Posts Categorized: School News

CDC Director Frieden: Public health training bridges the implementation gap

October 09, 2009 Dr. Tom Frieden Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addressed more than 400 students, faculty, staff and visitors at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Oct. 8, encouraging public health students to prepare for “real-world” public health by being well… Read more »

NC Institute for Public Health honored for state service

October 09, 2009 Dr. Ed Baker (center) holds the NCIPH award. The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), the service and outreach arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the N.C. Public Health Association’s Partners in Public Health Distinguished Group Award Thursday, Oct. 1, at the association’s 100th anniversary meeting… Read more »

Steckler and Eng recognized as Distinguished Fellows, SOPHE’s highest honor

October 09, 2009 Dr. Geni Eng Dr. Allan Steckler Allan B. Steckler, DrPH, and Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professors of health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the Society for Public Health Education’s Distinguished Fellow Award for significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and to the… Read more »

UNC study to examine if nutritional supplements protect HIV-positive mothers, infants in Africa

October 08, 2009 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $2.2 million grant to find out if simple nutritional supplements, fortified with micronutrients and essential fats, protect the health of HIV-positive women and their infants after weaning. Dr. Peggy Bentley Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate… Read more »

Prenatal exposure to BPA might explain aggressive behavior in some 2-year-old girls

October 06, 2009 Daughters of women exposed to a common chemical found in some plastics while they were pregnant are more likely to have unusually aggressive and hyperactive behaviors as 2-year-olds, according to a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Joe… Read more »

UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish Center of Excellence

October 02, 2009 Autism, depression, anxiety. Antipsychotic drug side effects. What are the genetic and environmental factors that underlie and contribute to these complex problems? And how do genes and environment interact to shape them? To seek answers, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health has named the University… Read more »

UNC awarded Cancer Genome Atlas Grant

September 30, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of twelve centers announced today by President Obama as part of an unprecedented large-scale, collaborative effort by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to systematically characterize the genomic changes that occur in cancer. The Cancer… Read more »

New online certificate offered in maternal and child health leadership

September 28, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health has announced an online certificate program available to working public health professionals. The Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Leadership is designed to provide practitioners with core knowledge, skills and competencies for promoting the health of women and… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

Devlin, alumna and former state health director, joins School as Gillings Visiting Professor

September 22, 2009 Dr. Leah Devlin Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, who until recently was North Carolina’s State Health Director, has been appointed as a Gillings Visiting Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The position is based in the Department of Health Policy and Management. In her new role, Devlin will… Read more »