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Gillings student publishes guidelines to improve reporting on mHealth interventions

April 5, 2016 A new paper led by a student researcher at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health proposes guidelines to improve the quality of reported research on mobile health (mHealth). Smisha Agarwal Kaysin, doctoral student of maternal and child health at the Gillings School, is the lead author of a recently published… Read more »

Lane awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for biostatistics

March 31, 2016 Andrea Lane is one of 19 statistics students in the country to win a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship in 2016. 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 United States. The program… Read more »

Studies examine positive impact of weight loss upon cancer risk

March 29, 2016 Preliminary findings for two studies about the relationship of obesity and cancer, conducted in the laboratory of Stephen Hursting, PhD, will be presented April 18 and 19 at the 2016 American Association of Cancer Research annual meeting in New Orleans. Hursting is professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Ongechi selected for Carolina Women’s Center’s Faculty Scholar Award

March 29, 2016 Kavita Singh Ongechi, PhD, research associate professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 2016-2017 Faculty Scholar Award for Carolina Women’s Center to undertake a project that will advance the Center’s mission to further gender equity. Ongechi’s project, “Understanding the Impact of… Read more »

Minority Health Conference committee recognized with UNC Diversity Award

March 29, 2016 The Minority Health Conference committee, part of the Minority Student Caucus, which is housed in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received one of the Eighth Annual University of North Carolina Diversity Awards, in the “student organization” category. The awards recognize individuals and groups who have invested time and… Read more »

Shafer studies smoking, from smoke-free air laws to anti-smoking media campaigns

March 24, 2016 Paul Shafer, MA, studies media campaigns and policies related to tobacco use. Recently, he has co-authored articles on both a statewide smoke-free air law and a national media campaign that encourages smokers to quit. In the first paper, Shafer, a doctoral student of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

Seven from Gillings School receive Impact Awards; fellowships presented to other public health scholars

March 23, 2016 Students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health earned seven of the 17 Impact Awards presented by the Graduate School in 2016. The awards, made possible by the Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognize graduate students for outstanding contributions to the state of North Carolina. The seven public health Impact Award… Read more »

Gillings health behavior researchers study HIV testing, intimate partner violence in Tanzania

March 23, 2016 HIV testing and intimate partner violence are the public health issues that Marta Mulawa, a doctoral candidate of health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, targeted in two recently-published papers. Mulawa based both articles on data from a Tanzania-based study led by her adviser Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate… Read more »

When real-world data and research collide: An interview with Mugdha Gokhale

March 16, 2016 This article, by Alyssa LaFaro, was originally posted in Endeavors magazine on March 8. Mugdha Gokhale sat on a plane headed to Raleigh with her husband and 1-year-old daughter when an email from Forbes magazine popped up in her inbox. “Congrats!” it announced. She read on to learn she had been nominated… Read more »

Getting there: What does it take to care for mothers and their babies in remote Ghana?

March 15, 2016 This article, by Mary Lide Parker, was originally posted in Endeavors magazine on March 8. In a small village in southern Ghana, a 29-year-old pregnant woman named Vivian goes into labor at 2 a.m. Her husband is visiting Ghana’s capital city, Accra, over 100 miles away. With no means of transportation, Vivian,… Read more »