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Schenck to direct School’s Public Health Leadership Program

December 08, 2009 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, leads the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) as director, effective Dec. 1, the School has announced. Schenck is expected to be appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Health, effective Feb. 1, 2010, pending approval in January by the… Read more »

Perou honored by AACR as Outstanding Investigator for Breast Cancer Research

December 08, 2009 Calling his work “one of the most important findings in breast cancer and health disparities in the last decade,” the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has selected Charles M. Perou, PhD, for the 2009 Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, a prize funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®…. Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »

Rimer named a Triangle “Woman Extraordinaire”

December 07, 2009 Dean Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was among 16 accomplished leaders in the Triangle named “Women Extraordinaire” in 2009 by Business Leader Media, publishers of Business Leader magazine. Winners of the eighth annual Women Extraordinaire award were honored at a ceremony… Read more »

School’s NC Institute for Public Health awarded grant to examine public health agency accreditation

December 07, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine laws and policies supporting public health agency accreditation. Accreditation of local health departments is a cutting-edge initiative designed to improve performance, quality, consistency… Read more »

Environmental justice advocate takes public health concerns to White House briefing

November 25, 2009 Minister Robert Campbell Minister Robert Campbell, longtime Chapel Hill, N.C., activist for social and environmental justice, visited the White House on Friday, Nov. 20, to speak about public health issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community in Chapel Hill, N.C. He met with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and… Read more »

Rozier leads CDC work group recommending school-based dental sealant programs

  November 24, 2009 Dr. Gary Rozier School-based sealant programs are an effective public health approach to preventing caries, according to a November cover story in The Journal of the American Dental Association. The article is based on recommendations developed by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work group led by Gary Rozier, DDS,… Read more »

UNC study pinpoints causes of ‘runner’s knee’

November 23, 2009 From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury suffered by millions of people – although until now, it has been unclear just what causes it. Dr. Stephen Marshall New research by Stephen W. Marshall, PhD, and colleagues from the University of… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson leads Gerontological Society

November 20, 2009 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and interim co-director of UNC’s Institute on Aging, was inducted Nov. 22 as the new president of the Gerontological Society of America at GSA’s 62nd annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Founded… Read more »

Nutrition’s Campbell awarded NIH Challenge Grant to bring HOPE to eastern North Carolina

November 19, 2009 Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $954,000 National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant to provide support to low-income women in rural eastern North Carolina to lose weight, become financially literate, and move out of poverty…. Read more »