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Zelman and Kolsky receive UNC’s Greenberg and Barr Awards

April 05, 2011 William Zelman, PhD, and Peter J. Kolsky, PhD, have received UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for faculty members and alumni.   Zelman, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and Kolsky, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements… Read more »

Abstracts sought for international water and health conference

April 05, 2011 The Water Institute at UNC, part of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, is soliciting abstracts for poster and platform presentations for the upcoming conference, “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy,” to be held Oct. 3-7, 2011, in Chapel Hill, N.C.The deadline for submitting abstracts is… Read more »

Innovation lab seeks breakthroughs to ensure safe water

March 31, 2011 Warnings from municipalities around the world to “boil water before using” are not uncommon, especially as water distribution systems get older. The farther away from the water source one is, the greater the risk. In some countries, safe water is collected from community sources only to become unfit for drinking during transport… Read more »

Ammerman honored with Brooks Award for Public Service

March 31, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Alice Ammerman, DrPH, nutrition professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has received the 2011 Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Ammerman was honored for creating lasting and collaborative relationships that have resulted in… Read more »

Kids with asthma need more help with inhalers, UNC study says

March 29, 2011 Dr. Karin Yeatts Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly, according to a new study co-authored by Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   While children have more success with newer inhaler designs, at best only one… Read more »

Linnan selected for UNC’s Bryan Public Service Award

March 23, 2011 Dr. Laura Linnan Laura Linnan, ScD, associate professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a winner of the 2011 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award.   A graduate of Harvard University, Linnan has been on the faculty of the UNC… Read more »

UNC student wins prestigious Davis Projects for Peace award

March 22, 2011 Yu Zhou Yu Zhou, a UNC sophomore accepted into the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program next fall, has been named a winner in the 2011 Davis Projects for Peace initiative. Zhou, who will study biostatistics at the public health school, developed Young Scholars… Read more »

Repellent-treated clothing substantially reduces tick bites for outdoor workers, study finds

March 20, 2011 A pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health shows that a group of state water quality employees who wore clothing treated with a long-lasting insect repellent were bitten by ticks substantially less often than were their colleagues who used insect spray repellents… Read more »

New partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

March 16, 2011 The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.   This… Read more »

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 www.usnews.com The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »