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Statewide program helps mental health consumers quit tobacco, improve wellness

September 22, 2011 Share   Individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness are among the people most likely to smoke, with tobacco-related diseases a main cause of death for people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Yet, few services exist to help those wanting to quit smoking through the mental health system. Joseph… Read more »

BSPH student awarded ASHA scholarship

September 20, 2011 Share   Camille McGirt Camille McGirt, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a scholarship from the American School Health Association (ASHA). She will be recognized at the association’s annual conference in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12. McGirt, a junior health policy… Read more »

HBHE student selected for Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program

September 20, 2011 Share   Elaine Lo, second-year Master of Public Health student in health behavior and health education (HBHE) at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for the Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program, sponsored by the American Evaluation Association. Lo is one of six awardees from a variety of disciplines… Read more »

Gillings Merit Scholars selected (2011)

September 07, 2011 Share   Fifteen students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2011-2012 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

BIOS students, faculty members wow the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings

August 16, 2011 Share   Representatives from UNC’s Department of Biostatistics were in top form at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), held July 30-Aug. 4 in Miami. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate students won a video competition, a statistics team bowl competition and individual bowl awards, and numerous travel awards that… Read more »

Doctoral students receive fellowships in global health economics

August 09, 2011 Representatives from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and its health policy and management department have announced recipients of a new fellowship program in global health economics and outcomes research, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.   Diana Chirovsky Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin Awardees Diana Chirovsky, MS, and Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin, MHS, health policy… Read more »

Goldberg selected as APHA student fellow

August 03, 2011 Shoshana Goldberg Shoshana Goldberg, second-year Master of Public Health student in maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as an American Public Health Association (APHA) student fellow for 2011-2012.   Goldberg is one of 12 students from across the country who will serve as… Read more »

Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests

August 01, 2011 Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that this may not always be necessary. Dr. Asheley Skinner Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

July 19, 2011 Women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties. For that reason, women with breastfeeding difficulties should be screened for depressive symptoms, according to a new study by researchers at the University… Read more »

No ‘magic bullet’ to improve diet, stem obesity epidemic, nutrition study finds

July 14, 2011 Will people eat healthier foods if fresh fruits and vegetables are available in stores near their homes? Will they eat less fast food if restaurants are not in their neighborhoods?These and other policy interventions may be useful steps toward better public health, but no single approach alone effectively will improve Americans’ diets… Read more »