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Anglo-U.S. research partnership forged

October 12, 2012 The University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health will pioneer collaborative research in dementia, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, and disease progression and treatment. A collaboration to transform public health has been forged between the University of Cambridge and the University… Read more »

Devlin joins CDC Foundation board of directors

October 10, 2012 Dr. Leah Devlin Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation). Devlin is Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Myron Cohen to deliver December commencement address

October 09, 2012 Dr. Mike Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, an acclaimed physician and researcher who has spent the last three decades studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, will speak at December Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside at the Dec. 16 ceremony at 2… Read more »

Robert Millikan, cancer researcher, gentle colleague, dies Oct. 7

October 09, 2012     Dr. Millikan’s former students, colleagues and friends have begun a fund in his honor, to be housed within his home department, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.You may contribute to the fund in one of three ways: Talk personally with one of the School’s gift… Read more »

NIH environmental health research grant renewed for eighth time, continues legacy begun in 1971

October 05, 2012 The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has renewed one of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health research and training grants, recognizing the School’s ongoing innovation and leadership. UNC’s program, Biostatistics for Research in Environmental Health, supports 23 doctoral and five postdoctoral scholars in biostatistics, epidemiology and environmental sciences and… Read more »

Men’s tendency to eat meat driven by link to masculinity, study finds

  October 04, 2012 A new study published in the October issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, reveals a strong association between eating meat and masculinity across Western cultures. The findings suggest what men choose to consume – or not consume – may be shaped by metaphors and deeper beliefs about what certain foods… Read more »

LGBT health may be compromised by underreporting of tobacco use, study finds

October 02, 2012 Research by a health behavior doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health demonstrates that an influential 2011 report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health under-reported evidence of tobacco disparities for LGBT people compared to heterosexuals.   Joseph Lee According to a new report co-authored by Joseph G.L…. Read more »

Parents think allowing children to taste alcohol discourages later use, study finds

September 28, 2012 A new study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and RTI International finds a surprising number of parents believe that allowing children as young as 9 years old to take sips of alcohol at home may help curb their interest later. The study, published online in the Archives… Read more »

Characklis elected to AEESP board

September 28, 2012 Dr. Greg Characklis Gregory Characklis, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Center for Watershed Science and Management, has been elected to the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) board of directors for… Read more »

Maman awarded NIMH grant to expand HIV and partner violence prevention efforts in Tanzania

September 27, 2012   A new HIV prevention study led by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher has received more than $2.6 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.   Dr. Suzanne Maman The five-year study, led by Suzanne Maman, PhD,… Read more »