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Rimer awarded American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor for benchmark cancer research

May 23, 2013   Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPH, dean of The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was presented with the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor on May 22 at the Society’s 100th Birthday Summit in Atlanta. Dr. Barbara Rimer, center, accepted the ACS Medal of Honor on May… Read more »

Rimer awarded American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor for benchmark cancer research

  May 23, 2013   Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPH, Dean of The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was presented with the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor on May 22 at the Society’s 100th Birthday Summit in Atlanta. Dr. Barbara Rimer, center, accepted the ACS Medal of Honor on… Read more »

Pink named outstanding researcher by National Rural Health Association

May 22, 2013 The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has honored George Pink, PhD, with its Outstanding Researcher Award, presented May 9 during the NRHA’s 36th annual Rural Health Conference in Louisville, Ky.   Dr. George Pink Pink, Humana Distinguished Professor of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Earp honored with symposium, ‘best party ever,’ for 40 years of research, leadership, service

  May 21, 2013   Dr. Jo Anne Earp (right) enjoys hearing stories told by a symposium speaker. On the left is current health behavior chair, Dr. Leslie Lytle. Jo Anne Earp, ScD, longtime former chair and professor of health behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a social connector, someone who brings… Read more »

Foster, former Gillings School faculty member, dies May 14

May 21, 2013 Dr. E.M. Foster Edward Michael Foster, PhD, professor of health care organization and policy at University of Alabama-Birmingham’s School of Public Health, died on May 14. From 2005 to 2011, Foster was professor of maternal and child health and of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

Monaco, Weinberger presented with School’s highest honors for teaching, mentoring

May 20, 2013 Drs. Morris Weinberger (left) and Jane Monaco Jane Monaco, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of biostatistics, and Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management, have received the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s highest awards for teaching and mentoring. The… Read more »

Innovation + Inspiration Award presented to Cianciolo

May 17, 2013 Sandra Cianciolo, MPH, was selected this spring as recipient of the 2013 Innovation + Inspiration for Staff Award, an accolade sponsored by the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research and Innovation Solutions office. Sandra Cianciolo, left, and Dr. Herbert Peterson, maternal and child health chair, greet colleagues at the award presentation…. Read more »

Study finds link between chemical air pollutants and cardiovascular diseases

May 15, 2013   A new study that utilizes a previous novel approach has revealed clues about certain chemical properties of air pollutants and their association with cardiovascular diseases.   Dr. Karin Yeatts The study applied quantitative ion character-activity relationships (QICAR) to estimate associations of human cardiovascular diseases with a set of metal properties commonly… Read more »

Yeatts leads study to analyze incidence and burden of COPD-related emergency department visits in NC

May 08, 2013 Image courtesy of National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 15 million adults may be living with a lower respiratory ailment called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and that millions more may be unaware they have it…. Read more »

Powell Hammond: Helping African-American men live longer, healthier lives

May 07, 2013   Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond When Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, was nine years old, she lost her grandfather to a preventable cancer. The impact of that loss on Powell Hammond and her family has shaped her academic life.   Now a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of health behavior at the Gillings… Read more »