N.C.” initiative. Gov. Bev Perdue and others spoke about the state’s efforts to eliminate cervical cancer. The initiative is a partnership between community members, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the… Read more »

UNC conference to focus on health care reform’s impact on minorities

May 12, 2010 Recently passed health care reform law and its potential impact upon minority health disparities will be the focus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 16th annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health. The event is scheduled Tuesday, June 8, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in… Read more »

Hebert, school alumnus, honored with VMI’s Daniels Humanitarian Award

May 10, 2010 Dr. Paul Hebert Paul V. Hebert, PhD, alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received Virginia Military Institute’s distinguished Jonathan Myrick Daniels Humanitarian Award for a career devoted to altruistic work in many countries.   The award was established in 1997 to honor Jonathan M. Daniels (VMI, 1961), who… Read more »

Zelman and Herring honored for teaching, mentoring

May 10, 2010 Dr. Felicia Mebane (center) recognizes Drs. Zelman and Herring (standing) as recipients of the School’s Larsh and McGavran awards. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two prestigious faculty awards during the School’s 70th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. William Zelman, PhD, professor of health policy and management, received… Read more »

NCIPH hosts leadership retreat

May 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health hosted a retreat this month for the National Public Health Leadership Institute (NPHLI). Fifty high-level public health scholars from 26 states attended the three-day conference at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., which launched the year-long leadership program.  … Read more »

UNC project takes on heart disease in heart of U.S. ‘stroke belt’

  May 04, 2010 A new $10 million grant will help researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county’s leading cause of death.   The UNC-ECU project aims to better understand the causes… Read more »

Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics, study finds

May 04, 2010 Doctors often unnecessarily treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with narcotics, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.   “This course of treatment is generally inadvisable because it does not improve functional status and may have adverse long term effects,” said study lead author Spencer D…. Read more »