School News

Baker reappointed to state’s Public Health Study Commission

November 04, 2010 Dr. Ed Baker Edward Baker Jr., MD, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health, has been reappointed to the North Carolina Public Health Study Commission for a second two-year term by N.C. Speaker… Read more »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

Health policy and management students place third in NAHSE case competition

  November 01, 2010 (L-R) Winning team members Carmesia Straite, Justin Wright and Takeila Stringfield Three master’s students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management each took home a $2,000 prize for winning third place in the National Association of Health Services Executives’ 15th annual Everett V…. Read more »

ECHO program receives grant to reduce prostate cancer disparities in N.C.

October 28, 2010 A project led by the University of North Carolina Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes (ECHO) which aims to address the high rate of prostate cancer among African-American males in Caswell Co., N.C., has received a grant of $18,916 from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Community-Campus Partnership (CCP).   Dr. Anissa Vines Anissa Vines,… Read more »

The Water Institute at UNC launches at international conference

October 28, 2010 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health launched The Water Institute at UNC on Oct. 25, as part of the international “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy” 2010 conference held in Chapel Hill.   Dr. Jamie Bartram addresses participants at an international water and health conference in… Read more »

UNC study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility

  October 27, 2010 The method used to assess infertility in at-home tests might not be the best for identifying which women will have trouble getting pregnant, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Amy Herring UNC study co-authors include lead author Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH,… Read more »

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 »