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Sen awarded honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Calcutta

March 27, 2012     Dr. P.K. Sen accepts an honorary degree from his alma mater. Photo courtesy University of Calcutta. Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Calcutta on March… Read more »

UN hits water target, but 1.8 billion people still drinking unsafe water, study shows

March 23, 2012 Recent widespread news coverage heralded the success of the United Nations’ goal to greatly improve access to safe drinking water around the world. While major progress has been made, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that far greater challenges persist than headline statistics suggested. On… Read more »

Ramona DuBose leaves School for new adventure

March 23, 2012 Ramona DuBose left the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on March 23 to begin work in April at FHI-360. DuBose served the School well for seven years, and she will be missed. The search for a new director of communications has begun. A position announcement will be posted as soon… Read more »

UNC part of new US effort to tackle critical global water problems

March 22, 2012 Water experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are among the key members of a new initiative announced Thursday (March 22) by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that aims to solve water problems around the globe. The U.S. Water Partnership is a public-private group formed to share… Read more »

New endowed professorship supports initiatives to improve world water, sanitation

March 22, 2012 A Chapel Hill couple has given the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health the means to retain or recruit a professor who is a global leader in research and policies for improving the world’s access to clean water and sanitation. Jennifer and Don Holzworth The… Read more »

Hiding emotions may exacerbate depression among black men who confront racial discrimination

March 14, 2012 Enduring subtle, insidious acts of racial discrimination is enough to depress anyone, but African-American men who believe that they should respond to stress with stoicism and emotional control experience more depression symptoms, according to new findings from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The study, “Taking It Like a Man: Masculine… Read more »

Stevens chosen for ASN’s Centrum Center Award

March 14, 2012 Dr. June Stevens June Stevens, PhD, American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF) Distinguished Professor of nutrition and chair of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) to receive the 2012 Centrum Center Award.   The award… Read more »

UNC study identifies pockets of high cervical cancer rates in North Carolina

March 12, 2012 A study of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina has revealed areas where rates are unusually high. The findings indicate that education, screening, and vaccination programs in those places could be particularly useful, according to public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who authored the… Read more »

Tobacco companies, convenience stores form ‘deadly alliance’ to entice kids to smoke, report says

March 09, 2012 Tobacco companies have enlisted convenience stores as their most important partners in marketing tobacco products and fighting policies that reduce tobacco use, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations, including The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. The report says that the industry and… Read more »

Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

March 08, 2012 A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma. Tackling latent HIV in the immune system is critical to finding a cure for AIDS. The results were presented today at… Read more »