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North Carolina peace initiative to become model for National Guard Bureau

February 16, 2011 North Carolina’s Partnership for Peace Initiative, which includes the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, may become a model for the country’s National Guard Bureau (NGB), which hopes to establish similar programs in all 54 U.S. states and territories.   Bill Gentry, left, attended the Feb. 16 international… Read more »

Stevens receives Levine Award for public health service to North Carolina

February 15, 2011 Dr. Rachel Stevens accepts the Levine Legacy Award from N.C. State Health Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Engel. Rachel H. Stevens, EdD, RN, was presented with the Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award on Jan. 28 at the annual N.C. State Health Director’s Conference in Raleigh.   Named for former North Carolina State Health… Read more »

Studying at UNC Public Health: What’s love got to do with it?

  February 13, 2011 Apparently, a good bit.   Around Valentine’s Day, we delight in the stories we’ve heard about couples who met, fell in love and made a lifetime commitment while they were students at Gillings School of Global Public Health. To all our other areas of global expertise – in air, water, infectious… Read more »

Rusyn to chair Society of Toxicology’s publications board

February 11, 2011 Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named chair of the Society of Toxicology’s board of publications for a one-year term, effective May 1. “This is yet another affirmation of the extent to which Dr. Rusyn’s… Read more »

Paul wins UNC teaching award for distinguished post-baccalaureate instruction

  February 09, 2011 Dr. John E. Paul John E. Paul, PhD, clinical associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been recognized by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a distinguished teaching award for post-baccalaureate instruction.   The award, first given by the… Read more »

FDA restrictions on outdoor cigarette ads near schools may hurt business less than industry says

February 09, 2011 When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. An article in the March 2011 issue of the American Journal… Read more »

UNC’s 32nd annual Minority Health Conference addresses the promise of health equity

February 07, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Student Caucus will host its 32nd annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dr. Bonnie Duran The conference’s 13th annual William T. Small… Read more »

Biomarker test shows promise for melanoma diagnosis

February 01, 2011 A new study shows that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma. DNA methylation is the modification of a strand of DNA in a way that alters gene expression, the means by which coded information in a gene is… Read more »

UNC-led program helps doctors, health-care centers adopt electronic health records

February 01, 2011 More than 1,500 primary health-care providers around the state are adopting electronic health records and other technology with the help of the N.C. Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. Last year, the program, headquartered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, was awarded a $13.6 million grant… Read more »

Public health school authors describe international health initiatives in NC Medical Journal

January 31, 2011 Dr. Tom Ricketts The current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ) includes articles by a number of faculty and staff members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The issue, “International Health Initiatives in North Carolina,” highlights North Carolina-based activities to improve health around the world. Commentaries… Read more »