Posts Categorized: School News

Third round of Gillings Innovation Labs focuses on assistant professors

October 29, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is calling for proposals for the third round of Gillings Innovation Lab awards. Assistant professors with primary appointments in the School are eligible to apply for the awards. Proposals are due January 14, 2010. Gillings Innovation Labs are competitively-selected projects that strive to achieve… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins second prize in NAHSE case competition

October 28, 2009 (L-R) Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar, second-year Master of Public Health students in The Department of Health Policy and Management, have won second place in the 14th annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held during the National Association of Health Services Executives’… Read more »

School well-represented at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2009 The American Public Health Association’s 137th annual meeting and exposition, to be held Nov. 7-11, in Philadelphia, will feature oral and poster presentations by a number of faculty, staff and students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. A list of reported presentations follows. Corrections and additions may be emailed… Read more »

Accurate count of physicians critical to health reform debate, Ricketts says

October 21, 2009 Dr. Thomas Ricketts “How many doctors do we have, and how many do we need?” These questions are critical in the debate over health care reform now before Congress, says UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Thomas Ricketts, PhD, MPH, in an editorial in the Oct. 21 issue of the… Read more »

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 »