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Health behavior and health education department announces 2011-2012 capstone teams

April 13, 2011 Health behavior and health education students at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health spend a school year working with community organizations providing a public health service. The organization benefits from UNC expertise, and students acquire practical experience.   The school’s health behavior and health education department recently… Read more »

US surgeon general to speak at 2011 spring commencement

April 13, 2011   U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, United States surgeon general, will present this year’s commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus…. Read more »

UNC student wins prestigious Davis Projects for Peace award

March 22, 2011 Yu Zhou Yu Zhou, a UNC sophomore accepted into the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program next fall, has been named a winner in the 2011 Davis Projects for Peace initiative. Zhou, who will study biostatistics at the public health school, developed Young Scholars… Read more »

Repellent-treated clothing substantially reduces tick bites for outdoor workers, study finds

March 20, 2011 A pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health shows that a group of state water quality employees who wore clothing treated with a long-lasting insect repellent were bitten by ticks substantially less often than were their colleagues who used insect spray repellents… Read more »

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 www.usnews.com The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »

Beil receives award for outstanding achievement in dental public health

March 08, 2011 Dr. Heather Beil Heather Beil, PhD, December 2010 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been selected for the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health. As first place winner, Beil will… Read more »

Young adults with chronic illnesses have poorer educational and job outcomes

March 08, 2011 Young adults who grow up with certain chronic illness – including cancer, diabetes and epilepsy – are less likely than their healthy peers to graduate from high school, get a job and be self-supporting, according to a study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.Those who grew up with… Read more »

ESE undergraduate Mary Cooper elected UNC student body president

March 02, 2011 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s newly elected student body president is using her position as a platform to raise awareness of environmental issues and lead university efforts to make the campus more energy efficient.   Mary Cooper. Photo courtesy of The Daily Tar Heel. Mary Cooper, a junior majoring… Read more »

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 »