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Jeff Chapin, innovative designer, to deliver Pfizer Innovation Seminar at Water Institute conference

September 27, 2011 Share   The Water Institute at UNC has announced that Jeff Chapin, senior designer at IDEO, will deliver the 2011 Pfizer Innovation Seminar at the UNC conference on Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Chapin’s presentation is titled,… Read more »

HPM student wins recognition for public health text

September 27, 2011 Share   Anand Kurup Anand Kurup, a student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s executive doctoral program in health leadership, was first prize winner in the public health section of the 2011 British Medical Book Awards. The distance-learning executive program is administered through the School’s Department of Health Policy… Read more »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

Kotch to lead UNC’s collaboration with new Head Start National Center on Health

September 27, 2011 Share   Dr. Jonathan Kotch The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $3 million to the American Academy of Pediatrics to operate a new National Center that will provide professional development opportunities in health for Head Start programs across… Read more »

New study adds further guidance about when to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV

September 26, 2011 Share   One of the key decisions faced by people living with HIV — and by their health care providers — is when to start treatment. Some recent studies have found that starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) earlier is better. Now a new study led by researchers at the University of… Read more »

HBHE students inform public about danger of cell phone use while driving

September 26, 2011 Share   Graduate students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education developed and presented a public talk at the Chapel Hill, N.C.,Town Hall on Sept. 12, describing their research about the dangers of cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. Yael Filossof, doctoral… Read more »

Leaders from Chinese CDC visit UNC to explore possible collaborations

  September 23, 2011 Share   School leaders and the Shanghai delegation Six delegates from Shanghai, China, met with faculty leaders at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Sept. 19 to discuss possible research and educational collaborations, including student and faculty exchange programs and distance education opportunities. Members of the delegation, who work… Read more »

HPM student selected for Holzworth Scholarship

  September 23, 2011 Share   Gift Kamanga Gift Kamanga, MSc, health policy and management (HPM) student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the School’s 2011 Donald and Jennifer Holzworth Merit Scholarship. The award is given to a UNC public health student in recognition of his or her potential to help… Read more »

Wood honored by Southern Health Association

September 23, 2011 Share   Brittan Wood Brittan Williams Wood, MPH, received the Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award at the N.C. Public Health Association/Southern Health Association joint conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 22. Wood is accreditation administrator with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health (NCIPH). The annual award,… Read more »

Viera receives School of Medicine honor

  September 23, 2011 Share   Dr. Anthony Viera Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, has received the UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award. Viera is co-associate director of the Health Care and Prevention Master of Public Health concentration in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program… Read more »