Student News

Rositch selected as Fogarty Scholar

June 22, 2009 Anne Rositch Anne E. Rositch, doctoral student in epidemiology, was selected this spring as a Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar. Beginning in July, she will live in Nairobi, Kenya, for about a year, contributing to a study that focuses on human papillomavirus, cervical precancerous lesions and HIV transmission. Under the auspices of… Read more »

HPM students’ research contributes to legislation about fluoridated water in Mississippi

June 16, 2009 Shown are team members (l-r) Kim Hammersmith, Lauren Brown and Ashley Kranz. Not pictured: Presha Patel and Bhav Shukla. A team of graduate students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management has helped convince the Mississippi state legislature to require communities in the state… Read more »

Lebanon cedar tree joins magnolia as symbols of School’s past and future

June 08, 2009 On April 7, 1963, as part of a building dedication ceremony, Dr. John Wright, professor and former chair of the School’s Department of Health Administration (now health policy and management), planted a Southern magnolia near the entrance of the new public health building to honor the School’s first dean, Milton J. Rosenau,… Read more »

Exhibit, program to share history of local black community

June 05, 2009 Emily Eidenier holds a copy of her book about the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood in Orange Co., N.C. The research of Emily Eidenier, doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be featured in a new exhibit opening June 12 in the North Carolina… Read more »

Biostatistics Welcomes 2009 BSURE Students

2009 BSURE students (left to right) Nicole Mack, Misha Lavrov, Amanda Wachtel The Biostatistics Summer Undergraduate Research and Education (BSURE) Program hosts three students this year. Nicole Mack is a junior at NC State majoring in Statistics and Math Education, Amanda Wachtel is a junior at The University of Alabama majoring in Mathematics (Statistics Track)… Read more »

Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities

May 18, 2009 The 15th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Video Conference on Minority Health, Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities, will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Gillings School of… Read more »

Montpellier chosen for Phillips Ambassador award

  May 15, 2009 Elliot Montpellier Elliot Montpellier, an environmental health science student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a Phillips Ambassador for a summer and fall 2009 study abroad program in India. Phillips Ambassadors is a scholarship program offered through study abroad programs in the College of… Read more »

Hoyle, MD-MPH student, awarded prestigious summer training opportunity

May 13, 2009 Joseph Hoyle Joseph Hoyle, an MPH/MD student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and UNC School of Medicine, has been selected to attend the Summer Institute in Geriatric Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in June. Medical students from all over the nation applied for… Read more »

A level of respect and responsibility I couldn’t have found elsewhere

May 08, 2009 Chinyere Alu Master’s student, maternal and child health, with global health certificate, 2008-present Peace Corps volunteer, Malawi, 2005-2007 Nigerian-born Chinyere Alu came to the U.S. with her family at age 11. As a high school student, she loved running, and she had begun to think that a career in physical therapy might… Read more »

Giving a voice to the poor

May 08, 2009 Marc Jeuland Doctoral student in environmental sciences and engineering (2004-Present) Peace Corps volunteer, Mali, 2001-2004 Water has always intrigued Marc Jeuland. His senior project at Swarthmore College was the construction of a wetland system that fed into a campus creek. Undergraduates in environmental studies still use the sand-and-gravel system to conduct research… Read more »