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Stürmer elected president of international pharmacoepidemiology society

May 16, 2012   Dr. Til Stürmer Til Stürmer, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen as president-elect of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE). His three-year term of service will begin at ISPE’s 2012 annual meeting Aug. 23-26 in Barcelona.   Stürmer, who also heads… Read more »

Adjunct faculty member, alumnus named ‘Champion of Change’ by White House

May 15, 2012   Searing receives a U.S. flag from Rep. Price. Adam Searing, adjunct faculty member in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and School alumnus, was honored earlier this month for his achievements as a leading health care advocate in North Carolina. Named a “Champion of Change” by… Read more »

UNC’s breastfeeding institute awarded W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant

May 14, 2012 The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant by The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funding supports CGBI to translate action-oriented research and program theory into practice and develop an environment in which more women can… Read more »

Public health graduate students earn competitive global internships

May 09, 2012   Ten current graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health received competitive global internships for summer 2012 or for the coming academic year. Doctoral student Paul Fleming and master’s student Jennifer Velloza, both studying health behavior and health education, received the prestigious UNC- FHI 360 Fellowship. The yearlong program… Read more »

Nutrition Research Institute receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for global health research

May 09, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has received a Grand Challenges Explorations award, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, institute director and Kenan Distinguished University Professor of nutrition in the Gillings School… Read more »

Culturally sensitive research in United Arab Emirates pinpoints indoor air quality risks

May 08, 2012 The rapid shift from nomadic life to modern-day culture in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has exposed the population to significant indoor air quality risks that can lead to respiratory illness, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. With… Read more »

Undergraduates travel to London this month to learn about health systems

May 08, 2012 Sixteen UNC undergraduates will take part in a week-long study-abroad program in London May 13-18. Sponsored by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, the students will explore the organization, financing, challenges and future directions of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).   The students,… Read more »

Health policy student wins second prize in national student essay contest

May 08, 2012 Shannon Murphy Shannon Murphy, junior health policy and management major in the Bachelor of Science Public Health program at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, won second place recently in KaiserEDU.org’s 2012 Student Essay Contest.   The 150 undergraduate contest entrants were asked to identify an element of the Affordable Care… Read more »

Online retailers, shipping companies give minors access to alcohol, study finds

May 08, 2012 Minors easily can purchase alcohol online as a result of poor age verification by Internet alcohol vendors and shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS, according to new research from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Kurt Ribisl Dr. Rebecca Williams Kurt Ribisl, PhD, professor of health behavior… Read more »

School’s students engage local children in UNC’s Science Expo

  May 03, 2012 Students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health participated in UNC’s Science Expo last month and helped educate local youth about eating healthfully and making wise choices based on sugar content in food. The Science Expo, part of a statewide program with more than 500 events in North Carolina, emphasizes… Read more »