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Mayer-Davis and Van Horn appointed by President to national public health advisory group

January 28, 2011 Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. Sharon… Read more »

Catellier leads UNC efforts to identify risks for dementia, cognitive decline

January 28, 2011 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers are co-leading a national study to examine whether middle-aged people’s physical health influences their risk of dementia later in life.The study aims to determine what role vascular risk factors – including hypertension, diabetes and lifestyle – experienced in middle age may play in the… Read more »

Schenck to lead NC Institute for Public Health and Public Health Leadership Program

January 24, 2011 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna P. Schenck, PhD, MPH, will become director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) and associate dean for public health practice at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective March 1. Schenck also leads the School’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP). “Anna’s leadership provides… Read more »

Baker featured on ASPH’s Feb. 1 preparedness education webcast

January 18, 2011 Dr. Ed Baker Ed Baker Jr., MD, MPH, will be one of three speakers featured on a webcast hosted by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. Baker, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

Inaugural Gillings Student Organization Service Project Awards announced

January 14, 2011 Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and GlobeMed at UNC, two student organizations strongly affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the School’s first Gillings Student Organization Service Project Awards.   UNC’s Engineers Without Borders members have worked in Ciudad de Dios, Peru, since 2006. The awards provide funding support… Read more »

HPM hosts forum for international public health professionals and executive doctoral students

January 13, 2011 UNC executive doctoral students and Dr. Egil Marstein (right, foreground), of the Center for Health Management Studies at the BI Norwegian School of Management, listen to a presentation. Doctoral students and public health professionals from across the U.S. and around the world were on UNC’s campus Jan. 4-7 as part of a… Read more »

Wiesman, HPM doctoral student, authors review of H1N1 response in Washington State

January 13, 2011 John Wiesman, MPH, CPH John Wiesman, MPH, CPH, doctoral student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership and public health director in Clark County, Wash., is lead author of an article in the January issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice…. Read more »

Mayer-Davis receives funding for SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study

January 13, 2011 The nation’s largest study of childhood diabetes has been funded again for five years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, marking the beginning of the study’s 11th year of assessing the impact of diabetes on the health and well-being… Read more »

Survivors’ stories, statistics, highlight importance of cervical cancer elimination goal

January 13, 2011 Patricia Gregory of Cary, N.C., was only 24 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Now a mother of an 11-year-old daughter, she considers herself blessed to have a child, as cervical cancer can make women unable to bear children. Marie Miranda, diagnosed at age 28, underwent a total hysterectomy…. Read more »

UNC and Duke collaborate to improve screening for Barrett’s esophagus

January 12, 2011 A device developed by biomedical engineers at Duke University and successfully tested on patients during a clinical trial led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having Barrett’s esophagus.   The condition is caused by a… Read more »