School News

New study provides unprecedented baseline for evaluating food industry pledge to reduce calories

  January 17, 2013   A new study, titled “Food Companies’ Calorie-Reduction Pledges to Improve U.S. Diet” and released Jan. 17 in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, provides an unprecedented analytic framework and plan for assessing future changes in the U.S. consumer goods food stream and measuring whether 16 food manufacturers, all members of… Read more »

Cooper chosen as School’s new coordinator for diversity programs and recruitment

January 11, 2013   Trinnette Cooper Trinnette Cooper, MPH, CHES, has been hired as coordinator for diversity programs and recruitment in the Gillings School of Global Public Health Office of Student Affairs.   Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Johnson C. Smith University and a Master of Public Health, with a concentration in… Read more »

Greene reappointed to State Health Coordinating Council

January 11, 2013 Dr. Sandra Greene Sandra B. Greene, DrPH, Professor of the Practice in health policy and management at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been reappointed by former N.C. governor Bev Perdue for a two-year term on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council in Raleigh.   Greene was first appointed to… Read more »

Alumnus McLeroy named distinguished professor at Texas university

January 09, 2013 Dr. Ken McLeroy Kenneth McLeroy, PhD, faculty member in The Texas A&M Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health and alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named Regents Distinguished Professor of health promotion and community health sciences… Read more »

ESE’s MacDonald Gibson awarded RWJF grant to study water and health disparities in NC

  January 08, 2013 Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, has received one of this year’s four prestigious Health Systems and Services Research Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to emerging researchers who examine the effects of public health services on population health. MacDonald Gibson, assistant… Read more »

Fussy babies spend more time in front of the TV, study finds

January 08, 2013 Moms, especially those who are obese, are more likely to use television to entertain and soothe infants who are more fussy and active, according to researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The finding adds to the growing body of knowledge… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

Cohen named ‘Tar Heel of the Year’ by News and Observer

January 02, 2013 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron Cohen, MD, professor of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has been named one of two “Tar Heels of the Year” by the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer. Cohen, who also is J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Weinberger commentary examines hospital readmission data for veterans

December 28, 2012   Morris Weinberger, PhD, has co-authored an editorial commentary, published Dec. 18 in Annals of Internal Medicine, reviewing a study that found decreasing length of stay in veterans’ hospitals did not cause a rise in hospital readmissions. Dr. Morris Weinberger Weinberger is Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in… Read more »

ESE’s Luettich receives Homeland Security impact award

December 21, 2012 Richard A. Luettich Jr., ScD, has received the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Impact Award for his work in predicting water heights and flooding in coastal areas during Hurricane Irene in 2011.   Dr. Rick Luettich Luettich, who directs The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences, in… Read more »