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School’s HPM team places third in national health administration case competition

  February 28, 2011 (L-R) Emily Stallings, Andy Wilkinson, UAB presenter and Nathan Barbo pose during the case competition award ceremony. Nathan Barbo, Emily Stallings and Andy Wilkinson, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, won third prize at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health… Read more »

Public health alumnae produce TV documentary on environmental heroes

February 22, 2011 Three recent public health alumnae were part of a television documentary team that profiled North Carolina environmental heroes. The documentary airs Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m. on North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV).   Emily Brostek, Anna Gieselman and Lauren Poor, all of whom received Master of Public Health degrees in health… Read more »

Studying at UNC Public Health: What’s love got to do with it?

  February 13, 2011 Apparently, a good bit.   Around Valentine’s Day, we delight in the stories we’ve heard about couples who met, fell in love and made a lifetime commitment while they were students at Gillings School of Global Public Health. To all our other areas of global expertise – in air, water, infectious… Read more »

Paul wins UNC teaching award for distinguished post-baccalaureate instruction

  February 09, 2011 Dr. John E. Paul John E. Paul, PhD, clinical associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been recognized by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a distinguished teaching award for post-baccalaureate instruction.   The award, first given by the… Read more »

UNC’s 32nd annual Minority Health Conference addresses the promise of health equity

February 07, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Student Caucus will host its 32nd annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dr. Bonnie Duran The conference’s 13th annual William T. Small… Read more »

Infants perceived as ‘fussy’ are more likely to receive solid foods too early

January 28, 2011 A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers reasons why some mothers feed their infants complementary foods (juice, solids) before the infants are four months old, including the mothers’ perception that the infants are “fussy” and would be soothed by the introduction of complementary food…. Read more »

Ammerman blogs about her community garden project in Caswell County

January 12, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Public health faculty member Alice Ammerman, DrPH, and health behavior and health education master’s student Marian Sadler were guest authors recently for the blog, “Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond,” hosted by the UNC School of Government.   Ammerman is professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings… Read more »

12 public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 17, 2010 Twelve current and former undergraduates studying at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies.   Leah Vance Brittany Papworth The eight students recently inducted are Katherine Wesley Byerly, of Chapel Hill, N.C., senior health policy… Read more »

BIOS student selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in Singapore

December 09, 2010 Keith Funkhouser William K. “Keith” Funkhouser III, a double major in biology and biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as one of eight UNC undergraduates who will study in Asia next spring as Phillips Ambassadors.   Funkhouser, a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science… Read more »

Student-produced video on solar energy broadcast on UNC-TV

  December 09, 2010 Trent Johnson, health behavior and health education master’s student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is associate producer of “Going Solar,” a video report on the state of solar energy in North Carolina. The report was broadcast Monday, Dec. 6, on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.”   Master’s student Trent… Read more »