School News

New directory helps connect low-income women to cervical cancer services in North Carolina

February 01, 2012 Share   A new online resource is available to help connect women and adolescents to life-saving cervical cancer-related services. The N.C. Cervical Cancer Resource Directory includes county-specific information on where uninsured or underinsured women can go to find screening (Pap test) services. The site also has information on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination,… Read more »

School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student’s presentation. Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February. The decision to hold the series… Read more »

Singer honored for leadership and service in Chapel Hill-Durham community

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Phil Singer (right) and Ellen Singer Philip Singer, PhD, and his wife, Ellen Singer, have been honored by the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill for their leadership and service to the community. The couple will accept the Sara and Mutt Evans Leadership Award on Feb. 4 at the federation’s… Read more »

Callahan and Harris co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic illness

February 01, 2012 Share   Two members of the UNC public health faculty are co-authors of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released this week that calls for immediate action to reduce the nation’s burden from all forms of chronic illness. Dr. Russell Harris Dr. Leigh Callahan Leigh Callahan, PhD, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology… Read more »

BIOS article wins ‘Best Paper in Biometrics’ award

February 01, 2012 Share   Yingqi Zhao An article by lead author and biostatistics doctoral student Yingqi Zhao has won the “Best Paper in Biometrics” award, presented by the International Biometric Society (IBS), which publishes the journal Biometrics. A committee of current and former co-editors of the journal selected Zhao’s “Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Local… Read more »

Rusyn appointed to national Committee on Toxicology

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed to the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Toxicology. The committee, part of NRC’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, oversees toxicology… Read more »

Four master’s students selected for Presidential Management Fellowship

February 01, 2012 Share   Kea Turner Laura Tison Sara Crocoll Four current or recently graduated master’s students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected as 2012 Presidential Management Fellows by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They are Sara Crocoll (alumna) and Laura Tison, in the Public Health Leadership Program;… Read more »

Social Entrepreneur Fellow develops educational program for young girls in Uganda

January 24, 2012 Share   The Carolina Center for Public Service website features health policy and management undergraduate Jen Serdetchnaia. Her story is reprinted here with permission. UNC undergraduate Jen Serdetchnaia, left, and Immaculate Okurut, a senior financal officer for the Mircofinance Support Centre, co-founded Empower U to educate and empower women in Uguanda. Studying… Read more »

‘Water’ designated as two-year theme for UNC campus; public health school well-positioned to engage

January 24, 2012 Share   By adopting “water” as a campus-wide theme for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years, the UNC Faculty Council has given the university a unique opportunity to enhance interdisciplinary research and practice at the University of North Carolina and globally around real-world issues related to water and sanitation. Dr. Jamie Bartram… Read more »

Call for abstracts: 2012 Water and Health Conference

January 24, 2012 Share   The 2012 Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation is now accepting abstracts for academic presentations at the event, to be held Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The conference is co-hosted by The Water Institute at UNC, based in UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »