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ESE students awarded EPA sustainable technologies grant

November 20, 2011 Share   A student team from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is among those at 45 schools nationwide to receive a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help design sustainable technologies. Abhinav Komandur and Alyson Malone examine bacteria in… Read more »

Carolina Survey Research Laboratory has new name, new leadership

November 17, 2011 Share   Things are changing at the center formerly known as the Survey Research Unit (SRU), based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s biostatistics department. Founded in 1990, the SRU has received wide acclaim for its expertise in designing surveys and questionnaires. One of the changes is in its… Read more »

Joan Gillings selected for UNC trustees’ highest honor

November 17, 2011 Share   Joan Gillings Philanthropist Joan Gillings, a former staff member and major supporter of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the 2011 William Richardson Davie Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. Established by the Board of Trustees… Read more »

HPM student receives inaugural White-Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research

  November 16, 2011 Share   Sarah Rutstein Sarah Rutstein, doctoral candidate in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and medical student at UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Kerr L. White and Edward Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research. The award… Read more »

Three in public health win postdoctoral research awards

  November 16, 2011 Share   Three postdoctoral students associated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the University’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, given in recognition of their promise as researchers. Kimberly Powers They are Kimberly Powers, postdoctoral fellow in the departments of epidemiology and medicine; Pengcheng Xun, research associate in… Read more »

Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients

November 16, 2011 Share   Dr. Denise Esserman A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that people 75 years old or older are less likely to receive any pain medication in hospital emergency departments than middle-aged people – those between 35 and 54 years old. Denise Esserman, PhD, research… Read more »

Devlin receives North Carolina Nurses Association award

November 16, 2011 Share   Dr. Leah Devlin Leah McCall Devlin, MPH, DDS, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Frances Newsom Miller Award from the North Carolina Nurses Association board of directors. This award is presented to those who promote public… Read more »

Alumnus Curt Rhodes named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Schwab Foundation

November 15, 2011 Share   This article was published originally on innovate.unc.edu. Dr. Curt Rhodes (right) accepts his award. Curt Rhodes, PhD, founder and international director of Questscope, a nonprofit social development organization, has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship…. Read more »

No evidence for potential competition between human papillomavirus types in men

November 15, 2011 Share   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently recommended that teenage boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccines target the two most common types of the virus that cause cervical cancer: HPV 16 and 18. However, as more and more people are… Read more »

UNC schools of social work and public health mark 25th anniversary of dual degree program

November 14, 2011 Share   This article was published originally in the UNC School of Social Work’s Contact magazine. Twenty-five years ago, two schools at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joined together to prepare students who are passionate about preventing problems and train those committed to solving them. Since then, more than 100… Read more »