Each fall, new students bring their unique perspectives to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UNC Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows works to attract exceptionally talented graduate students from around the world to add their points of view to the campus conversation. Of the twenty-nine doctoral students who joined Carolina as Royster Fellows in 2015, seven attend the Gillings School.
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An editorial published in the Sept. issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes lauded a recent research study for pursuing the challenging task of examining limitations to the current cardiovascular disease events risk estimator. Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, is adjunct professor of health behavior at the Gillings School and professor of medicine at UNC’s School of Medicine. He is a co-author of the study in question along with Jamie Jarmul, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School.
“My career in global health actually began when I was taking care of AIDS patients in the mid-1980s, though I didn’t know it at the time,” said Carol Hamilton, MD, who currently directs scientific affairs in global health, population and nutrition at Durham-based nonprofit FHI 360. On Sept. 16, Hamilton shared her story at the inaugural event of the “GlobaLocal” Lunch Series, sponsored by the Gillings Global GatewayTM.
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has earned an “exceptional” rating from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for a major grant application associated with the center’s multidisciplinary research. The rating was given to UNC Lineberger’s application to the NCI for renewal of a five-year grant that supports multidisciplinary research and shared scientific core resources for hundreds of scientists and clinicians in addition to other key center functions. A number of faculty members from the Gillings School — including biostatisticians, epidemiologists, health behaviorists and others — are members and leaders at the cancer center.
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