Health Behavior News

Ammerman blogs about her community garden project in Caswell County

January 12, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Public health faculty member Alice Ammerman, DrPH, and health behavior and health education master’s student Marian Sadler were guest authors recently for the blog, “Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond,” hosted by the UNC School of Government.   Ammerman is professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings… Read more »

Student-produced video on solar energy broadcast on UNC-TV

  December 09, 2010 Trent Johnson, health behavior and health education master’s student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is associate producer of “Going Solar,” a video report on the state of solar energy in North Carolina. The report was broadcast Monday, Dec. 6, on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.”   Master’s student Trent… Read more »

School leads development of America’s Health Rankings

December 09, 2010 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH, director of the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the scientific advisory committee for United Healthcare Foundation’s rankings of health by state. The 2010 findings were released this week. The state rankings, used by… Read more »

Barboriak, Gerringer complete leadership program

December 06, 2010 Dr. Kathy Barboriak Cheryl Gerringer Kathy Barboriak, PhD, and Cheryl Gerringer are among 18 graduates of UNC’s University Leadership Education and Development (U-LEAD) program, a nine-week course of study offered by UNC Human Resources’ Training and Talent Development unit.   Barboriak, assistant dean for information technology at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Peers for Progress receives $5 million to provide peer counseling for Hispanics with diabetes

December 02, 2010 Dr. Ed Fisher The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF) Peers for Progress program, led by University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Edwin Fisher, PhD, has received a $5 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). The grant will fund a three-year demonstration project to… Read more »

Lawrence Green, author and public health expert, visits UNC to discuss practice-based evidence

December 02, 2010 Renowned author and public health expert Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health on Tuesday, Nov. 30, to speak to faculty members and students about “Bridging the Evidence Gap: If We Want More Evidence-Based Practice, We Need More Practice-Based Evidence.”… Read more »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

Foshee receives $1.2 million CDC award to study prevention of adolescent dating violence

October 21, 2010 Dr. Vangie Foshee Vangie A. Foshee, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant of nearly $1.2 million to evaluate a program aiming to prevent psychological, physical and sexual dating abuse by adolescents who have been exposed to domestic violence…. Read more »

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students

October 06, 2010 Ten graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the inaugural Gillings Student Merit Scholarships. The scholarships were established to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential.   Top row (L-R): Rudra, Allaire, Gellert, Moss, Lesesne; Second row (L-R): Newkirk, Kasrawi, Erber, Harkins, Hahn… Read more »