Posts Categorized: Student News

Nineteen receive global health graduate certificates

June 10, 2008 Nineteen University of North Carolina students have received Graduate Certificates in Global Health this spring. The certificate program, administered by the School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health, prepares UNC residential graduate students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations around the world. The certificate complements currently enrolled graduate… Read more »

UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level

May 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Deborah Tate The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to explore how interactive digital games could be better designed to improve players’ health. Deborah Tate, PhD, will lead the study. UNC joins 11 other… Read more »

Nutrition Coalition teaches kids about healthy eating

May 12, 2008 UNC Nutrition Coalition Students from the UNC Nutrition Coalition recently gave a hands-on presentation to youngsters and their families at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science, introducing them to some ideas about healthy eating and teaching them to make healthy snacks. Coalition co-president Mia Chabot, Megan Dean, Stephanie Lu, Michelle Tulley and… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

May 07, 2008 Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child, according to a new report by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   Photograph, Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz,… Read more »

Farewell is also homecoming for globe-trotting graduate

May 07, 2008 For many students, commencement is a time to say farewell to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, for Nicole Bates, it’s more like coming home. photograph, Nicole Bates That’s because while she’s been working towards her DrPH in health administration over the past three years, Bates has been on… Read more »

Environmental sciences students win NOAA scholarships

May 06, 2008 Two rising juniors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Ben Edwards of Knightdale, N.C., and Ben Bogardus of Cullowhee, N.C., each will receive $8,000 in academic assistance during their junior and senior years. The Hollings… Read more »

Boston Marathon includes School of Public Health athletes

April 25, 2008 Several members of the School of Public Health community, including one fast-moving graduate student, modeled healthy behaviors recently when they participated in the 26-mile Boston Marathon on April 21. photograph, Marc Jeuland Environmental sciences and engineering doctoral candidate Marc Jeuland finished 15th overall and third among American men in a field of… Read more »

Health policy and administration junior inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 17, 2008 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted 125 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Kosha Rajesh Shah, a junior health policy and administration major in the School of Public Health, was among the inductees. This spring’s ceremony… Read more »

Pam Silberman honored with Ned Brooks Award

April 11, 2008   Pam Silberman, DrPH Pam Silberman , research associate professor in the School of Public Health’s department of health policy and administration, received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Ned Brooks Award for Public Service for helping to address the state’s major health and health care issues. The… Read more »