Posts Categorized: School News

Environmental justice advocate takes public health concerns to White House briefing

November 25, 2009 Minister Robert Campbell Minister Robert Campbell, longtime Chapel Hill, N.C., activist for social and environmental justice, visited the White House on Friday, Nov. 20, to speak about public health issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community in Chapel Hill, N.C. He met with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and… Read more »

Rozier leads CDC work group recommending school-based dental sealant programs

  November 24, 2009 Dr. Gary Rozier School-based sealant programs are an effective public health approach to preventing caries, according to a November cover story in The Journal of the American Dental Association. The article is based on recommendations developed by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work group led by Gary Rozier, DDS,… Read more »

UNC study pinpoints causes of ‘runner’s knee’

November 23, 2009 From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury suffered by millions of people – although until now, it has been unclear just what causes it. Dr. Stephen Marshall New research by Stephen W. Marshall, PhD, and colleagues from the University of… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson leads Gerontological Society

November 20, 2009 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and interim co-director of UNC’s Institute on Aging, was inducted Nov. 22 as the new president of the Gerontological Society of America at GSA’s 62nd annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Founded… Read more »

Nutrition’s Campbell awarded NIH Challenge Grant to bring HOPE to eastern North Carolina

November 19, 2009 Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $954,000 National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant to provide support to low-income women in rural eastern North Carolina to lose weight, become financially literate, and move out of poverty…. Read more »

UNC and Germany’s University of Ulm collaborate on distance-learning program

November 17, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced its collaboration with the University of Ulm, in Ulm, Germany, for the October 2010 launch of a distance-education master’s degree program called “@dvanced Oncology.” The curriculum of the two-year program, which includes clinical research and management,… Read more »

Gillings Gift funds new dissertation award and scholarships for incoming students

November 06, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced two new programs to support students at the School, both funded through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Dissertation awards Up to two dissertation awards will be granted to current doctoral candidates at the School whose… Read more »

Adimora selected as one of top 100 African-American leaders by The Root magazine

November 05, 2009 Dr. Ada Adimora Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and clinical professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by The Root magazine as one of the top 100 African-American leaders. The Root, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.,… Read more »

Troester wins grant to study breast cancer tumor biology

November 03, 2009 Dr. Melissa Troester Melissa Troester, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Avon Foundation. Troester, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead a study titled “Characterizing… Read more »

Third round of Gillings Innovation Labs focuses on assistant professors

October 29, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is calling for proposals for the third round of Gillings Innovation Lab awards. Assistant professors with primary appointments in the School are eligible to apply for the awards. Proposals are due January 14, 2010. Gillings Innovation Labs are competitively-selected projects that strive to achieve… Read more »