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Winners of global photography contest announced

Jan. 29, 2014 Administrators of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s photography contest, “Global Health Challenges and Opportunities,” announced the winning photographs this week. The contest, which ran in fall 2013, was judged by a Gillings School panel and through online voting that took place Nov. 18 to Dec. 2, 2013. The event was… Read more »

Frequent smoking in gay and lesbian movies may help LGBTs take up the habit

Jan. 6, 2014 The ways LGBT people are portrayed in the movies may contribute to higher rates of tobacco smoking among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study finds. Led by Joseph Lee, MPH, health behavior doctoral student at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Nutrition student teaches healthy eating habits to community in Ecuador

Dec. 11, 2013 Watching a student become a teacher is a teacher’s best reward. So says Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). Ammerman recently heard from Cate Parker, her former student in Nutrition… Read more »

Epidemiology students receive APHA grant to improve sexual health education on UNC campus

Dec. 2, 2013 Nadya Belenky, MSPH, and Diana Sanchez, MPH, epidemiology doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the American Public Health Association’s Advocacy on Campuses that Impacts Our Nation (ACTION) award to launch a semester-long sexual health-themed social media campaign called “Let’s Talk About It, UNC.” “Social media programs are… Read more »

MCH doctoral student gives talk at World Islamic Economic Forum

Nov. 18, 2013 Smisha Agarwal, first-year doctoral student in maternal and child health at the Gillings School, was an invited speaker at the ninth annual World Islamic Economic Forum, held in London Oct. 29-31. More than 2,600 leaders of business and politics, from about 20 countries, attended the conference, the theme of which was “Changing… Read more »

Sixteen students awarded Gillings Merit Scholarships

Oct. 30, 2013 Sixteen students at Gillings School of Global Public Health were selected as 2013-2014 recipients of the Gillings Merit Scholarships. The scholarship fund, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, was made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

Eight students receive Class of 2013 scholarships

Sept. 18, 2013   The Gillings School of Global Public Health’s class of 2013 presented eight scholarships to current students at an alumni event at the School on Sept. 11.   More than $10,000 was collected for the scholarships through a fundraising campaign managed by the class, including a $3,000 contribution from the School’s Alumni… Read more »

Blogs: an untapped resource for educating about smoking-related health risks in LGBT people

Sept. 18, 2013   A new study by a Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral student examined lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogs and found they spent little or no cyberspace addressing one of the community’s biggest health problems – smoking. Joseph Lee, MPH, health behavior student at the Gillings School, is author… Read more »

UNC honored for commitment to diversity

From UNC News… The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of 53 colleges and universities nationwide that were honored recently for commitment to diversity. Dr. Archie Ervin, UNC’s associate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs, accepted the award for the University recently from Minority Access Inc., a nonprofit education organization that supports… Read more »

High school football programs not using most effective heatstroke management measures, study finds

Sept. 6, 2013   Despite their awareness of the dangers of heatstroke, trainers in most high school football programs still do not employ the most effective measures to manage the condition.   These are the findings of a new study, “Exertional Heath Stroke Management Strategies in United States High School Football,” led by Zachary Kerr,… Read more »