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School mourns passing of Mary Rose Tully

January 20, 2010 Mary Rose Tully Mary Rose Weber Tully, MPH, alumna and adjunct associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, died Jan. 20 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. She was 63.   Tully was a co-founder and senior clinical associate of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute… Read more »

UNC offers new global health certificate for practitioners

January 14, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, with support from Fogarty International Center American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, is offering a new online Certificate in Global Health.   The course of study, which offers formal academic certification for students not seeking degrees, examines the complexities inherent… Read more »

UNC study: Wives of deployed soldiers suffer more depression, sleep disorders

January 13, 2010 Dr. Alyssa Mansfield Wives of soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and other mental health conditions than women whose husbands are not deployed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the… Read more »

Ban on smoking is historical in tobacco-growing North Carolina

January 12, 2010 If you light up after New Year’s Day in a North Carolina restaurant or bar, you could really get burned. Effective Jan. 2, fines of up to $50 will be charged to restaurant and bar patrons who refuse to extinguish their cigarettes.   Dr. Leah Devlin “The smoking ban is an important… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation expands UNC program to reverse childhood obesity

January 12, 2010 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded multi-year grants to 41 communities across the country as part of a landmark national program, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.   The 41 sites are funded through Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,… Read more »

Preparedness Center’s collaborative research on H1N1 published in MMWR

January 12, 2010 Dr. Jen Horney A report published in the Dec. 25, 2009 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report sheds light on North Carolinians’ intentions last fall to receive the influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. Led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, and other researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Center… Read more »

Pink awarded distinguished professorship in health policy and management

January 11, 2010 Dr. George Pink George Pink, PhD, has been appointed the Humana Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Established in 2001 through a $333,000 grant from the Humana Foundation, the professorship is awarded to faculty members in the school’s health policy and management… Read more »

Kaplan Lifetime Achievement Award honors School’s treasured faculty member

January 06, 2010 Dr. Berton Kaplan As a public health educator and researcher, Bert Kaplan, PhD, has enriched not only the studies, but also the lives of students and colleagues throughout the world. Now, his many contributions are remembered annually through an award established in his honor by Duke University’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and… Read more »

Carolina again America’s #1 best academic value among publics

January 04, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remains the number one overall best value in U.S. public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.   Carolina has ranked first on the magazine’s list of schools that “deliver strong academics at affordable prices” since 1998 when Kiplinger’s began its analysis. The… Read more »

Researchers study link between insulin use and cancer in people with diabetes

December 23, 2009 Type 2 diabetes and obesity are linked to an increased risk of certain cancers. Recently published studies suggested that insulin glargine, a synthetic insulin preparation marketed under the trade name Lantus, may be associated with a higher risk of certain cancers than other insulins or oral glucose-lowering medications. However, these studies were… Read more »