School News

Bartram leads new International Water Association journal

August 17, 2011 Share     Dr. Jamie Bartram The Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, a new publication of the International Water Association (IWA), has presented its inaugural issue online. Developed in cooperation with The Water Institute at UNC, which is based in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, the journal… Read more »

Qaqish wins national writing award for radiology journal article

August 16, 2011 Share   Dr. Bahjat Qaqish Bahjat Qaqish, MD, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ Jean I. Widger Distinguished Author Award. Qaqish, also a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-authored “Survey of R.T.s with Doctorates: Barriers… Read more »

BIOS students, faculty members wow the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings

August 16, 2011 Share   Representatives from UNC’s Department of Biostatistics were in top form at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), held July 30-Aug. 4 in Miami. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate students won a video competition, a statistics team bowl competition and individual bowl awards, and numerous travel awards that… Read more »

UNC welcomes visit by ‘The Big Pink Bus’ as part of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 16, 2011 Share   August has been proclaimed National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. In honor of the occasion, Milk for Thought, a primarily Web-based organization that aims to raise awareness about breastfeeding, is conducting a nationwide “Latch on America” bus tour during August. One of its 30 nationwide stops was… Read more »

UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

August 09, 2011 Share   For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units – adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. Those four bases have been taught in science textbooks and have formed the basis of the growing knowledge regarding how genes code for life. Yet in recent history, scientists have expanded that… Read more »

Doctoral students receive fellowships in global health economics

August 09, 2011 Representatives from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and its health policy and management department have announced recipients of a new fellowship program in global health economics and outcomes research, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.   Diana Chirovsky Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin Awardees Diana Chirovsky, MS, and Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin, MHS, health policy… Read more »

Aitken and Olshan reappointed as department chairs

August 09, 2011 Two members of the public health faculty have been reappointed to lead their departments in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Dean Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, has announced. The five-year reappointments follow upon highly favorable reviews of their first terms as chairs. Dr. Mike Aitken Dr. Andy Olshan Michael Aitken,… Read more »

UNC, NC community colleges partner to prevent cancer

August 04, 2011 As many as half of all cancer deaths can be prevented by not smoking, reducing exposure to smoke, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active; and researchers have identified specific programs, also known as evidence-based interventions (EBIs), that help people change these health behaviors.Public health researchers are working with all 58… Read more »

Goldberg selected as APHA student fellow

August 03, 2011 Shoshana Goldberg Shoshana Goldberg, second-year Master of Public Health student in maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as an American Public Health Association (APHA) student fellow for 2011-2012.   Goldberg is one of 12 students from across the country who will serve as… Read more »

School helps provide relief during period of extreme heat

August 01, 2011 There’s more than one kind of Carolina fan.Over the last couple weeks, the fans being collected on the Carolina campus are those that blow cooling, maybe even life-saving, air on people struggling in the state’s record-breaking heat. Bill Gentry (left) presents donated fans to Orange County (N.C.) Emergency Services director, Col. Frank… Read more »