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UNC-based AHEC program awarded $13.6 million to help doctors adopt electronic health records

  February 25, 2010 The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program (AHEC) has been awarded $13.6 million to help primary care health-care providers adopt electronic health records and other health information technology. Dr. Tom Bacon The project will be led by Tom Bacon, DrPH, AHEC program director and clinical professor of health policy and… Read more »

White House to stream bipartisan meeting on health reform

February 24, 2010 When: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, 10 a.m. ESTWhere: The Blair House in Washington, D.C. Watch:   JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV     Learn more: Read the invitation from Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Congressional Leaders, 2/12/10 See the President’s remarks on the meeting, 2/9/10… Read more »

Baric elected to American Academy for Microbiology

February 23, 2010 Dr. Ralph Baric Ralph Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the American Academy for Microbiology. He will be recognized at the Academy Fellows luncheon in San Diego on May 26, 2010.   The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership… Read more »

N.C. Institute for Public Health joins state H1N1 Campus Campaign

February 19, 2010 With H1N1 influenza still circulating and another dangerous wave of the disease still possible, students on college campuses are particularly at risk of infection because of the close contact they have in classes, dormitories and cafeterias.   However, state records show only 5 percent of people in the college age group (19-… Read more »

HPM team places in top five at UAB case competition

February 15, 2010 Ashley Winslow Sadaf Houssain Matt Hasbrouck Ashley Winslow, Sadaf Houssain and Matt Hasbrouck, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, were among the top five teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health care case competition on Feb. 11.   A total… Read more »

Rosenau recovering from sprinkler flood

February 15, 2010 Drying equipment lines the first floor of Rosenau Hall. Facilities workers are drying out offices in Rosenau Hall after a fire-suppression sprinkler malfunctioned in the building’s attic on Sunday, Feb. 14, dumping about 2,000 gallons of water into the building.   Offices most affected were those occupied by Maternal and Child Health… Read more »

Global fashion on the runway at School’s annual charity fundraiser

February 15, 2010 Undergraduate Jennifer Price and biostatistics professor Dr. Kant Bangdiwala pose prior to their walk down the runway. Students, faculty members and other friends of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health donned their fanciest global costumes on Feb. 11 to raise more than $1,500 for Doctors Without Borders’ Haiti earthquake relief… Read more »

Brewer and Smith lead initiative to eradicate cervical cancer; NC Governor applauds plan

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 »

Ford receives Village Pride Award for improving adolescent health

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 »

Global health defined as public health in ASPH commentary

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 »