School News

NCIPH’s Place receives leadership award

February 03, 2010 Janet Place Janet Place, director of the Southeast Public Health Training Center, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, has received an award for Best Leadership Project at the Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute (SEPHLI) meeting, held recently in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her project was… Read more »

Doctoral candidate Long among those honored with UNC teaching awards

January 26, 2010 Dustin Long Dustin Long, doctoral candidate in biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Assistant. The award, given annually to five UNC graduate assistants, carries a $5,000 stipend.   Long was among 21 students and faculty… Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

IntraHealth International and UNC’s public health school offer joint fellowship opportunity

January 22, 2010 IntraHealth International and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are offering the Summer Fellows Program for current public health master’s and doctoral students. The program is administered jointly by IntraHealth and the School’s Office of Global Health. This program provides master’s and doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Neighborhood environment plays role in walking behaviors for middle-aged and older adults

January 20, 2010 Having an interesting and useful place to walk to may increase the amount of exercise taken by middle-aged and older adults, a recent study finds.   Dr. Kelly Evenson Kelly R. Evenson, PhD, research associate professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, collaborated on a study that… Read more »

School mourns passing of Mary Rose Tully

January 20, 2010 Mary Rose Tully Mary Rose Weber Tully, MPH, alumna and adjunct associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, died Jan. 20 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. She was 63.   Tully was a co-founder and senior clinical associate of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute… Read more »

UNC offers new global health certificate for practitioners

January 14, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, with support from Fogarty International Center American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, is offering a new online Certificate in Global Health.   The course of study, which offers formal academic certification for students not seeking degrees, examines the complexities inherent… Read more »

UNC study: Wives of deployed soldiers suffer more depression, sleep disorders

January 13, 2010 Dr. Alyssa Mansfield Wives of soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and other mental health conditions than women whose husbands are not deployed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the… Read more »

Ban on smoking is historical in tobacco-growing North Carolina

January 12, 2010 If you light up after New Year’s Day in a North Carolina restaurant or bar, you could really get burned. Effective Jan. 2, fines of up to $50 will be charged to restaurant and bar patrons who refuse to extinguish their cigarettes.   Dr. Leah Devlin “The smoking ban is an important… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation expands UNC program to reverse childhood obesity

January 12, 2010 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded multi-year grants to 41 communities across the country as part of a landmark national program, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.   The 41 sites are funded through Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,… Read more »