Bartram chosen for lifetime achievement award by UK university

March 16, 2019
Dr. Jamie Bartram, alumnus of the U.K.'s University of Surrey, has won that university's Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to improving the lives of disadvantaged populations through improving water, sanitation and hygiene. Photo by Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill.

US News ranks Gillings School top public health school in a public university; tied for #2 among all schools

March 12, 2019
Once again, the Gillings School has been ranked by peer leaders as the No. 1 public school of public health – and No. 2 overall – in the nation. The 2020 rankings were published March 12 by U.S. News and World Report.

NIH continues funding for CSCC’s landmark study of Hispanic, Latino health in the U.S.

March 1, 2019
The Gillings School's Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center has been awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. The historic study is the largest-ever prospective epidemiological study of this diverse population.

Doctoral student awarded RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar Fellowship

February 27, 2019
Denise St. Jean, doctoral student in epidemiology, has been selected as one of 40 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Research Scholars from across the U.S. Scholars apply research in their fields to influence policy related to population health, health equity and advancing a “Culture of Health.”

UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

February 7, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Smith is a co-investigator for the USAID-National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine project.

Ramaswamy is co-lead of prestigious award to improve maternal care in Ghana

January 31, 2019
Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy will lead a project team that will scale up an innovative triage system to high-risk obstetric hospitals. Photo of maternity clinic in Ghana courtesy of USAID.

Improved training, learning opportunities would help to meet UN’s ambitious water, sanitation, hygiene goals

January 14, 2019
New research from doctoral student Karen Setty and Dr. Jamie Bartram could benefit the WaSH community by engaging multiple parties to develop a set of common global research priorities. Photo by Shawn/Creative Commons.

Top 25 hits in 2018: The year's most-read news stories

December 21, 2018
What news topics interested our readers in 2018? A look at our most-read articles suggests that our followers are interested, above all, in people’s stories and the good work they do.

Study identifies complex network of factors impeding health system reform in Iraqi Kurdistan

December 19, 2018
“This is an old, established system,” said co-author Dr. Dilshad Jaff. “To reform and change it requires a huge commitment, strong political will, courage – and time. It takes time to change behavior and mindset.”

Charles Weiss, longtime faculty member, benefactor, cultural enthusiast, dies at 100

December 19, 2018
Weiss and his wife Shirley established the Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship, a graduate fellowship that provides funding and an interdisciplinary environment in which students can engage with issues related to urban living.

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