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Halpern receives national award for leadership and teaching

  September 13, 2010 Dr. Carolyn Halpern Carolyn Halpern, PhD, associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and fellow at UNC’s Carolina Population Center, has received the 2010 Loretta P. Lacey Maternal and Child Health Academic Leadership Award from the national Association of Teachers of Maternal and… Read more »

Perry selected as recipient of School’s Staff Excellence Award

August 30, 2010 You have to figure that turnabout is fair play.   Chris Perry Chris Perry, assistant director of communications at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, spends most of her work day developing and maintaining the School’s website. She takes great pride in featuring students and members of the faculty and staff… Read more »

Reyes, HBHE alumna, honored for excellence in doctoral research

September 09, 2010 Dr. Luz Reyes Heathe Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhD, 2009 alumna in health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Greenberg Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research. The award carries a $2,500 prize. An abstract of Reyes’ dissertation paper, “Adolescent Alcohol Use and Dating Violence… Read more »

Perreira wins Hettleman Prize

September 02, 2010 Krista Perreira, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health adjunct professor of maternal and child health and UNC associate professor of public policy, is one of four faculty members who have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at the University of… Read more »

Mistrust, not sense of masculinity, may cause African-American men to avoid medical care

September 01, 2010 Whether they see themselves as “tough guys,” or just self-reliant, men are less likely than women to seek routine, preventive medical care, such as blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests, however, that African-American men delay getting health care more because… Read more »

AJPH article profiles refinement of HBHE’s Master of Public Health program

September 01, 2010 A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health, written by faculty members and alumni of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, profiles the School’s educators, students and programs as models for public health education.   Dr. Laura Linnan Dr. Allan Steckler Authors… Read more »

Hobbs receives local radio station’s Village Pride Award

August 26, 2010 Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and of nutrition and director of the doctoral program in health leadership at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received The Village Pride Award from Chapel Hill radio station WCHL 1360. The award, established… Read more »

Required training for faculty members aims to secure student records

August 24, 2010 Members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health teaching faculty are now required to take training to help maintain the privacy of their students’ educational records.   The ConnectCarolina training team, in conjunction with the Office of the University Registrar, has created an online training module on the Family Educational… Read more »

AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than in blood

August 23, 2010 Dr. Myron Cohen The virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make HIV-1 in semen different than what it is in the blood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor… Read more »

School mourns passing of Mary Bobbitt-Cooke

August 20, 2010 Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, MPH, retired director of the N.C. Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at her home in Hillsborough, N.C. Ms. Mary Bobbitt-Cooke A 1986 graduate of the UNC public health school’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Bobbitt-Cooke served the state through the… Read more »