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School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

UNC collaborative to uncover ways to improve global water and sanitation

The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has received a federal grant of nearly $260,000 to improve water and sanitation (WatSan) programs in developing countries by finding better ways to collect and communicate information needed to develop effective water and sanitation policy issues. The U.S. National Institutes of Health’s John E…. Read more »

Bartram elected to NSF International Council of Public Health Consultants

October 22, 2010 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jamie Bartram, PhD, has been elected to serve on NSF International’s Council of Public Health Consultants, which advises NSF on the development of public health and environmental health initiatives. The organization says that Bartram has significant expertise in water quality, dietary supplements and environmental… Read more »

Weinberger and Weiner receive UNC Sheps Center’s Distinguished Investigator Awards

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryan Weiner Dr. Morris Weinberger Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management, and Professor Bryan Weiner, PhD, both in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, have received Distinguished Investigator Awards from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s… Read more »

Alumnus Jean Orelien, founder of SciMetrika, rated top entrepreneur

October 21, 2010 Dr. Jean Orelien Jean Orelien, DrPH, president and chief executive officer of SciMetrika LLC in Durham, N.C., and alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been selected as one of this year’s “Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs” by Inc. magazine.   The magazine delivers advice, tools… Read more »

Foshee receives $1.2 million CDC award to study prevention of adolescent dating violence

October 21, 2010 Dr. Vangie Foshee Vangie A. Foshee, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant of nearly $1.2 million to evaluate a program aiming to prevent psychological, physical and sexual dating abuse by adolescents who have been exposed to domestic violence…. Read more »

Reeve becomes president of International Society for Quality of Life Research

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryce Reeve Bryce Reeve, PhD, associate professor in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been elected president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research for a two-year term beginning in 2011. The Society’s mission is to advance the scientific study of… Read more »

School alumnus to discuss potable water, profitability

October 19, 2010 Exploring how a safe drinking water program for children is good business will be the subject of an Oct. 26 talk at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the UNC Net Impact chapter organized the event.   Dr. Greg Allgood… Read more »

Experts from nearly 50 countries gather at UNC to discuss water and health issues

October 18, 2010 Scholars, water resources executives and policymakers from around the world will gather at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Oct. 25-26 for a symposium, “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy.”   The two-day event will examine water-related issues in five areas – engineering and technology, health, community development, policy,… Read more »

Maternal and child health project receives national health information award

October 13, 2010 Dr. Jonathan Kotch The North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, a program directed by Jonathan Kotch, MD, through the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been recognized by the 17th annual National Health Information Awards℠ program.   The resource center promotes… Read more »