Health Behavior News

New UNC Center for Diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities

September 29, 2011 Share   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $3 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to establish the UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR). The center’s mission is to reduce diabetes-related disparities among poor… Read more »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

HBHE students inform public about danger of cell phone use while driving

September 26, 2011 Share   Graduate students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education developed and presented a public talk at the Chapel Hill, N.C.,Town Hall on Sept. 12, describing their research about the dangers of cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. Yael Filossof, doctoral… Read more »

Practice Pathways PHield Trip instructs, motivates first-year students

September 22, 2011 Share   When incoming master’s students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health stepped outside the classroom to visit a local health department during the first week of classes, they expected to learn about public health work at the county level. They expected to meet public health leaders and interact… Read more »

HBHE student selected for Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program

September 20, 2011 Share   Elaine Lo, second-year Master of Public Health student in health behavior and health education (HBHE) at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for the Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program, sponsored by the American Evaluation Association. Lo is one of six awardees from a variety of disciplines… Read more »

Eng receives ASPH/Pfizer award for excellence

September 19, 2011 Share   Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2011 Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice. The award recognizes faculty members from accredited ASPH-member… Read more »

Brewer selected for 2011 Hettleman Prize

September 14, 2011 Share   Dr. Noel Brewer Noel Brewer, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education in the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the 2011 Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at… Read more »

Powell Hammond selected as White House Fellow

September 07, 2011 Share   Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named to the 2011-2012 class of White House Fellows, the White House announced today. Powell Hammond, of Norfolk, Va., is also a member of… Read more »

Gillings Merit Scholars selected (2011)

September 07, 2011 Share   Fifteen students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2011-2012 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

UNC, NC community colleges partner to prevent cancer

August 04, 2011 As many as half of all cancer deaths can be prevented by not smoking, reducing exposure to smoke, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active; and researchers have identified specific programs, also known as evidence-based interventions (EBIs), that help people change these health behaviors.Public health researchers are working with all 58… Read more »