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UNC’s 32nd annual Minority Health Conference addresses the promise of health equity

February 07, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Student Caucus will host its 32nd annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dr. Bonnie Duran The conference’s 13th annual William T. Small… Read more »

Infants perceived as ‘fussy’ are more likely to receive solid foods too early

January 28, 2011 A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers reasons why some mothers feed their infants complementary foods (juice, solids) before the infants are four months old, including the mothers’ perception that the infants are “fussy” and would be soothed by the introduction of complementary food…. Read more »

Ammerman blogs about her community garden project in Caswell County

January 12, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Public health faculty member Alice Ammerman, DrPH, and health behavior and health education master’s student Marian Sadler were guest authors recently for the blog, “Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond,” hosted by the UNC School of Government.   Ammerman is professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings… Read more »

12 public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 17, 2010 Twelve current and former undergraduates studying at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies.   Leah Vance Brittany Papworth The eight students recently inducted are Katherine Wesley Byerly, of Chapel Hill, N.C., senior health policy… Read more »

BIOS student selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in Singapore

December 09, 2010 Keith Funkhouser William K. “Keith” Funkhouser III, a double major in biology and biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as one of eight UNC undergraduates who will study in Asia next spring as Phillips Ambassadors.   Funkhouser, a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science… Read more »

Student-produced video on solar energy broadcast on UNC-TV

  December 09, 2010 Trent Johnson, health behavior and health education master’s student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is associate producer of “Going Solar,” a video report on the state of solar energy in North Carolina. The report was broadcast Monday, Dec. 6, on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.”   Master’s student Trent… Read more »

Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults

November 10, 2010 Dr. Gordon-Larsen Obese adolescents are 16 times more likely to become severely obese by age 30 than their healthy weight or even overweight peers, according to a new study led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Public health researchers found… Read more »

Zhao, BIOS student, wins ASA’s Young Investigator Award

November 04, 2010 Yingqi Zhao Yingqi Zhao, biostatistics doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association’s Statistics in Epidemiology Section. Zhao presented her research and received the award at the August Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver.   The JSM… Read more »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

Health policy and management students place third in NAHSE case competition

  November 01, 2010 (L-R) Winning team members Carmesia Straite, Justin Wright and Takeila Stringfield Three master’s students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management each took home a $2,000 prize for winning third place in the National Association of Health Services Executives’ 15th annual Everett V…. Read more »