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UNC preparedness center surveys attitudes about flu vaccine

October 15, 2009 Sue Naorungroj, epidemiology master’s student, prepares materials about H1N1 flu. The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Practice-Based Research Network to determine N.C. communities’ attitudes about influenza vaccination. The assessment was planned… Read more »

New online certificate offered in maternal and child health leadership

September 28, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health has announced an online certificate program available to working public health professionals. The Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Leadership is designed to provide practitioners with core knowledge, skills and competencies for promoting the health of women and… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

UNC certificate program graduates 500 students in first decade

September 17, 2009 Cassandra Thompson accepts her Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts from Senior Associate Dean David Potenziani in December 2008. The certificate education program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated a major milestone in August – the 500th graduate of the Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts program. The… Read more »

Office of Student Affairs Hosts Orientations

On behalf of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Office of Student Affairs will host several orientation/welcome programs for new and returning students. We start the week off with a Supporting Diversity at SPH orientation on Saturday, August 22, 2009. This event will be held in Rosenau 235 from 9:30am to 3:15pm. This… Read more »

UNC implementing new student systems (starting with Student Central replacement)

  The new UNC portal combines the functions of many student applications UNC is in the process of replacing many of its information systems through a project called ConnectCarolina. In the first public go-live for the project, on July 20, 2009, a new portal (called AccessCarolina ) was launched to replace Student Central. AccessCarolina provides… Read more »

Summer in Chapel Hill

July 13, 2009 Nathan Nickel, a third year doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, is staying in Chapel Hill this summer. Nathan is spending his time engaged in research with the Global Breastfeeding Institute at Carolina. An advocate of maintaining a healthy… Read more »

What is public health? This student will help you learn

July 10, 2009 Stephanie Baker, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is very busy this summer. She spends several days a week talking to middle school, high school, and college student groups about public health, career opportunities, and academic programs at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health…. Read more »

‘Environmental Heroes’ to air on UNC-TV

July 01, 2009 A documentary written and produced by students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Journalism and Mass Communications will air on Saturday, July 4 at 11 p.m. during the “North Carolina Visions” film festival on UNC-TV (North Carolina Public Television). The 22-minute program – “Environmental Heroes” –… Read more »

Sonia selected to present at APHA poster session

June 22, 2009 Michelle Sonia Michelle Sonia, 2009 graduate of the Master of Science in Public Health program in health policy and management, will present her research on early detection of breast cancer at the 137th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, Nov. 7-11, in Philadelphia, Pa. She is one of 19 students from… Read more »