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DRC physician wins Rotary fellowship to pursue UNC public health degree

June 01, 2012 The Duke-UNC Rotary Center, a chapter of Rotary International, has selected Adrien Lokangaka, MD, as a 2012 Rotary Peace Fellow. The fellowship will support his pursuit of a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) native… Read more »

UNC biostatistics study deepens understanding of genomic puzzle

June 01, 2012   Dr. Matthew Nelson Researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have helped usher in a new understanding of genetic variants and disease by conducting one of the largest population studies of genome sequencing to date.   Matthew R. Nelson, PhD, adjunct associate professor of biostatistics and a principal scientific… Read more »

UNC to present 18th annual summer videoconference on minority health

  May 31, 2012 UNC’s National Health Equity Research Webcast (formerly known as the Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health) will be held Tuesday, June 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. This year’s topic is “Social Determinants of Health Disparities: Moving the Nation to Care about Social Justice.” Dr…. Read more »

HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

May 29, 2012 While current therapies are effective at controlling HIV, some virus remains hidden in certain CD4+ T cells, specialized immune system cells in which the virus replicates itself. This latent infection remains a significant challenge to curing HIV.A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina schools of medicine and public health… Read more »

Lytle to lead health behavior department

May 25, 2012   After an extensive national search, a new chair has been selected to lead the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, subject to approval by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and other appropriate University officials.   Dr. Leslie Lytle Leslie A. Lytle, PhD, professor of epidemiology and community health in… Read more »

Researchers recommend acceleration of cancer comparative effectiveness research

May 24, 2012 Research that compares the effectiveness of different cancer treatments should be accelerated – and the findings promoted and accepted – according to a recent study led by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   For the review article “Data for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research,” published April 20 in… Read more »

M-health improves health outcomes, especially in developing countries, Thirumurthy says

May 24, 2012   An article in the May issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization suggests that use of text messaging and other mobile phone applications may be an increasingly effective and cost-efficient means of improving health outcomes, especially in developing countries. Dr. Thirumurthy Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, assistant professor of health policy… Read more »

Women’s Health Report Card shows complexities, opportunities

  May 22, 2012     Biostatistics professor Amy Herring (left) with master’s student Katie Garcia More North Carolina women are getting mammograms and colonoscopies, but fewer are receiving first-trimester prenatal care.   Those are some of the findings of the Center for Women’s Health Research’s (CWHR) 2012 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, which… Read more »

Harris accepts award at Kiev conference

May 22, 2012   Dean M. Harris (left) accepts award at the International Congress on Medical and Pharmaceutical Law, Bioethics and Social Policy Dean M. Harris, JD, clinical associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the Health and Law Bioethics Award at the International Congress on… Read more »

Public health students graduate as Buckley Service Scholars

May 21, 2012 Nineteen of the 290 Buckley Public Service Scholars who graduated on May 13 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were public health students at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.They are Alexander Christian (biostatistics); Mary Aaroe, Kelli Paice and Ann Suk (environmental sciences and engineering); Rachel Baum, Phylicia… Read more »