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Good food and great friends

November 13, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant Everyone leaves the potluck with full bellies! The Nutrition Coalition, a student organization aimed at promoting health and nutrition on the UNC campus, is always on the lookout for fun and engaging ways to bring the student body together. To fulfill this mission, over the… Read more »

Fall 2009 Graduate Program Open House a Success

Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant (with input from Sherry Rhodes) Students welcomed to the open house. On Friday, October, 23, 2009, Dr. Felicia Mebane, Assistant Dean for Students, welcomed nearly 180 eager prospective students to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Mebane and other faculty, staff and students shared an… Read more »

BINGO Fun, Fall 2009!

<p”> Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant <p”> Dean Mebane announces the rules. You think BINGO is reserved for the old and weary? Not around here! On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 85 young and eager public health students met and mingled at the 3rd annual Fall SPH BINGO Night! The night of fun kicked… Read more »

Gillings Gift funds new dissertation award and scholarships for incoming students

November 06, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced two new programs to support students at the School, both funded through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Dissertation awards Up to two dissertation awards will be granted to current doctoral candidates at the School whose… Read more »

ASPH Promotes “Certified in Public Health” Exam

In an October 2009 letter, leaders of the Associations of Schools of Public Health encouraged upcoming graduates to take the Certified in Public Health Exam. “We are at an important time in our history as large numbers of public health professionals are expected to retire in the next few years and it appears we have… Read more »

Fall 2009 minority student mixer

October 30, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Student AssistantThe 2009 Minority Student Mixer was held on Friday, October, 23, 2009 following the Fall 2009 SPH Graduate Program Open House. The event was sponsored by the Minority Student Caucus, a student-run organization that represents the diversity of the student body on issues affecting the… Read more »

GlobeMed GuluWalk

  October 30, 2009 By Y. Zamamiri Participants get ready for the walk! On October 24th, 2009, Chapel Hill participated in the 4th annual GuluWalk, a fundraising event aimed to promote the creation of opportunities for children in northern Uganda suffering at the hands of the Lord’s Resistance Army. About 30 students participated in this… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins second prize in NAHSE case competition

October 28, 2009 (L-R) Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar, second-year Master of Public Health students in The Department of Health Policy and Management, have won second place in the 14th annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held during the National Association of Health Services Executives’… Read more »

Healthy Heels stir up the veggies!

October 26, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Student Assistant Members of Healthy Heels and Nutrition Coalition take the heat! Do as I say and not as I do? All too often, I find myself and other nutrition and public health students succumbing to the exact unhealthy eating habits we preach against, simply out… Read more »

UNC study: HPV vaccine hurts less than expected

October 21, 2009 Injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be no more painful than other shots that prevent disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The finding follows anecdotal accounts and news stories that have emphasized the potential side effects of the… Read more »