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Summer in Chapel Hill

July 13, 2009 Nathan Nickel, a third year doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, is staying in Chapel Hill this summer. Nathan is spending his time engaged in research with the Global Breastfeeding Institute at Carolina. An advocate of maintaining a healthy… Read more »

What is public health? This student will help you learn

July 10, 2009 Stephanie Baker, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is very busy this summer. She spends several days a week talking to middle school, high school, and college student groups about public health, career opportunities, and academic programs at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health…. Read more »

‘Environmental Heroes’ to air on UNC-TV

July 01, 2009 A documentary written and produced by students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Journalism and Mass Communications will air on Saturday, July 4 at 11 p.m. during the “North Carolina Visions” film festival on UNC-TV (North Carolina Public Television). The 22-minute program – “Environmental Heroes” –… Read more »

Sonia selected to present at APHA poster session

June 22, 2009 Michelle Sonia Michelle Sonia, 2009 graduate of the Master of Science in Public Health program in health policy and management, will present her research on early detection of breast cancer at the 137th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, Nov. 7-11, in Philadelphia, Pa. She is one of 19 students from… Read more »

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 »