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Alumnus Paul Erwin named dean of UAB School of Public Health

May 22, 2018
Dr. Paul Campbell Erwin, 2009 alumnus of the Gillings School, has been selected as dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. Erwin, who will begin in that position on Aug. 1, currently is professor and head of the University of Tennessee (UT) at Knoxville Department of Public Health.

Gillings School’s 78th Commencement celebrates the Class of 2018

A story about a flippable “Open” and “Closed” restaurant sign and another about a gardener’s preference of red over pink flowers may seem innocuous enough on the surface, but they were offered as powerful allegories about systemic, institutionalized racism by the presenter of this year’s Commencement address for the graduates of the University of North… Read more »

Holliday, Simms, Samuel-Hodge win Gillings School awards for teaching, mentoring, public health achievement

April 21, 2018
Three faculty members have been selected to win the Gillings School’s prestigious awards for teaching, mentorship, research and service. They are Amanda Holliday (the Greenberg Award), Jeffrey Simms (the Larsh Award) and Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge (the Barr Award). The winners will be recognized at the School’s commencement on May 12.

Gillings PhD student receives Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Burcu Bozkurt, a PhD student in health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has received a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Now in its 20th year, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants… Read more »

Researchers conduct first quantitative analysis of water, sewer access disparities in 75 NC counties

April 16, 2018
A new study that examined access to water and sewer services in peri-urban areas suggests that two primary groups in North Carolina remain underserved: lower-income African-American populations and higher-income non-African-American populations.

Ammerman recognized by UNC Center for Public Service for engaged research in NC

April 15, 2018
Dr. Alice Ammerman (first on left) was honored recently with the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Provost’s Engaged Scholarship Award. Ammerman was recognized for engaged research with the Heart Healthy Lenoir project, a partnership to reduce heart disease in an area of North Carolina often referred to as the ‘stroke belt.’

Pam Haines, former nutrition faculty member, dies at 70

April 13, 2018
Dr. Pamela Sue Haines, nutrition professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for 25 years, died at her home in Hillsborough, N.C., on April 10. She was 70 years old.

UNC study suggests DNA methylation as potential biomarker for cervical dysplasia

April 6, 2018
A new study co-authored by researchers in the UNC Gillings School is among the first to assess DNA methylation of imprinted genes as a potential biomarker for the progression of cervical dysplasia.

Expert commentary illuminates differing mental health needs among unique displaced populations

March 28, 2018

Dr. Dilshad Jaff, a Baghdad-trained physician with extensive experience in international conflict zones, responds to a briefing document from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Adimora, Margolis awarded distinguished professorships

March 22, 2018
Drs. Adaora Adimora and David Margolis, both professors of epidemiology at the Gillings School, have been named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors. The five-year professorship is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the UNC School of Medicine.