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Paerl to lead drinking water project in China

  September 27, 2012 Dr. Hans Paerl Hans Paerl, PhD, has been awarded two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, totaling $2.5 million, to lead an international team of researchers working to resolve the ecosystem balance in Lake Taihu, located in the southern part of China’s Yangtze River delta. The scientists’ work could help safeguard America’s… Read more »

Caregiver input helps asthmatic children stick to their medicine regimens

September 27, 2012 Asthmatic children do a better job of taking their medications if their caregivers are included in decision-making, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Karin Yeatts Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is… Read more »

Bartram to speak at University Day Oct. 12

September 26, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community will celebrate its history as the nation’s first public university on University Day, Friday, Oct. 12, Carolina’s 219th birthday.   Dr. Jamie Bartram Jamie Bartram, PhD, director of the Water Institute at UNC, will give the keynote speech for the convocation, which begins… Read more »

Postdoctoral student receives grant for patient-reported outcomes research

September 25, 2012 Ashley Leak, PhD, RN, Cancer Care Quality Training postdoctoral fellow in health policy and management, was awarded $25,000 by the not-for-profit organization Health Assessment Laboratory (HAL) to support her work on patient-reported outcomes research.   Dr. Ashley Leak Leak, who is also adjunct assistant professor in the UNC School of Nursing, works… Read more »

Barbara Tyroler lends artwork to School for atrium display

September 21, 2012 Have you passed through the School’s Armfield Atrium recently and felt that someone was watching you from above? If so, you’re not paranoid – someone’s really watching. The mysterious eyes peering from their second-floor vantage point belong to a child in Beijing, photographed by artist Barbara Tyroler.   The artwork is included… Read more »

UNC and P&G deliver 5 billionth liter of drinking water in Malawi

September 21, 2012 On Sept. 18, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that their collaboration has delivered a total of five billion liters of clean drinking water to those in need. Dr. Greg Allgood (left) and Mr. Innocent Mofolo (center, back) deliver the celebratory cup of clean… Read more »

UNC institutes sponsor free screening of water crisis film

September 20, 2012 The Water Institute, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will co-host a free screening of Last Call at the Oasis on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.   Other UNC sponsors are the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI),… Read more »

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation honors maternal and child health project leader

  September 20, 2012   Jacqueline (Jackie) Quirk, RN, BSN, CCHC, project coordinator for the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, has received a lifetime achievement award from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. The resource center, based in Raleigh, is a project of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department… Read more »

ASTHO honors Devlin for leadership and contributions to public health

September 18, 2012 Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2012 Alumni Award on Sept. 13 at the association’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.   Dr. Leah Devlin (center)… Read more »

Biostatisticians’ idea has real-world applications

September 17, 2012 Dr. Lloyd Edwards Lloyd Edwards, PhD, planted an idea with his R2Beta statistic, and a group of landscape geneticists helped it grow. The results have been harvested and published in the August 2012 issue of the journal Molecular Ecology. The R2Beta statistic helps researchers assess how important any given predictors are in… Read more »