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ASPH Promotes “Certified in Public Health” Exam

In an October 2009 letter, leaders of the Associations of Schools of Public Health encouraged upcoming graduates to take the Certified in Public Health Exam. “We are at an important time in our history as large numbers of public health professionals are expected to retire in the next few years and it appears we have… Read more »

Fall 2009 minority student mixer

October 30, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Student AssistantThe 2009 Minority Student Mixer was held on Friday, October, 23, 2009 following the Fall 2009 SPH Graduate Program Open House. The event was sponsored by the Minority Student Caucus, a student-run organization that represents the diversity of the student body on issues affecting the… Read more »

GlobeMed GuluWalk

  October 30, 2009 By Y. Zamamiri Participants get ready for the walk! On October 24th, 2009, Chapel Hill participated in the 4th annual GuluWalk, a fundraising event aimed to promote the creation of opportunities for children in northern Uganda suffering at the hands of the Lord’s Resistance Army. About 30 students participated in this… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins second prize in NAHSE case competition

October 28, 2009 (L-R) Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar Presha Patel, Gregory Mascavage and Jessica Folmar, second-year Master of Public Health students in The Department of Health Policy and Management, have won second place in the 14th annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held during the National Association of Health Services Executives’… Read more »

Healthy Heels stir up the veggies!

October 26, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Student Assistant Members of Healthy Heels and Nutrition Coalition take the heat! Do as I say and not as I do? All too often, I find myself and other nutrition and public health students succumbing to the exact unhealthy eating habits we preach against, simply out… Read more »

UNC study: HPV vaccine hurts less than expected

October 21, 2009 Injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be no more painful than other shots that prevent disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The finding follows anecdotal accounts and news stories that have emphasized the potential side effects of the… Read more »

UNC preparedness center surveys attitudes about flu vaccine

October 15, 2009 Sue Naorungroj, epidemiology master’s student, prepares materials about H1N1 flu. The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Practice-Based Research Network to determine N.C. communities’ attitudes about influenza vaccination. The assessment was planned… Read more »

New online certificate offered in maternal and child health leadership

September 28, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health has announced an online certificate program available to working public health professionals. The Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Leadership is designed to provide practitioners with core knowledge, skills and competencies for promoting the health of women and… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

UNC certificate program graduates 500 students in first decade

September 17, 2009 Cassandra Thompson accepts her Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts from Senior Associate Dean David Potenziani in December 2008. The certificate education program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated a major milestone in August – the 500th graduate of the Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts program. The… Read more »