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Postdoctoral student receives grant for patient-reported outcomes research

September 25, 2012 Ashley Leak, PhD, RN, Cancer Care Quality Training postdoctoral fellow in health policy and management, was awarded $25,000 by the not-for-profit organization Health Assessment Laboratory (HAL) to support her work on patient-reported outcomes research.   Dr. Ashley Leak Leak, who is also adjunct assistant professor in the UNC School of Nursing, works… Read more »

Barbara Tyroler lends artwork to School for atrium display

September 21, 2012 Have you passed through the School’s Armfield Atrium recently and felt that someone was watching you from above? If so, you’re not paranoid – someone’s really watching. The mysterious eyes peering from their second-floor vantage point belong to a child in Beijing, photographed by artist Barbara Tyroler.   The artwork is included… Read more »

UNC and P&G deliver 5 billionth liter of drinking water in Malawi

September 21, 2012 On Sept. 18, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that their collaboration has delivered a total of five billion liters of clean drinking water to those in need. Dr. Greg Allgood (left) and Mr. Innocent Mofolo (center, back) deliver the celebratory cup of clean… Read more »

UNC institutes sponsor free screening of water crisis film

September 20, 2012 The Water Institute, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will co-host a free screening of Last Call at the Oasis on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.   Other UNC sponsors are the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI),… Read more »

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation honors maternal and child health project leader

  September 20, 2012   Jacqueline (Jackie) Quirk, RN, BSN, CCHC, project coordinator for the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, has received a lifetime achievement award from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. The resource center, based in Raleigh, is a project of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department… Read more »

ASTHO honors Devlin for leadership and contributions to public health

September 18, 2012 Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2012 Alumni Award on Sept. 13 at the association’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.   Dr. Leah Devlin (center)… Read more »

Biostatisticians’ idea has real-world applications

September 17, 2012 Dr. Lloyd Edwards Lloyd Edwards, PhD, planted an idea with his R2Beta statistic, and a group of landscape geneticists helped it grow. The results have been harvested and published in the August 2012 issue of the journal Molecular Ecology. The R2Beta statistic helps researchers assess how important any given predictors are in… Read more »

Davis takes on leadership of CSCC

September 17, 2012 Dr. Sonia Davis Sonia Davis, DrPH, has been appointed director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC), part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Biostatistics. A UNC biostatistics alumna, Davis is now Professor of the Practice in the department.   “We wanted [as CSCC director] a biostatistician… Read more »

NCI-funded study aims to decrease care inequities for African-Americans with cancer

September 17, 2012 A five-year national study now underway in Greensboro, N.C., and Pittsburgh attempts to determine whether technology and other tools can ensure that African-Americans being treated for breast and lung cancer receive the same level of care as their white counterparts.Earlier work by this research team has shown that more white Americans than… Read more »

Pink, Holmes awarded federal grants to conduct research on rural health

  September 12, 2012   The U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has awarded two multi-year grants, totaling $4 million, to two faculty members who will conduct research and data analysis to inform federal policy about rural health. Dr. Mark Holmes Dr. George Pink Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor, and George Pink, PhD, Humana… Read more »