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PK Sen honored as featured speaker at Pfizer Colloquium

  Dr. PK Sen Pranab Kumar Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be the featured speaker at the 23rd Pfizer Colloquium Series at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. The two-day event begins Thursday, Nov. 1. The Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians… Read more »

ESE student’s practicum project aims to improve human health assessment

October 31, 2012 How do plasticizers, such as diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), cause cancer?   Mary Kushman, MD, a Master of Public Health candidate in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, asked the question in her role as a fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Human Health Risk… Read more »

Herring presented with APHA’s distinguished Spiegelman Award

October 31, 2012 Dr. Amy Herring Amy Herring, ScD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the prestigious Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) statistics section. Herring was recognized Oct. 30 at APHA’s 140th annual meeting and exposition in San Francisco. The award is named… Read more »

Water Institute receives Wells Fargo grant to document vulnerability of water, sanitation systems

October 30, 2012 The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo & Company on Oct. 30, during the Institute’s annual Water and Health Conference. Wells Fargo also is the conference’s Platinum Sponsor.The funding enables The Water Institute to develop a state-by-state ranking system to… Read more »

Pioneering Water and Health Conference draws international attention, participation

October 29, 2012 The 2012 Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation kicks off this week to explore critical global issues in water and health and present the latest water-related research, education and outreach efforts.   Conference organizers expect 500 of the world’s leading water experts to gather in Chapel Hill, N.C., today through… Read more »

School co-hosts workshop on public health informatics

October 29, 2012 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently sponsored its first interactive training and networking session on public health informatics. The Sept. 26 workshop, held in collaboration with the UNC School of Information and Library Science, drew more than 120 attendees – more than double the number expected.   Bill Gentry… Read more »

AJPM supplement features Active Living by Design grant program

  October 28, 2012 The Active Living by Design grant program, funded from 2003 to 2009 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is featured in the November supplement of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Vol. 43, Issue 5, Supplement 4).Developed in partnership with Transtria LLC, a public health research and consulting company, the journal… Read more »

Using calcium supplements won’t improve bones, study finds

October 26, 2012 Boosting calcium intake, especially from supplements, won’t improve bone mass, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (PDF). Dr. John Anderson John J.B. Anderson, PhD, nutrition professor emeritus at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the study, which assessed benefits of… Read more »

Rhodes selected for School’s staff excellence award

  October 26, 2012 Sherry Rhodes, director of student services at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is recipient of the School’s 2012 Staff Excellence Award. Rhodes accepted a plaque and monetary award at a ceremony on Oct. 23 in the School’s Armfield Atrium.   Sherry Rhodes The annual award recognizes an employee whose… Read more »

Rhodes selected for School’s staff excellence award

  October 26, 2012 Sherry Rhodes, director of student services at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is recipient of the School’s 2012 Staff Excellence Award. Rhodes accepted a plaque and monetary award at a ceremony on Oct. 23 in the School’s Armfield Atrium.   Sherry Rhodes The annual award recognizes an employee whose… Read more »