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Culturally sensitive research in United Arab Emirates pinpoints indoor air quality risks

May 08, 2012 The rapid shift from nomadic life to modern-day culture in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has exposed the population to significant indoor air quality risks that can lead to respiratory illness, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. With… Read more »

Undergraduates travel to London this month to learn about health systems

May 08, 2012 Sixteen UNC undergraduates will take part in a week-long study-abroad program in London May 13-18. Sponsored by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, the students will explore the organization, financing, challenges and future directions of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).   The students,… Read more »

Health policy student wins second prize in national student essay contest

May 08, 2012 Shannon Murphy Shannon Murphy, junior health policy and management major in the Bachelor of Science Public Health program at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, won second place recently in KaiserEDU.org’s 2012 Student Essay Contest.   The 150 undergraduate contest entrants were asked to identify an element of the Affordable Care… Read more »

Online retailers, shipping companies give minors access to alcohol, study finds

May 08, 2012 Minors easily can purchase alcohol online as a result of poor age verification by Internet alcohol vendors and shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS, according to new research from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Kurt Ribisl Dr. Rebecca Williams Kurt Ribisl, PhD, professor of health behavior… Read more »

School’s students engage local children in UNC’s Science Expo

  May 03, 2012 Students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health participated in UNC’s Science Expo last month and helped educate local youth about eating healthfully and making wise choices based on sugar content in food. The Science Expo, part of a statewide program with more than 500 events in North Carolina, emphasizes… Read more »

Bartram named first Holzworth Distinguished Professor

May 03, 2012 When Don and Jennifer Holzworth established a distinguished professorship in March, they simultaneously supported two ventures that excited them – the work of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC’s two-year campus-wide theme, water. Dr. Jamie Bartram On April 26, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of… Read more »

Ibrahim receives dual ASA appointments

May 03, 2012 Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim Joseph G. Ibrahim, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, was appointed recently as coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA) and editor of JASA‘s section on Applications and Case Studies. As coordinating editor, Ibrahim will work with the editors of the journal’s other two… Read more »

UNC Nutrition Research Institute study identifies gene associated with male infertility

May 01, 2012 Fifteen of every 100 couples in the world who want to have children find it difficult or impossible to conceive. In about half those couples, the male partner is infertile. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis have found a possible genetic cause… Read more »

Ward receives 2012 Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research

April 27, 2012 Dr. June Stevens, chair of the nutrition department, with Dr. Dianne Ward Dianne S. Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, received this year’s Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s spring faculty… Read more »

One in 5 North Carolinians lacks health insurance

April 27, 2012 One in five people in North Carolina under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2010 — an increase from previous estimates completed five years earlier — according to a new study from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). The analysis, which compared 2004-2005 data with 2009-2010 data, showed that 291,000 non-elderly… Read more »