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Global fashion on the runway at School’s annual charity fundraiser

February 15, 2010 Undergraduate Jennifer Price and biostatistics professor Dr. Kant Bangdiwala pose prior to their walk down the runway. Students, faculty members and other friends of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health donned their fanciest global costumes on Feb. 11 to raise more than $1,500 for Doctors Without Borders’ Haiti earthquake relief… Read more »

Brewer and Smith lead initiative to eradicate cervical cancer; NC Governor applauds plan

February 15, 2010 Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease.The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at preventing the disease through vaccination against human papillomavirus… Read more »

Ford receives Village Pride Award for improving adolescent health

February 14, 2010 Dr. Carol Ford Carol A. Ford, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and maternal and child health in the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received community radio station WCHL’s Village Pride Award for Hometown Heroes. The award, recognizing Ford’s efforts to improve the health of… Read more »

Global health defined as public health in ASPH commentary

February 12, 2010 Dr. Peggy Bentley (WASHINGTON) — Global health and public health are indistinguishable, according to a commentary published by a working group of the Association of Schools of Public Health’s Global Health Committee in the Feb. 13 issue of The Lancet. Peggy Bentley, PhD, associate dean for global health at the UNC Gillings… Read more »

Building community is theme for UNC’s Minority Health Conference

February 10, 2010 The Minority Student Caucus at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will host the 31st annual Minority Health Conference, “Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World,” on Friday, Feb. 26, at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill…. Read more »

King, PHLP master’s student, wins Kuno Research Award

February 08, 2010 Bradley King Bradley King, a Master of Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Michiko Kuno Award for Excellence in Student Research. The award, presented Jan. 27 as part of the UNC School of Medicine’s John B. Graham Medical Student Research Day, recognized King’s research… Read more »

New UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program seeks diverse applicants

February 08, 2010 The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now taking applications for its exciting new program, the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program (SPHF). Designed to increase the likelihood that more disadvantaged and minority students with academic potential pursue careers in public health,… Read more »

School mourns death of Dr. Jessie Satia

February 05, 2010 Dr. Jessie Satia With great sadness, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the death Feb. 4, 2010, of Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology and special assistant to the School’s dean for diversity. Dr. Satia, 39, died at her home in Chapel Hill after a long… Read more »

Ammerman joins new state council on sustainable local foods

February 04, 2010 Dr. Alice Ammerman University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health nutrition professor Alice Ammerman, DrPH, has joined a new state council focused on improving policies and access to local, sustainable food in North Carolina.   The North Carolina Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council held its first meeting Tuesday, Feb…. Read more »

NCIPH’s Place receives leadership award

February 03, 2010 Janet Place Janet Place, director of the Southeast Public Health Training Center, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, has received an award for Best Leadership Project at the Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute (SEPHLI) meeting, held recently in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her project was… Read more »