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Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

UNC community’s Katrina relief efforts documented

December 05, 2007 A video documenting the disaster relief efforts of University of North Carolina students and faculty in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was selected for screening recently at the annual Carrboro (N.C.) Film Festival (www.carrborofilmfestival.com). “Katrina Spring” was one of 27 short films, chosen from about 100 entries, to be shown during the… Read more »

Kellogg Foundation grants $10 million to continue Health Scholars Program

November 27, 2007 The W.K. Kellogg Foundation board has announced a $10 million grant to continue funding its Kellogg Health Scholars Program through 2012. The financial support will provide training for 40 postdoctoral scholars over the next five years. The University of North Carolina School of Public Health is one of eight national training sites… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »

Master’s students Ballard, Bonds and Sehgal win award in case competition

November 06, 2007 left to right: Sehgal, Bonds and Ballard Three master’s degree candidates in the Department of Health Policy and Administration were awarded second place in the 2007 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 2-6. Jasmine Ballard, Jennifer Bonds and Saumya Sehgal each received a $3,000 scholarship for… Read more »

University expands no-smoking policy starting January 1

  October 23, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will expand its no-smoking policy, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, through legislation enacted by the N.C. General Assembly last summer, Chancellor James Moeser has announced. While the University has banned smoking inside its buildings and facilities for years, starting in January the no-smoking boundary… Read more »

Team Epi-Aid collects data on HIV risk behaviors

October 22, 2007 Team Epi-Aid, an award-winning student volunteer organization at the School of Public Health, has been working close to home lately. On Sept. 29, volunteers were out in force at the N.C. Pride Festival in Durham, N.C., where they conducted an HIV risk behavior survey. Volunteers (l-r): Porter, Yaemsiri, O’Brien, Frantz, Lund, Anderson… Read more »

UNC Public Health students receive awards at International Conference on Global Health

June 20, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Peggy Bentley (second from left) with winning students HIV transmission risks, including violence, male circumcision and mother-to-child transmission was the focus of research presentations by three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public health students during the Global Health Council’s (GHC) 34th Annual International Conference on Global Health…. Read more »

Commencement weekend: School of Public Health welcomes new alumni

May 15, 2007 Photograph of students lining up for commencement More commencement photographs   Despite darkening clouds that later delivered the downpour they promised, the lightheartedness of students lined up to enter Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12, seemed to make the world a brighter place. Joined by their families, friends and faculty from the… Read more »