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BSPH student receives research award at national health disparities conference

December 18, 2012 Madhu Vulimiri Madhu Vulimiri, a junior health policy and management major at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won a first-place award for her diabetes research at the sixth annual National Conference on Health Disparities, held in Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 28 –… Read more »

Grant will develop indicators of effectiveness for post-disaster recovery efforts

  December 14, 2012 A natural disaster devastates a community. In its wake, people return, aid comes in and rebuilding begins. But as lives, buildings and services are reconstructed, what benchmarks let everyone know that the recovery underway is effective?   Dr. Jen Horney That is the focus of a new study by Jennifer Horney… Read more »

School faculty members take lead in reporting America’s Health Rankings

December 14, 2012   Faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were instrumental advisers in the development and review of the recently released 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. First offered in 1990, the rankings analyze and report on the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.United… Read more »

Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

December 13, 2012   Dr. Kurt Ribisl Kurt Ribisl, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPC) at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.   Ribisl, professor in the Department of Health Behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also… Read more »

HPM doctoral student honored by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

December 13, 2012 Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, who plans to graduate later this month with a doctoral degree in health policy and management from Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) to receive the organization’s Young Investigator Award.   Kavalieratos’s dissertation research… Read more »

Grant aims to address maternal and child health inequities among women in Philadelphia

  December 11, 2012   It’s the grim, unfortunate reality: African-American women in the U.S. are much more likely to give birth prematurely or lose a baby within his or her first year of life, compared to white women. The infant mortality rate – often a proxy for general health and access to care –… Read more »

ESE’s Cory receives Dreyfus award to advance environmental chemistry research

December 11, 2012 Rose Cory, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of nine researchers in the U.S. to receive the 2012 Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry award.   In July, Dr. Rose Cory collected water samples from the Sagavanirktok… Read more »

Faculty members included on Best Doctors in America list

December 10, 2012   Fifteen physicians affiliated with Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are listed in the latest compilation of The Best Doctors in America® database.   Dr. Myron Cohen Dr. Alison Stuebe Dr. John Thorp Dr. Anthony Viera They include epidemiology professor Myron Cohen,… Read more »

Health behavior student helps produce documentary on NC state park

December 07, 2012 A three-part documentary series on North Carolina state parks, produced by journalism and public health students at UNC, aired Dec. 3-5 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.   Dane Emmerling, health behavior master’s student at Gillings School of Global Public Health, served as associate producer for one of the programs, which focused on… Read more »

CDC study: Diabetes cases expected to rise in American youth

December 06, 2012   Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis The number of American youths with Type 2 diabetes could increase by almost 50 percent by the middle of this century, according to a study published in the December issue of Diabetes Care. The study includes research by Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, nutrition professor at the Gillings School of… Read more »