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Peers for Progress receives $5 million to provide peer counseling for Hispanics with diabetes

December 02, 2010 Dr. Ed Fisher The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF) Peers for Progress program, led by University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Edwin Fisher, PhD, has received a $5 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). The grant will fund a three-year demonstration project to… Read more »

UNC-ChildFund Commissioned Innovation Lab to improve lives of vulnerable infants

December 02, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has forged a partnership with ChildFund International, a 72-year-old charity based in Virginia, to improve the lives and health of vulnerable, excluded and deprived children from birth to age two.The Commissioned Innovation Lab will develop and test an evidence-based program in two countries that can… Read more »

Lawrence Green, author and public health expert, visits UNC to discuss practice-based evidence

December 02, 2010 Renowned author and public health expert Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health on Tuesday, Nov. 30, to speak to faculty members and students about “Bridging the Evidence Gap: If We Want More Evidence-Based Practice, We Need More Practice-Based Evidence.”… Read more »

School hosts international meeting to prepare special population issue of The Lancet

December 02, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosted a working group of global experts in disciplines including economics, demography, epidemiology, political science and environmental science on Dec. 1-3. Representatives from international organizations – including The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank – met to prepare… Read more »

Devastating disease burden avoidable with better water and sanitation practices, Bartram says

November 19, 2010 Dr. Jamie Bartram A new series published in leading medical journal Public Library of Science Medicine calls attention to the fact that poor sanitation, water and hygiene not only lead to the deaths of more than two million children each year, but also result in a massive global disease burden. Jamie Bartram,… Read more »

Kosorok and Stevens appointed to second terms as department chairs

November 19, 2010 Two members of the public health faculty have been reappointed to lead their departments in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Dean Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, has announced. The reappointments follow upon the favorable reviews of their first terms as chairs.   Dr. Michael Kosorok Dr. June Stevens Michael Kosorok,… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees honors Gillings with Davie Award

November 18, 2010 Dr. Dennis Gillings The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has honored Dennis Gillings, PhD, CBE, as one of four recipients of the William Richardson Davie Award, the board’s highest honor.   Chancellor Holden Thorp and the trustees also honored State Sen. Linda Garrou of Winston-Salem; Chancellor Emeritus… Read more »

Meshnick awarded Gates Foundation grant for innovative research

November 18, 2010 Dr. Steve Meshnick Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health epidemiology professor, has received a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $100,000 award will support an innovative global health research project titled “Development and Evaluation of the Synthetic Lymph Node.” Meshnick’s project… Read more »

In NEJM: Oberlander analyzes impact of election on health care reform

November 18, 2010 Dr. Jon Oberlander Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor of health policy and management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, analyzes the effect of the 2010 elections on health care reform in the Nov. 17 online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.  … Read more »

Peterson honored by United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

November 17, 2010 Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s maternal and child health department, has been selected as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. He will be awarded the fellowship… Read more »