Student News

Nine from public health receive Graduate School’s Impact Award; other awards also presented to Gillings scholars

March 19, 2015 Students from the Gillings School of Global Public Health earned more than one-third of the 2015 Impact Awards presented by the UNC Graduate School. The awards, made possible by the Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognize graduate students for outstanding contributions to the state of North Carolina. The nine public health 2015 Impact… Read more »

Report reveals alarming lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities; outlines way forward

March 18, 2015 A new World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF report, released March 17, calls for immediate action to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries and outlines a way forward. Ryan Cronk and Dr. Jamie Bartram of The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina… Read more »

Academic research excursion project brings German students to Gillings School

March 18, 2015 Students in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, as well as students in the Health Economics and Management Program at the University of Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany, are studying to become experts of their respective health-care systems. A transatlantic partnership known as… Read more »

Nutrition major is a Fulbright Student, will study declining obesity rates in Japan

March 16, 2015 Lauren Toppin, a senior in the nutrition department at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Japan. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. While abroad, Toppin will represent the country as… Read more »

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 »