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Baylor, School alumna, selected as APHA congressional fellow

  March 07, 2013 Barbara Baylor Barbara V. Taylor Baylor, MPH, alumna of Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has been selected as an American Public Health Association 2013 Public Health Fellow in Government.   The APHA fellowship provides opportunities for public health professionals to see… Read more »

Genomic screening to detect preventable rare diseases in healthy people

March 07, 2013 Millions of people unknowingly carry rare gene mutations that place them at high risk of developing preventable diseases such as colorectal and breast cancers and several catastrophic blood vessel disorders.Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine propose that screening… Read more »

Alumna Millie Jones elected AMCHP president

  March 06, 2013 Millie Jones Millie J. Jones, MPH, has been elected president of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs’ board of directors. AMCHP is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families in the U.S.,… Read more »

Alumnus Burdine appointed interim dean of Texas public health school

  March 06, 2013 Dr. James Burdine James N. Burdine, DrPH, alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named interim dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health. Burdine, professor and associate dean for public health practice at the TAMHSC public health school, formerly served… Read more »

Genes that control nervous system development play a role in gum disease

March 05, 2013 By simultaneously investigating millions of gene variants in more than 5,000 individuals, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveal that genes responsible for nervous system development and immune function also play a role in an insidious gum disease known as chronic periodontitis.The work is the first genome-wide association… Read more »

34th annual Minority Health Conference explores ways to improve health equity

March 01, 2013 Dr. Brian Smedley The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health presented the 34th annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, in Chapel Hill, N.C.   The event, attended by… Read more »

School leaders welcome new faculty members, announce promotions

March 01, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health representatives have announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period July 2012 to Feb. 1, 2013. Promotions during the period include: Gregory Characklis, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, effective July 1, 2012; Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, professor of nutrition, effective Feb. 1; Jessica… Read more »

Mojica, nutrition adjunct, wins international association’s Silver Plate Award

  March 01, 2013 Angelo Mojica Angelo Mojica, MPH, RD, director of nutrition and food services at UNC Health Care and adjunct instructor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Silver Plate Award winner in the health-care food-service segment.   The awards pay tribute… Read more »

Holmes selected as Journal of Rural Health board chair

February 26, 2013 Dr. Mark Holmes Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected chair of the editorial board of The Journal of Rural Health. He began his one-year term on Jan. 1.   Holmes became a member of the editorial board… Read more »

ESE students win top three spots at toxicology poster competition

February 25, 2013   Nour Abdo, Julia Rager and Jessica Wignall, students at Gillings School of Global Public Health, captured the top three awards in a poster competition held at the spring meeting of the North Carolina regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology on Feb.21 at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Research… Read more »