You’ve probably heard of Zika fever in the last few weeks. It’s a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquito bites. Allison Aiello, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She’s also an expert on how viruses travel through populations.
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Todd A. Nicolet, PhD, associate dean for operations at the UNC School of Government, has been named senior associate dean at the Gillings School. For Nicolet, it’s a homecoming. He worked at the Gillings School from 2001 to 2007, initially providing project management for the “CDC Responds” webcast series and eventually serving as manager of the online instruction group and associate director of Instructional and Information Systems.
The Master of Healthcare Administration program at the Gillings School has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the CAHME/Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education. The award, co-presented by Cerner and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), is the first national award to acknowledge excellence in graduate healthcare management systems education with a focus on the development of managerial competency in using information for performance improvement.
“In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice” is the theme of UNC’s 37th annual Minority Health Conference, to be held Friday, Feb. 26 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Gillings School and the School’s Minority Student Caucus will host the event, which in years past has drawn more than 600 people to see its two keynote lectures live and many more to take part in streaming webcasts. Learn more at minorityhealth.web.unc.edu and register online by Friday, Feb. 12.
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