February 25, 2013 An article in the Feb. 15 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describes 16 cases in the U.S. in which acute kidney injury followed a person’s ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids. Kelly Weidenbach-Vigil, doctoral student in health policy and management’s health leadership program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a… Read more »

June 27, 2012   Dr. Christine Rini A team of scientists, including Christine Rini, PhD, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reports that cancer rumors – such as the idea that one can get cancer from being in contact with a cancer patient – may affect health-related behaviors and medical decision-making. Rini… Read more »

August 17, 2011 Share     Dr. Jamie Bartram The Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, a new publication of the International Water Association (IWA), has presented its inaugural issue online. Developed in cooperation with The Water Institute at UNC, which is based in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, the journal… Read more »

October 06, 2010 Dr. Carol Golin Carol Golin, MD, has received a five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study effective ways to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among inmates in the criminal justice system. Golin, associate professor of health behavior and health education in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and of medicine… Read more »

Biostatistics PhD student Dustin Long has been selected as a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Tanner Teaching Assistants Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Long will be presented with his award at a banquet to be held at the Carolina Club on April 15, 2010. congratulations to Dustin for this wonderful and deserving honor!  

March 23, 2010 Dr. Rick Luettich Natural hazards and disaster expert Rick Luettich, PhD, has received a Science and Technology Impact Award from the Department of Homeland Security. Luettich, director and lead principal investigator of the department’s UNC-based Center of Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management, also directs the UNC Institute of… Read more »

October 30, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute for the Environment is hosting a symposium on solving the challenges of providing safe drinking water to the world’s population. The event, “Safe and Sustainable Drinking Water in Developing and Developed Countries: Where Science Meets Policy” will take place Nov. 5 and 6,… Read more »

July 31, 2008 A common vaginal infection may make women more susceptible to contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers have found. An analysis of 23 published studies, including data from more than 30,700 women from around the world, showed that women with… Read more »

June 10, 2008 Nineteen University of North Carolina students have received Graduate Certificates in Global Health this spring. The certificate program, administered by the School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health, prepares UNC residential graduate students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations around the world. The certificate complements currently enrolled graduate… Read more »

December 20, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, will receive the American Society for Nutrition’s Osborne and Mendel Award in recognition of outstanding recent basic accomplishments in nutrition. The award will be presented at the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology international meeting in San Diego, Calif., on April 6,… Read more »