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AJPH article profiles refinement of HBHE’s Master of Public Health program

September 01, 2010 A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health, written by faculty members and alumni of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, profiles the School’s educators, students and programs as models for public health education.   Dr. Laura Linnan Dr. Allan Steckler Authors… Read more »

Hobbs receives local radio station’s Village Pride Award

August 26, 2010 Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and of nutrition and director of the doctoral program in health leadership at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received The Village Pride Award from Chapel Hill radio station WCHL 1360. The award, established… Read more »

Required training for faculty members aims to secure student records

August 24, 2010 Members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health teaching faculty are now required to take training to help maintain the privacy of their students’ educational records.   The ConnectCarolina training team, in conjunction with the Office of the University Registrar, has created an online training module on the Family Educational… Read more »

AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than in blood

August 23, 2010 Dr. Myron Cohen The virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make HIV-1 in semen different than what it is in the blood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor… Read more »

School mourns passing of Mary Bobbitt-Cooke

August 20, 2010 Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, MPH, retired director of the N.C. Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at her home in Hillsborough, N.C. Ms. Mary Bobbitt-Cooke A 1986 graduate of the UNC public health school’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Bobbitt-Cooke served the state through the… Read more »

Three public health students win Fulbright awards

  August 18, 2010 Three May 2010 graduates of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received Fulbright public health scholarships, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced. They are Jacqueline S. Knee, MSPH, and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Melissa Asmar and Erin… Read more »

UNC offers new online master’s degree program in maternal and child health

  August 04, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health will offer an online master’s degree program beginning in Spring 2011 to complement its established residential training programs. The online degree will increase working professionals’ access to graduate education focused on improving the health of women, children… Read more »

Rachel Stevens receives national recognition for local health board work

August 11, 2010 Rachel Stevens, right, receives the NALBOH President’s Award. Rachel Stevens, EdD, RN, has received the 2010 President’s Award from the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). Stevens is a member of the Chatham County (N.C.) Board of Health. The award was presented Aug. 11 at the board’s 18th annual conference… Read more »

Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide

August 09, 2010   Spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the United States and worldwide according to a recent study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center. Dr. Desmond Runyan Lead author Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH, clinical professor of epidemiology at the UNC… Read more »

Public health senior pushes pedals instead of paper

August 06, 2010 Charles LePrevost Charles LePrevost knew his summer internship at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) would be different than most of his classmates’ internships, but he could not have predicted how adventurous nutrition and physical activity research could be. LePrevost, who often goes by “Lepo,” is biking across… Read more »