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HPM student offers efficient, humane care to Medicare patients with chronic illness

May 01, 2013   Dr. Ken Coburn. Photo by Amanda Voisard, for The Washington Post The innovative health care provided by Ken Coburn, MD, MPH, caught the attention of The Washington Post recently.   Coburn, a student in the executive doctoral program in health leadership offered by the Gillings School of Global Health’s Department of… Read more »

Gillings students reach out and teach at UNC’s third annual Science Expo

April 26, 2013   About 10,000 people from across North Carolina attended the 2013 Science Expo, held April 13 on the campus of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The annual event is part of the N.C. Science Festival, a multi-day celebration hosted by UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, which showcases the… Read more »

Kohlmeier honored with award for excellence in medical education

  April 25, 2013 Dr. Kohlmeier Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, research professor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, N.C., has received the 2013 Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education from the American Society for Nutrition. “This award is presented in… Read more »

Gourlay wins clinical research achievement award

  April 23, 2013 Dr. Margaret Gourlay For leading a study that was the first to define appropriate bone density screening intervals for older women, Margaret Gourlay, MD, MPH, has been honored with a Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum.   Gourlay is assistant professor in the Department of Family… Read more »

UNC team takes first prize at global health case competition

April 19, 2013 An interdisciplinary team of graduate students, some of whom attend Gillings School of Global Public Health, won first prize at the Triangle Global Health Case Competition, held April 13.   Gillings students PhuongGiang Nguyen (health policy and management) and Mariamu Mases-Amadi and Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan (maternal and child health) were members of the… Read more »

‘Obesity genes’ identified among people with African ancestry

April 15, 2013   The largest genetic search for “obesity genes” in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. The study, “A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with mass index in individuals of African ancestry,” was published online… Read more »

‘Obesity genes’ identified among people with African ancestry

  April 15, 2013   The largest genetic search for “obesity genes” in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. The study, “A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with mass index in individuals of African ancestry,” was published… Read more »

Thirteen public health students receive Graduate School’s Impact Award

April 11, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.   The awards won by Gillings students – 13 of them – were for… Read more »

Record number of public health students receives Graduate School’s Impact Award

April 11, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.   The awards won by Gillings students – 13 of them – were for… Read more »

Mayer-Davis named interim chair of nutrition

April 09, 2013 Dr. Mayer-Davis Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named interim chair of the nutrition department, effective June 1. The nutrition department is jointly housed in the Gillings School and in UNC’s School of Medicine. Mayer-Davis will succeed June Stevens, PhD, American Institute for… Read more »