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Study finds availability of parks and recreational facilities lower in some predominantly minority neighborhoods

June 26, 2015 A new study across six regions of the United States found that the availability of physical activity resources, such as parks and recreational facilities, varies by locations’ sociodemographic characteristics. The study was led by Sydney A. Jones, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of… Read more »

Training boosts bystander confidence in preventing interpersonal violence on college campuses, study finds

Sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and intimate partner violence (collectively termed interpersonal violence) are public health problems that affect 20 to 25 percent of female college students. Currently, One Act is one of the few university prevention-training programs that teach students how to intervene as bystanders in low- and high-risk interpersonal violence situations. Recent research… Read more »

ESE undergrad wins Class of 1938 fellowship to conduct research in Ghana

May 28, 2015 Emma Kelly, Bachelor of Science in Public Health student in environmental sciences and engineering at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was one of eight UNC-Chapel Hill students awarded the university’s Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship. Kelly will conduct field research in Ghana with a… Read more »

Moulton establishes scholarship fund to honor mother, aunt

May 25, 2015 Memorial Day is always an appropriate time to remember the patriotism and service of U.S. veterans. Susanne (Sandy) Moulton, JD, MPH, adjunct associate professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, recently ensured that two veterans whose lives and service she greatly admires will be remembered for… Read more »

Gillings School alumna investigates why NC teachers have trouble breathing in their classrooms

May 13, 2015 Kim Gaetz, PhD, who earned a doctorate in epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2014, was featured in a May 7 article in Endeavors, UNC’s research magazine. The article, by Ashita Gona, is reprinted in part below. Read the complete article on Endeavors’ website. Dr. Kim Gaetz discovered… Read more »

A picture is worth a thousand words: UNC finds images on cigarette packs warn more effectively than text

May 6, 2015 Pictures illustrating the dangers of cigarette smoking were more effective at strengthening people’s intentions to quit smoking than text warnings, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analysis of multiple research studies has found. The results, published May 6 in the journal Tobacco Control, follow growth in the use of picture-based… Read more »

Epidemiology student wins Doris Duke fellowship to promote children’s well-being

May 6, 2015 Jared Parrish, MS, epidemiology doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and research assistant at UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center, has been awarded a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-being. Parrish will receive an annual $30,000 stipend for two years to support completion of his… Read more »

Goldberg, MCH student, wins research award from sexual studies program

April 30, 2015 Shoshana Goldberg, MPH, doctoral student in maternal and child health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has won a graduate research award from the UNC College of Arts and Sciences’ Program in Sexuality Studies. In announcing the award, Richard Cante, PhD, director of the sexuality studies program and associate professor… Read more »

Global-local partnership of FHI 360 and Gillings School celebrates 10 years

April 30, 2015 For 10 years, students of the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been building research-based bridges between the School and Durham-based non-governmental organization (NGO) FHI 360. These students, known as FHI 360-UNC Global Health Research Fellows, have the opportunity to work directly with world-renowned researchers on real-world projects in… Read more »

Ammerman to co-lead UNC’s new campus theme – ‘Food for All’

April 29, 2015 Members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community will come together at a common table when they examine food studies as UNC’s 2015-2017 university-wide academic theme. “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which builds on UNC’s 2012-2015 “Water in Our World” focus on global water issues, will challenge all areas of the university… Read more »