Posts Categorized: School News

UNC study: HPV vaccine hurts less than expected

October 21, 2009 Injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be no more painful than other shots that prevent disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The finding follows anecdotal accounts and news stories that have emphasized the potential side effects of the… Read more »

NC Institute for Public Health celebrates 10 years of leadership, service to state

October 19, 2009 Presentations by some of North Carolina’s leading health education professionals kicked off an event on Friday, Oct. 9, marking the 10th anniversary of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health. The Institute was launched in 1999 as a service initiative to provide specialized training, consulting, research… Read more »

Richardson appointed to White House advisory board

October 16, 2009 Dr. David Richardson David B. Richardson, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was appointed by President Obama on Oct. 14 to the White House Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. Richardson said he looks forward to joining… Read more »

UNC preparedness center surveys attitudes about flu vaccine

October 15, 2009 Sue Naorungroj, epidemiology master’s student, prepares materials about H1N1 flu. The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Practice-Based Research Network to determine N.C. communities’ attitudes about influenza vaccination. The assessment was planned… Read more »

Health network receives funding from Golden LEAF Foundation

October 14, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health has received a $100,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation to support the administrative activities of the N.C. Telehealth Network (NCTN) project. NCTN hopes to establish a dedicated high-speed, highly reliable broadband network that will interconnect North Carolina’s… Read more »

UNC receives $1.47 million grant for lung transplant research

October 14, 2009 Thomas M. Egan, MD, MSc, professor of surgery in the UNC School of Medicine, has received a $1.47 million, two-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research on perfusion and ventilation of lungs outside the body before transplant. The research could lead to a significant increase in the… Read more »

Herring elected president of ENAR, prestigious biostatistics organization

October 13, 2009 Dr. Amy Herring Amy Herring, ScD, associate professor of biostatistics, has been elected president of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS), effective January 2010. IBS is the largest professional organization of biostatisticians and biometricians in the world, drawing its 5,800 members from more than 25 countries…. Read more »

UNC receives award for its reclaimed water system, rainwater reuse

October 09, 2009 UNC recently received a national award for the reclaimed water system that began serving the main campus in April and for its innovative reuse of rainwater in a second project. The WateReuse Association gave the University its 2009 Institution of the Year award at the association’s annual symposium on Sept. 14 in… Read more »

CDC Director Frieden: Public health training bridges the implementation gap

October 09, 2009 Dr. Tom Frieden Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addressed more than 400 students, faculty, staff and visitors at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Oct. 8, encouraging public health students to prepare for “real-world” public health by being well… Read more »

NC Institute for Public Health honored for state service

October 09, 2009 Dr. Ed Baker (center) holds the NCIPH award. The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), the service and outreach arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the N.C. Public Health Association’s Partners in Public Health Distinguished Group Award Thursday, Oct. 1, at the association’s 100th anniversary meeting… Read more »