May 22, 2013 The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has honored George Pink, PhD, with its Outstanding Researcher Award, presented May 9 during the NRHA’s 36th annual Rural Health Conference in Louisville, Ky.   Dr. George Pink Pink, Humana Distinguished Professor of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Mardel Chinburg, a student in the Public Health Leadership Program, was recently named a “Prevention Champion” by the Lane County(Oregon)  Public Health’s Prevention Program. Eight honorees were named as part of this year’s National Prevention Week, May 12-18.   An active prevention/public health advocate in Lane County for the last 30 years, Mardel is currently… Read more »

May 21, 2013 Dr. E.M. Foster Edward Michael Foster, PhD, professor of health care organization and policy at University of Alabama-Birmingham’s School of Public Health, died on May 14. From 2005 to 2011, Foster was professor of maternal and child health and of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

May 20, 2013 Drs. Morris Weinberger (left) and Jane Monaco Jane Monaco, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of biostatistics, and Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management, have received the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s highest awards for teaching and mentoring. The… Read more »

On March 25, 1013 eighteen participants, including SRP trainees, faculty and staff from UNC’s Gillings School of Public Health and NIEHS staff member Beth Andersen, took part in a Technology Development Boot Camp sponsored by the UNC SRP Research Translation Core and the Office of Technology Development.   Boot Camp participants learned how to translate… Read more »

May 15, 2013   A new study that utilizes a previous novel approach has revealed clues about certain chemical properties of air pollutants and their association with cardiovascular diseases.   Dr. Karin Yeatts The study applied quantitative ion character-activity relationships (QICAR) to estimate associations of human cardiovascular diseases with a set of metal properties commonly… Read more »

The Button Chair was created in 1998 as a tribute to all women – as well as their families, friends and support networks – who have battled breast cancer in North Carolina. Every button represents a unique story of courage and strength, each having belonged to a breast cancer survivor or someone who lost their… Read more »

L-R, Anna Schenck, Laura Gerald, and Dr. Sandra Greene, Professor of the Practice of Health Policy Sometimes, public health practice is a little like the electrical grid or the landing gear on an airplane – people don’t think much about it until it’s not there. They take for granted that water will be clean and… Read more »

May 08, 2013 Image courtesy of National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 15 million adults may be living with a lower respiratory ailment called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and that millions more may be unaware they have it…. Read more »

May 02, 2013 Camille McGirt and Madhulika Vulimiri were inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece. Rachel Holtzman was inducted into the Order of the Grail-Valkyries   McGirt was inducted for her innovation in health education among young women both locally and statewide. She is co-founder of Healthy Girls Save the World, a nonprofit… Read more »