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Characklis receives leadership and communications fellowship for environmental scientists

March 08, 2011 Dr. Greg Characklis Greg Characklis, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named one of 20 Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2011. Based at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, the Leopold Leadership Program annually selects 20… Read more »

Beil and Hammersmith, HPM alumnae, awarded for outstanding achievement in dental public health

March 08, 2011 Dr. Heather Beil Dr. Kim Hammersmith Heather Beil, PhD, and Kim Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, alumnae of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, have been selected to receive the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental… Read more »

Preventive dental services by physicians reduce tooth decay treatments in preschoolers

  March 03, 2011 A preventive dental program targeting preschoolers under age 4 administered by physicians instead of dentists effectively reduces the need for tooth decay-related treatment among young children, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.   Dr. Gary Rozier Dr. Sally Stearns Gary Rozier, DDS, and Sally C. Stearns, PhD,… Read more »

ESE undergraduate Mary Cooper elected UNC student body president

March 02, 2011 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s newly elected student body president is using her position as a platform to raise awareness of environmental issues and lead university efforts to make the campus more energy efficient.   Mary Cooper. Photo courtesy of The Daily Tar Heel. Mary Cooper, a junior majoring… Read more »

School’s HPM team places third in national health administration case competition

  February 28, 2011 (L-R) Emily Stallings, Andy Wilkinson, UAB presenter and Nathan Barbo pose during the case competition award ceremony. Nathan Barbo, Emily Stallings and Andy Wilkinson, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, won third prize at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health… Read more »

Margolis featured on website commemorating 50th anniversary of Kennedy presidency

February 23, 2011 Dr. David Margolis David Margolis, MD, MPH, is featured on a new website that explores the legacy of President John F. Kennedy through the core themes of public service, science and innovation, civil rights, domestic affairs, the arts, foreign policy and diplomacy and the environment. Margolis is professor of medicine in the… Read more »

Interventions to reduce African-American HIV risk should target factors outside health system

February 23, 2011 A new study concludes that physicians working to reduce the risk of HIV in rural, African-American communities should target factors that operate outside the health care system. Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond The study, “Understanding Social Capital and HIV Risk in Rural African-American Communities,” was co-authored by Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor… Read more »

Public health alumnae produce TV documentary on environmental heroes

February 22, 2011 Three recent public health alumnae were part of a television documentary team that profiled North Carolina environmental heroes. The documentary airs Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m. on North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV).   Emily Brostek, Anna Gieselman and Lauren Poor, all of whom received Master of Public Health degrees in health… Read more »

Martin honored by Women’s Leadership Council for mentoring students

February 22, 2011 Dr. Sandra Martin Sandra L. Martin, PhD, has been selected to receive the 2011 Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Award for student mentoring. Martin is professor of maternal and child health and associate dean for research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Martin said she was thrilled to be honored… Read more »

Payment, shipping bans stub out cigarette-selling websites

February 21, 2011 Bans on using credit cards to pay for cigarettes bought on Internet sites – combined with bans on commercial shippers delivering the products – appear to have effectively reduced the size and reach of the online cigarette sales industry, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.   Dr…. Read more »