School News

Survivors’ stories, statistics, highlight importance of cervical cancer elimination goal

January 13, 2011 Patricia Gregory of Cary, N.C., was only 24 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Now a mother of an 11-year-old daughter, she considers herself blessed to have a child, as cervical cancer can make women unable to bear children. Marie Miranda, diagnosed at age 28, underwent a total hysterectomy…. Read more »

UNC and Duke collaborate to improve screening for Barrett’s esophagus

January 12, 2011 A device developed by biomedical engineers at Duke University and successfully tested on patients during a clinical trial led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having Barrett’s esophagus.   The condition is caused by a… Read more »

Ammerman blogs about her community garden project in Caswell County

January 12, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Public health faculty member Alice Ammerman, DrPH, and health behavior and health education master’s student Marian Sadler were guest authors recently for the blog, “Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond,” hosted by the UNC School of Government.   Ammerman is professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings… Read more »

Men’s openness to HPV vaccine could bolster impact of new FDA decision, reduce cancer deaths

January 06, 2011 Annie-Laurie McRee Dr. Noel Brewer Men are more willing to receive human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine when they learn the vaccine can prevent cancer, according to a recent study led by Annie-Laurie McRee and Noel T. Brewer, PhD, in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   The research reinforces hopes that… Read more »

APHA’s Benjamin to present School’s Dean’s Lecture on health care reform

January 06, 2011 Dr. Georges Benjamin Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will deliver a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dean’s Lecture on health care reform, on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the School.   Benjamin will present “The Affordable Care Act: Implementation in a Changing Environment,” at… Read more »

Mayer-Davis to lead health care and education for American Diabetes Association

January 06, 2011 Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, MSPH, PhD, RD, nutrition professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named president of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In this role, she will serve as primary spokesperson… Read more »

Styblo awarded NIH grant to create a Virtual Consortium

December 28, 2010 Dr. Mirek Styblo Mirek Styblo, PhD, associate professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received a National Institutes of Health grant to create a Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER). The consortium will be built around Styblo’s existing NIH-funded project titled “Environmental Arsenic and Diabetes… Read more »

North Carolina to serve as FoodCorps site in 10-state launch

December 21, 2010 North Carolina has been selected as one of 10 states to pilot FoodCorps, a new national AmeriCorps school garden and Farm-to-School service program that aims to serve vulnerable children by improving access to healthy, affordable food. Dr. Alice Ammerman Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

12 public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 17, 2010 Twelve current and former undergraduates studying at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies.   Leah Vance Brittany Papworth The eight students recently inducted are Katherine Wesley Byerly, of Chapel Hill, N.C., senior health policy… Read more »

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author to visit UNC in February

December 17, 2010 Isabel Wilkerson Isabel Wilkerson, former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times and the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, will discuss her new book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, on Friday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m., in… Read more »