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Alumna selected for CDC fellowship program

June 28, 2011 Rachele Bowman, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna and staff member, has been invited into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program. The competitive two-year paid fellowship, available for recent baccalaureate graduates interested in pursuing careers in public health, is administered through the CDC’s Office for… Read more »

ESE master’s student receives Fulbright grant for research in Canada

June 24, 2011 Pearl Kaplan, master’s degree candidate in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Montréal, Canada.   Pearl Kaplan Kaplan, a native of West Chester, Pa., will work with Viviane Yargeau, PhD, associate professor of chemical engineering at McGill… Read more »

Landfill air pollution may be as unhealthy as it is unpleasant, study finds

June 23, 2011 Despite increased regulations on municipal solid waste since 1990, many people who live near landfills continue to report health problems associated with foul odors, pests, polluted water and traffic. A new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, published online this month in Environmental Research, finds that potentially hazardous… Read more »

HPM alumna receives Fulbright to teach in Colombia

June 15, 2011 Emma Din Emma Din, a May 2011 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Cali, Colombia, from July 2011 to May 2012. Din, from Atlanta, double-majored in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and international… Read more »

UNC’s Phillips Ambassadors to study in Asia

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 through a UNC Burch Field… Read more »

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 »