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HPM students rack up two more case competition wins

April 24, 2015 There is no stopping those health policy and management students! During the weekend of April 18-19, the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, which has fielded a number of winning case management teams over the last decade, did it again – twice. In both instances, the… Read more »

Han, biostatistics undergraduate, named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

April 24, 2015 Larry Han, a junior in the biostatistics department at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Han is one of three students from UNC-Chapel Hill to receive the honor in 2015. The award is given by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education… Read more »

Mitchell awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for biostatistics

April 22, 2015 Shaina Mitchell is one of twelve statistics students in the United States to win a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship in 2015. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the U.S. The program… Read more »

Doctoral Candidate, US Army Major works on safer water for troops

When U.S. soldiers are fighting on the battlefield or behind enemy lines, they can encounter a challenge that’s almost as hazardous as enemy fire, air strikes or improvised explosive devices (IEDs): contaminated water. But a U.S. Army major is now enrolled in a PhD program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where… Read more »

Combined sewer systems increase risk of illness after heavy rains, study finds

April 20, 2015 A new study finds that combined sewer systems can contaminate drinking water supplies with bacteria and viruses, causing severe community health impacts. Combined sewer systems collect both sewage and stormwater runoff before reaching treatment facilities. When heavy rains overload the capacity of such systems, untreated contents may be discharged into local bodies… Read more »

Rutstein receives PEO Scholar Award for women in higher education

April 17, 2015 Sarah Rutstein, a doctoral and medical student in the department of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the UNC School of Medicine, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.)… Read more »

Nine BSPH students present work at celebration of undergraduate research

April 16, 2015 Students from four departments represented the Gillings School of Global Public Health yesterday at the 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill Celebration of Undergraduate Research. The Celebration is an annual research symposium held in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Undergraduate students present research and deliver talks in concurrent poster and panel sessions. The Celebration… Read more »

Kristin Black, MCH doctoral student, receives UNC’s Bryan Award for public service

April 15, 2015 Kristin Black, a doctoral student in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, was recognized on April 7 with a prestigious Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award. Black’s award acknowledged her work as a graduate student assistant with the Accountability for Cancer… Read more »

Anna Schenck interviewed on “The Measure of Everyday Life” for National Public Health Week

April 23, 2015 Anna Schenck, Director of the Public Health Leadership Program and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, was a featured guest on The Measure of Everyday Life, a weekly broadcast service of WNCU radio, featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve the human condition. Host Brian Southwell spoke with Dr. Schenck,… Read more »

Gillings students put ‘public’ in public health at NC Science Expo

April 15, 2015 What do paper bags, craft glitter and old soda bottles have to do with public health? Ask Lori Evarts, MPH, clinical assistant professor of public health leadership at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. On Saturday, April 11, Evarts and her PUBH 784 project management class put on four… Read more »