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Wood honored by Southern Health Association

September 23, 2011 Share   Brittan Wood Brittan Williams Wood, MPH, received the Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award at the N.C. Public Health Association/Southern Health Association joint conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 22. Wood is accreditation administrator with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health (NCIPH). The annual award,… Read more »

Viera receives School of Medicine honor

  September 23, 2011 Share   Dr. Anthony Viera Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, has received the UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award. Viera is co-associate director of the Health Care and Prevention Master of Public Health concentration in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program… Read more »

Practice Pathways PHield Trip instructs, motivates first-year students

September 22, 2011 Share   When incoming master’s students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health stepped outside the classroom to visit a local health department during the first week of classes, they expected to learn about public health work at the county level. They expected to meet public health leaders and interact… Read more »

Statewide program helps mental health consumers quit tobacco, improve wellness

September 22, 2011 Share   Individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness are among the people most likely to smoke, with tobacco-related diseases a main cause of death for people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Yet, few services exist to help those wanting to quit smoking through the mental health system. Joseph… Read more »

Stearns chosen for Health and Aging Policy Fellowship

September 21, 2011 Share   Dr. Sally Stearns Sally Clark Stearns, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow. The fellowship program provides opportunities for professionals in health and aging to receive the experience and skills necessary to… Read more »

BSPH student awarded ASHA scholarship

September 20, 2011 Share   Camille McGirt Camille McGirt, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a scholarship from the American School Health Association (ASHA). She will be recognized at the association’s annual conference in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12. McGirt, a junior health policy… Read more »

HBHE student selected for Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program

September 20, 2011 Share   Elaine Lo, second-year Master of Public Health student in health behavior and health education (HBHE) at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for the Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program, sponsored by the American Evaluation Association. Lo is one of six awardees from a variety of disciplines… Read more »

Eng receives ASPH/Pfizer award for excellence

September 19, 2011 Share   Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2011 Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice. The award recognizes faculty members from accredited ASPH-member… Read more »

Irene helps UNC researchers hone forecasts

September 19, 2011 Share   Rick Luettich, ScD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was featured recently in a UNC research spotlight. We have reprinted the feature here. Hurricane forecasts soon may be more accurate than ever, thanks to UNC researchers. While tracking Hurricane Irene, the scientists… Read more »

Licensing programs reduce deaths among youngest drivers but could do more to help older teens

September 15, 2011 Share   Do graduated driver’s licensing programs save lives? The answer is a resounding “Yes” for younger teen drivers (16- to 17-year-olds), according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, they say that research is needed to improve these programs for older teen drivers (18- to 19-year-olds)…. Read more »