Student News

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 »

Orphaned boys in low- and middle-income countries as vulnerable to abuse as girls, study finds

April 26, 2015 Orphaned children in low- and middle-income countries face a high risk of trauma, with physical and sexual abuse being by far the most prevalent traumatic events. New research shows that orphaned boys in these settings are just as likely to experience abuse as girls. As a result, the authors suggest targeting more… Read more »

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 »