School News

UNC, Vanderbilt discover new live vaccine approach for SARS and novel coronaviruses

November 12, 2012 Scientists may have found a way to cripple the ability of the deadly SARS-coronavirus to cause disease in animals. The key lies in actually using the virus’ rapid mutation abilities against itself.   The findings by researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in… Read more »

HPM senior Camille McGirt receives Community Impact Award

November 09, 2012 Camille McGirt, senior health policy and management major at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of 17 college students across the state to receive the Community Impact Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes college students who make… Read more »

Cardiovascular disease risk found to be high among US Hispanics/Latinos

November 09, 2012   Heart disease risk factors are widespread among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).   Dr. Jianwen Cai The study, titled “Prevalence of Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Diseases Among Hispanic/Latino Individuals of Diverse Background in the… Read more »

Thomas to lead MEASURE Evaluation, UNC’s largest grant program

November 08, 2012 Dr. Jim Thomas James C. Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has been appointed director of MEASURE Evaluation, a project within the Carolina Population Center (CPC).   In 2008, the United States Agency for International Development… Read more »

Oberlander to host live Facebook chat on election results

November 06, 2012 Dr. Jon Oberlander Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, one of the nation’s leading experts on health care politics and policy, will host a live Facebook chat at 12 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Nov. 8 to discuss how the results of today’s elections will affect health care in general and the Affordable Care Act… Read more »

Chemical once used in degreasing, dry cleaning classified as carcinogenic

November 06, 2012 Trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical that was often used as a degreaser and in dry cleaning, has been reclassified from a cancer “hazard” to “carcinogenic to humans” during an evaluation by 18 international scientists, including Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD. Dr. Ivan Rusyn Rusyn is professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings… Read more »

Melvin, Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, named ANMA president

November 06, 2012 Sharon Melvin Sharon Chalmers Melvin, RN, MPH, alumna of Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, recently was installed as president of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association Inc. (ANMA) at the Auxiliary’s annual convention in New Orleans. Melvin received her Master of… Read more »

MCH faculty members co-wrote AJPH Paper of the Year

  November 05, 2012 Two maternal and child health faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health, authors of a paper published in the June 2011 American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), received the journal’s ‘Paper of the Year’ award at the annual American Public Health Association awards ceremony on Oct. 30, 2012, in… Read more »

Golden, Earp write health behavior Paper of the Year

November 05, 2012 Dr. Jo Anne Earp Shelley Golden Shelley Golden, MPH, and Jo Anne Earp, ScD, co-wrote an article that received the Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award at the 63rd annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), held Oct. 25-27 in San Francisco. Earp, professor and former chair… Read more »

School-led team takes prize in finals of social business competition

November 01, 2012 Sanitation Creations, an entrepreneurial venture founded and led by Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna Liz Morris, MS, was second runner-up in the inaugural UNC Social Business Conference, held Sept. 27 at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. The UNC-born company Sanitation Creations placed third overall in a recent… Read more »