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Student selected as Phillips Ambassador for semester in Vietnam

June 02, 2011 Burcu Bozkurt Burcu Bozkurt, a public health and global studies major in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is among 19 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study-abroad programs in Asia. Bozkurt will study in Vietnam this fall through a UNC… Read more »

Pelvic widening continues throughout a person’s lifetime, study finds

May 25, 2011 By the age of 20, most people have reached skeletal maturity and do not grow any taller. It had been assumed that skeletal enlargement elsewhere in the body also stopped then.However, a new study by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found evidence that the pelvis continues… Read more »

School-led consortium identifies genomic regions that could influence severity of cystic fibrosis

  May 25, 2011 Biostatistics researchers from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health are among a team of researchers who have pinpointed regions of the human genetic makeup that contribute to the debilitating symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF).   Their findings provide insight into the causes of the wide variation… Read more »

Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows

May 25, 2011 The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Quynh Nguyen Study authors from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health include Quynh Nguyen, lead… Read more »

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

May 24, 2011 Cancer patients may visit emergency departments when they experience medical problems, but little information is available about the frequency of or reasons for those visits. Annah Wyss, MPH A first-ever study of emergency room use by oncology patients in North Carolina was published in the May 23, 2011 online issue of the… Read more »

Nine public health students make the grade with Phi Beta Kappa

May 10, 2011 Stephen Gray Redding Eight undergraduates studying at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and one recent graduate were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies. The recently inducted students include: Rachel Tomomi Baum, a junior majoring in health policy and… Read more »

UNC center presents scholarship, recognizes leaders in injury prevention

May 04, 2011 The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presented a scholarship and recognized leading children’s advocates at a recent event held this spring. The center’s inaugural John D. Butts Scholarship was awarded to UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral student Lawrence Scholl… Read more »

UNC teams place first and second at 2011 Triangle Global Health Case Competition

April 20, 2011 In Afghanistan, one in four children dies before his or her fifth birthday, giving that country the world’s worst mortality rate for children under age 5. The death rate is 250 per 1,000 live births. Several broad and intertwining factors, such as unclean drinking water, communicable disease and malnutrition, contribute to these… Read more »

Graduate School announces Impact Awards and other honors for public health students

April 13, 2011 North Carolinians will know more about what contaminates their well water, what happens to mothers exposed to medical radiation, and why asthma rates are high in schools near industrial hog farms, thanks to the work of graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. These and other outstanding projects… Read more »

Health behavior and health education department announces 2011-2012 capstone teams

April 13, 2011 Health behavior and health education students at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health spend a school year working with community organizations providing a public health service. The organization benefits from UNC expertise, and students acquire practical experience.   The school’s health behavior and health education department recently… Read more »