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October 15, 2009 Sue Naorungroj, epidemiology master’s student, prepares materials about H1N1 flu. The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Practice-Based Research Network to determine N.C. communities’ attitudes about influenza vaccination. The assessment was planned… Read more »

October 14, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health has received a $100,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation to support the administrative activities of the N.C. Telehealth Network (NCTN) project. NCTN hopes to establish a dedicated high-speed, highly reliable broadband network that will interconnect North Carolina’s… Read more »

October 14, 2009 Thomas M. Egan, MD, MSc, professor of surgery in the UNC School of Medicine, has received a $1.47 million, two-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for research on perfusion and ventilation of lungs outside the body before transplant. The research could lead to a significant increase in the… Read more »

October 13, 2009 Dr. Amy Herring Amy Herring, ScD, associate professor of biostatistics, has been elected president of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS), effective January 2010. IBS is the largest professional organization of biostatisticians and biometricians in the world, drawing its 5,800 members from more than 25 countries…. Read more »

October 09, 2009 UNC recently received a national award for the reclaimed water system that began serving the main campus in April and for its innovative reuse of rainwater in a second project. The WateReuse Association gave the University its 2009 Institution of the Year award at the association’s annual symposium on Sept. 14 in… Read more »

October 09, 2009 Dr. Tom Frieden Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addressed more than 400 students, faculty, staff and visitors at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Oct. 8, encouraging public health students to prepare for “real-world” public health by being well… Read more »

October 09, 2009 Dr. Ed Baker (center) holds the NCIPH award. The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), the service and outreach arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the N.C. Public Health Association’s Partners in Public Health Distinguished Group Award Thursday, Oct. 1, at the association’s 100th anniversary meeting… Read more »

October 09, 2009 Dr. Geni Eng Dr. Allan Steckler Allan B. Steckler, DrPH, and Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professors of health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the Society for Public Health Education’s Distinguished Fellow Award for significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and to the… Read more »

October 08, 2009 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $2.2 million grant to find out if simple nutritional supplements, fortified with micronutrients and essential fats, protect the health of HIV-positive women and their infants after weaning. Dr. Peggy Bentley Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate… Read more »

October 06, 2009 Daughters of women exposed to a common chemical found in some plastics while they were pregnant are more likely to have unusually aggressive and hyperactive behaviors as 2-year-olds, according to a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Joe… Read more »