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February 15, 2010 Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease.The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at preventing the disease through vaccination against human papillomavirus… Read more »

February 14, 2010 Dr. Carol Ford Carol A. Ford, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and maternal and child health in the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received community radio station WCHL’s Village Pride Award for Hometown Heroes. The award, recognizing Ford’s efforts to improve the health of… Read more »

February 12, 2010 Dr. Peggy Bentley (WASHINGTON) — Global health and public health are indistinguishable, according to a commentary published by a working group of the Association of Schools of Public Health’s Global Health Committee in the Feb. 13 issue of The Lancet. Peggy Bentley, PhD, associate dean for global health at the UNC Gillings… Read more »

February 10, 2010 The Minority Student Caucus at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will host the 31st annual Minority Health Conference, “Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World,” on Friday, Feb. 26, at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill…. Read more »

February 08, 2010 Bradley King Bradley King, a Master of Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Michiko Kuno Award for Excellence in Student Research. The award, presented Jan. 27 as part of the UNC School of Medicine’s John B. Graham Medical Student Research Day, recognized King’s research… Read more »

February 08, 2010 The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now taking applications for its exciting new program, the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program (SPHF). Designed to increase the likelihood that more disadvantaged and minority students with academic potential pursue careers in public health,… Read more »

February 05, 2010 Dr. Jessie Satia With great sadness, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the death Feb. 4, 2010, of Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology and special assistant to the School’s dean for diversity. Dr. Satia, 39, died at her home in Chapel Hill after a long… Read more »

February 04, 2010 Dr. Alice Ammerman University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health nutrition professor Alice Ammerman, DrPH, has joined a new state council focused on improving policies and access to local, sustainable food in North Carolina.   The North Carolina Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council held its first meeting Tuesday, Feb…. Read more »

February 03, 2010 Janet Place Janet Place, director of the Southeast Public Health Training Center, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, has received an award for Best Leadership Project at the Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute (SEPHLI) meeting, held recently in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her project was… Read more »

January 26, 2010 Dustin Long Dustin Long, doctoral candidate in biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Assistant. The award, given annually to five UNC graduate assistants, carries a $5,000 stipend.   Long was among 21 students and faculty… Read more »