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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 »

Bartram named first Holzworth Distinguished Professor

May 03, 2012 When Don and Jennifer Holzworth established a distinguished professorship in March, they simultaneously supported two ventures that excited them – the work of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC’s two-year campus-wide theme, water. Dr. Jamie Bartram On April 26, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of… Read more »

Ibrahim receives dual ASA appointments

May 03, 2012 Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim Joseph G. Ibrahim, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, was appointed recently as coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA) and editor of JASA‘s section on Applications and Case Studies. As coordinating editor, Ibrahim will work with the editors of the journal’s other two… Read more »

UNC Nutrition Research Institute study identifies gene associated with male infertility

May 01, 2012 Fifteen of every 100 couples in the world who want to have children find it difficult or impossible to conceive. In about half those couples, the male partner is infertile. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis have found a possible genetic cause… Read more »

Ward receives 2012 Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research

April 27, 2012 Dr. June Stevens, chair of the nutrition department, with Dr. Dianne Ward Dianne S. Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, received this year’s Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s spring faculty… Read more »

One in 5 North Carolinians lacks health insurance

April 27, 2012 One in five people in North Carolina under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2010 — an increase from previous estimates completed five years earlier — according to a new study from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). The analysis, which compared 2004-2005 data with 2009-2010 data, showed that 291,000 non-elderly… Read more »

Bartram named to IOM roundtable on environmental health sciences

April 26, 2012 Dr. Jamie Bartram Jamie Bartram, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering and director of The Water Institute at UNC, has been named to the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine. “The roundtable is important,” Bartram said, “because it offers an interdisciplinary mechanism to bring together people… Read more »

School team wins Carolina Challenge, another takes third place

  April 26, 2012 KM Water Solutions, a team affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, took first place overall in the Carolina Challenge, a business and social venture competition designed to promote entrepreneurship at the university. The team, selected from 70 applicants, was presented with a $15,000 prize at the ‘final four’… Read more »

Rutala, Koch selected for Barr, Greenberg awards

  April 18, 2012 William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, and Gary G. Koch, PhD, were honored with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for alumni and faculty at a ceremony preceding the annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 17. Rutala, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees at… Read more »

Holmes selected for Triangle Business Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ leadership award

April 18, 2012 Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management, was selected by the Triangle Business Journal as a recipient of its ’40 Under 40′ Leadership Award for 2012. Dr. Mark Holmes Holmes is senior research fellow, co-director of the Program on Health Care Economics, and finance co-director at UNC’s Cecil G…. Read more »