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Gray selected to present AGU’s 2010 Langbein Lecture

December 10, 2010 Dr. Bill Gray William G. Gray, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, will present the 2010 Langbein Lecture at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec. 14.   The Walter B. Langbein Lectureship… Read more »

BIOS student selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in Singapore

December 09, 2010 Keith Funkhouser William K. “Keith” Funkhouser III, a double major in biology and biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as one of eight UNC undergraduates who will study in Asia next spring as Phillips Ambassadors.   Funkhouser, a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science… Read more »

Student-produced video on solar energy broadcast on UNC-TV

  December 09, 2010 Trent Johnson, health behavior and health education master’s student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is associate producer of “Going Solar,” a video report on the state of solar energy in North Carolina. The report was broadcast Monday, Dec. 6, on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.”   Master’s student Trent… Read more »

North Carolina’s “Maintain, Don’t Gain!” Holiday Challenge is underway!

December 09, 2010 The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health has worked with the state of North Carolina to develop and disseminate the “Eat Smart, Move More, North Carolina” program and the program’s fifth annual free “Maintain, Don’t Gain!” Holiday Challenge. To date, more than 4,200 participants have signed on to… Read more »

School leads development of America’s Health Rankings

December 09, 2010 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH, director of the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the scientific advisory committee for United Healthcare Foundation’s rankings of health by state. The 2010 findings were released this week. The state rankings, used by… Read more »

UNC breastfeeding institute director named Women’s Center Faculty Scholar

December 08, 2010 Dr. Miriam Labbok Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor of the Practice of maternal and child health and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), has been selected as the Carolina Women’s Center Faculty Scholar for the Fall 2011 semester.   The… Read more »

Barboriak, Gerringer complete leadership program

December 06, 2010 Dr. Kathy Barboriak Cheryl Gerringer Kathy Barboriak, PhD, and Cheryl Gerringer are among 18 graduates of UNC’s University Leadership Education and Development (U-LEAD) program, a nine-week course of study offered by UNC Human Resources’ Training and Talent Development unit.   Barboriak, assistant dean for information technology at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

PHLP faculty member contributes to landmark public health quality report

  December 03, 2010 Dr. Cheryll Lesneski The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released its report, “Priority Areas for Improvement of Quality in Public Health,” at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver last month. Cheryll Lesneski, DrPH, clinical professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the… Read more »

Peers for Progress receives $5 million to provide peer counseling for Hispanics with diabetes

December 02, 2010 Dr. Ed Fisher The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF) Peers for Progress program, led by University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Edwin Fisher, PhD, has received a $5 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). The grant will fund a three-year demonstration project to… Read more »

UNC-ChildFund Commissioned Innovation Lab to improve lives of vulnerable infants

December 02, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has forged a partnership with ChildFund International, a 72-year-old charity based in Virginia, to improve the lives and health of vulnerable, excluded and deprived children from birth to age two.The Commissioned Innovation Lab will develop and test an evidence-based program in two countries that can… Read more »