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UNC partners with Mexican Consulate to improve Latino health

October 13, 2011 Share   Latinos across the country now have access to a series of Spanish health talks, or charlas, developed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members and health care providers, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate. The talks, made by bilingual medical personnel at UNC Hospitals and originally presented… Read more »

Afghan minister visits to discuss global health issues

October 12, 2011 Share   Dr. Faiz Kakar, sixth from left, visits with student and faculty members involved in global health issues. Faizullah Kakar, PhD, Afghanistan’s Minister for Advising the President on Health Affairs, met Oct. 11 at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with global health leaders from the UNC schools of public… Read more »

School community members encouraged to register global travel

October 10, 2011 Share   Faculty members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health study, conduct research and serve around the world, sometimes in challenging locations or during unexpected crises. Their safety – and the capability to contact them in the case of emergency – is a primary concern of UNC and… Read more »

Conille, HPM alumnus, confirmed as Haiti’s prime minister

October 07, 2011 Share   A 1999 alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was named Haiti’s prime minister on Oct. 4. Dr. Garry Conille, in his 1998 yearbook photo Garry Conille, MD, MPH, senior U.N. development specialist and former aide to President Bill Clinton, was confirmed by Haiti’s senate, hopefully bringing to… Read more »

UNC researcher to co-lead new esophageal cancer network

October 07, 2011 Share   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher is one of five co-principal investigators in a new collaborative network established to study genetic determinants of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Nicholas Shaheen Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor of epidemiology… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

Health Policy and Management celebrates 75 years

October 03, 2011 Share   The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management celebrated its 75th anniversary in September. As many as 175 people from across the United States attended the two-day celebration in Chapel Hill, N.C. Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, a 1990 alumna of the department, gave the… Read more »

Evans named new assistant dean for students

September 30, 2011 Share   Ms. Charletta Evans Charletta Sims Evans, MEd, has been named the new assistant dean for student affairs at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective Oct. 3.   “Charletta brings a wealth of experience to this position,” said Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs at the… Read more »

New UNC Center for Diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities

September 29, 2011 Share   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $3 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to establish the UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR). The center’s mission is to reduce diabetes-related disparities among poor… Read more »

UNC partners with community health centers to improve colorectal cancer screening

September 29, 2011 Share   An innovative partnership between UNC and the North Carolina Community Health Center Association is bringing a toolkit offering best practices for improving colorectal cancer screening rates to 136 clinics across the state. The tailored toolkit, developed and distributed with support from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF), is tailored to… Read more »