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Repellent-treated clothing reduces tick bites by 80 percent, study finds
Meagan Vaughn, PhD, recent epidemiology alumna of the Gillings School, and her mentor Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD, epidemiology professor, conducted a randomized double-blinded trial to determine whether clothing treated with a long-lasting tick repellent could protect outdoor workers in North Carolina from ticks. [Read more.]
The Water Institute at UNC, part of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will present the 2014 Water Microbiology Conference: Microbial Contaminants from Watersheds to Human Exposure, May 5-7 in Chapel Hill, N.C. More information and registration instructions are available online. [Read more.]
Westreich receives SER’s Early Career Award
Daniel Westreich, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Society of Epidemiologic Research’s Early Career Award. He will accept the award on June 26 at the Society’s 47th annual meeting in Seattle and will give a talk during the meeting’s plenary session on June 27. [Read more.]
Weber, Aelion honored at Foard Lecture
Awards established at the Gillings School to honor outstanding alumni and faculty members were presented on April 10 to Drs. Marjorie Aelion and David Weber. The presentation of the Barr and Greenberg awards preceded the 46th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture, delivered this year by drinking water expert and advocate Gregory Allgood, PhD. [Read more.]