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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 »

Houk awarded training grant in reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology

April 9, 2015 Kathryn Houk, a doctoral student in the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been selected as a trainee on the T32 reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology (RPPE) training grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health. RPPE researchers explore challenges related to the… Read more »

Five from Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 6, 2015 Five students from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted as new members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. Less than… Read more »

Sanusi awarded Faculty for the Future Fellowship

April 6, 2015 Busola Sanusi, a doctoral candidate in the biostatistics department at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. The Faculty for the Future program recognizes outstanding female students from developing countries or emerging economies who are enrolled in a… Read more »

Matsuo recognized for outstanding achievement in dental public health

April 6, 2015 Go Matsuo, BDS, MPH, a dentist now practicing in Nagasaki, Japan, will receive a Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD). Matsuo will accept the Leverett Award on April 27 at the National Oral Health Conference in Kansas… Read more »