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US News ranks UNC Gillings #2 overall, #1 public

March 10, 2015 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been ranked the number two school of public health overall – and the number one public school of public health – by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings were released March 10. This marks the second consecutive rankings period… Read more »

Researchers find decline in preschoolers’ calorie intake in last decade, but urge watchfulness regarding recent trends

March 9, 2015 A study at UNC acknowledges progress in efforts to fight childhood obesity but suggests that researchers keep a close eye on recent dietary trends among preschool children. The study, “10-year beverage intake trends among U.S. preschool children: Rapid declines between 2003 and 2010, but stagnancy in recent years,” was published online March… Read more »

Health policy and management students win first place in national health care case study competition

March 6, 2015 Three graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health took first place on Feb. 27 in the ninth annual Health Administration Case Competition hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The contest offers graduate students a platform to apply what they have learned to an actual health… Read more »

More tobacco retailers in LGB neighborhoods may explain smoking disparities

March 5, 2015 Same-sex couples are more likely to live in areas that have high levels of access to tobacco products, according to researchers from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The study – “Is there a relationship between the concentration of same-sex couples and tobacco retailer density?” – published online March 5… Read more »

Unique partnership develops emerging global health researchers

March 3, 2015 Leaders at the Gillings School and the Gillings Global Gateway™ celebrate a 10-year partnership with FHI 360,  a nonprofit human development organization headquartered in Durham, N.C. We are pleased to reprint this blog post by Timothy Mastro, MD, DTM&H, FHI 360’s director of global health, population and nutrition. At FHI 360, cultivating… Read more »

Doctoral student receives award to advance her work in aging research

February 27, 2015 Heather Altman, MPH, has been named student recipient of the UNC Institute on Aging’s Gordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Award. Altman, a 1999 health behavior alumna of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is currently a student in the School’s executive Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program. She… Read more »

Start-up co-led by nutrition student wins $50,000 innovation prize

February 24, 2015 Seal the Seasons, a for-profit social enterprise co-founded by William Chapman, master’s student in nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, won the 2015 SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation Feb. 10. The contest, sponsored by the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) and SECU Foundation and administered by North Carolina… Read more »

Darity and Aiello to discuss minority health at UNC’s 36th annual student-led conference

February 20, 2015 “Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health” is the theme of UNC’s 36th annual UNC Minority Health Conference, to be held Friday, Feb. 27 at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, in Chapel Hill, N.C. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School’s… Read more »

Recent alum, Pepper, awarded for outstanding research on e-cigarettes

February 19, 2015 Jessica Pepper, PhD, postdoctoral research associate at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and 2014 alumna of Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. She will be recognized at a ceremony at the Society’s annual meeting April 22-25 in San Antonio, Texas. “Jessica is… Read more »

Four BIOS students win ENAR’s Distinguished Student Paper Award

February 16, 2015 Four biostatistics students at the Gillings School of Global Public Health were among only 20 selected for the Distinguished Student Paper Award, presented by the Eastern North America Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society. Guanhua Chen, PhD (now assistant professor of biostatistics at Vanderbilt University), Eunjee Lee (also in the UNC… Read more »