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Two from Gillings School bring home prize from inaugural Healthcare Case Competition

November 17, 2017
Aditi Borde and Chelsea Anderson, both first-year graduate students in the Department of Health Policy and Management, were on the winning team for the inaugural Kenan-Flagler Business School Healthcare Case Competition, which sought solutions to the opioid crisis.

Chen, Leos recognized as outstanding social entrepreneurs with Forbes ’30 under 30’ award

November 15, 2017
Health behavior doctoral students Liz Chen and Cristina Leos were selected by Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ program as outstanding social entrepreneurs. They are two of the three co-founders of MyHealthEd, a Chapel Hill, N.C.-based nonprofit organization that uses technology to make health education more accessible for teens. Photo by Brian Strickland.

Ramaswamy, others at Gillings School part of award-winning evaluation team

November 15, 2017
Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy was a key member of a team that won the American Evaluation Association’s 2017 Outstanding Evaluation Award, announced by the Association on Nov. 3.

Thirteen public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 14, 2017
Thirteen Gillings School undergraduates were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the United States’ oldest and most honored college honorary society.

Nicotine alters gut microbiome differently in women, study finds

November 7, 2017
Studies have shown that women have greater difficulty in quitting smoking than do men, and a new study of mice by researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health explores why that may be the case. Led by Dr. Kun Lu, the study finds that nicotine has a different impact upon the relationship of the brain and gut in women.

Study explores effects of early-onset puberty on romantic relationship quality

November 6, 2017
A new study led by a doctoral candidate in the Gillings School finds that girls who mature early often go on to experience lower satisfaction in romantic relationships.

Student wins second prize in Three-Minute Thesis competition

November 2, 2017
Nicole Kahn, doctoral student in maternal and child health, won second place in UNC’s Three-Minute Thesis competition. Participants develop communication skills by presenting their graduate-level research succinctly to a general audience. Photo courtesy of the UNC Graduate School.

Health policy and management team takes first place in NAHSE case competition

October 31, 2017
Three health policy and management students took first prize at the 22nd annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held Oct. 17-20 in San Antonio. Each came home with a $4,000 scholarship.

Shafer to represent Gillings School at APHA’s Delta Omega poster session

October 25, 2017
Doctoral student Paul Shafer will represent the Gillings School at the APHA conference as a presenter in the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session.

Study examines characteristics of deaths from drug overdose in North Carolina

October 17, 2017
According to study findings by maternal and child health doctoral student Anna Austin, death by drug overdose is an important and continuing public health concern in the U.S. The average self-inflicted drug overdose victim was 50 years old, female and white. In contrast, the average unintentional drug overdose victim was a 43-year-old male. Austin’s findings were published Oct. 10 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.