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Alumnus Jenkins presented with APHA’s Lilienfield Award for teaching excellence

December 22, 2009 Dr. Bill Jenkins Bill Jenkins, PhD, MPH, has received the American Public Health Association’s 2009 Abraham Lilienfield Award, which recognizes excellence in the teaching of epidemiology during the course of a career. An alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Jenkins is professor of public health sciences at Morehouse… Read more »

Barr, beloved health educator at UNC, dies at 84

  December 21, 2009 Harriet Barr Harriet Hylton Barr, alumna of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and longtime health educator at the School, died Dec. 14 in Durham, N.C. She was 84. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at Durham’s Trinity… Read more »

UNC study: Preschoolers in child care centers not active enough

December 17, 2009 Many young children in child care centers are not getting as much active playtime as they should, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A study published in the December 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics found only 13.7 percent of child care centers in North… Read more »

Schenck to direct School’s Public Health Leadership Program

December 08, 2009 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, leads the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) as director, effective Dec. 1, the School has announced. Schenck is expected to be appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Health, effective Feb. 1, 2010, pending approval in January by the… Read more »

Perou honored by AACR as Outstanding Investigator for Breast Cancer Research

December 08, 2009 Calling his work “one of the most important findings in breast cancer and health disparities in the last decade,” the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has selected Charles M. Perou, PhD, for the 2009 Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, a prize funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®…. Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »

Rimer named a Triangle “Woman Extraordinaire”

December 07, 2009 Dean Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was among 16 accomplished leaders in the Triangle named “Women Extraordinaire” in 2009 by Business Leader Media, publishers of Business Leader magazine. Winners of the eighth annual Women Extraordinaire award were honored at a ceremony… Read more »

School’s NC Institute for Public Health awarded grant to examine public health agency accreditation

December 07, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine laws and policies supporting public health agency accreditation. Accreditation of local health departments is a cutting-edge initiative designed to improve performance, quality, consistency… Read more »

Environmental justice advocate takes public health concerns to White House briefing

November 25, 2009 Minister Robert Campbell Minister Robert Campbell, longtime Chapel Hill, N.C., activist for social and environmental justice, visited the White House on Friday, Nov. 20, to speak about public health issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community in Chapel Hill, N.C. He met with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and… Read more »

Rozier leads CDC work group recommending school-based dental sealant programs

  November 24, 2009 Dr. Gary Rozier School-based sealant programs are an effective public health approach to preventing caries, according to a November cover story in The Journal of the American Dental Association. The article is based on recommendations developed by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work group led by Gary Rozier, DDS,… Read more »