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Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Four UNC global health abstracts selected for presentation at APHA annual meeting

June 07, 2010 Four abstracts of work conducted by faculty members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been accepted for presentation at the 138th annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition, to be held Nov. 6-10 in Denver. Dr. Bruce Fried Dr. Peggy Bentley Gretchen Van Vliet Dr. Hollie… Read more »

Peterson instrumental in CDC’s recommendations for safe use of contraception in U.S.

June 04, 2010 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a set of recommendations for United States health care professionals to use when providing family planning counseling and services.   Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and… Read more »

UNC Nutrition students sweep awards at major national conference

Six students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition have won prestigious fellowships and prizes presented at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans April 18-22. The students, including Jessica Ellis, Scott Ickes, Nicole Schwerbrock (May 2009 graduate), Megan Slining, Ya Wen Teng and Natalie The, won half of… Read more »

White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity commends HPDP’s preschool nutrition program

  May 28, 2010 A program designed by researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) to reduce obesity in preschool children was recommended by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity last week.   The task force is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce childhood obesity…. Read more »

HOPE program expanded to include Lenoir County

  May 24, 2010 The Community-Campus Partnership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded a $20,000 grant to support public health and poverty alleviation programs in Lenoir County through its Health, Opportunity, Partnerships and Empowerment (HOPE) projects. The projects aim to improve health outcomes for low-income women by providing support and… Read more »

Nine global public health students receive awards for international work

May 21, 2010 The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $96,000 to 39 students conducting work around the world. Nine of them are working on degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   “We are proud to support the innovative work… Read more »

Gentry awarded Moldova’s “Honorary Rescuer” medal

May 19, 2010 Bill Gentry, director of the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management program and lecturer in the UNC Department of Health Policy and Management, was recognized by the government of Moldova on May 3 with its “Honorary Rescuer” medal. The award acknowledges Gentry’s history of emergency preparedness and response efforts in the country.  … Read more »

Media invited to cover launch of N.C. Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative May 18

May 17, 2010 Media representatives were invited to cover the launch of the “Cervical Cancer-Free N.C.” initiative. Gov. Bev Perdue and others spoke about the state’s efforts to eliminate cervical cancer. The initiative is a partnership between community members, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the… Read more »

UNC conference to focus on health care reform’s impact on minorities

May 12, 2010 Recently passed health care reform law and its potential impact upon minority health disparities will be the focus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 16th annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health. The event is scheduled Tuesday, June 8, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in… Read more »