NC Institute for Public Health News

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 »

Harrington to join NC Institute for Public Health

August 17, 2011 Share     Dennis Harrington Dennis Harrington, MPH, a 30-year public health veteran, will join the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to explore new ways to improve public health delivery throughout the state. Harrington recently stepped down from his role as deputy director of the N.C. Division of Public Health… Read more »

NC shares health systems lessons with the nation

July 21, 2011 Since 2004, North Carolina has been the only state in the U.S. to have mandatory public health department accreditation, requiring local departments to meet standards prescribed by the N.C. Division of Public Health. To date, 55 of the state’s 85 local health departments have completed accreditation.UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s… Read more »

REACH NC allows quicker, more efficient access to School’s experts

July 19, 2011 For nearly every public health challenge, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has a team of innovative scientists quickening the pace toward a solution. But how do other scientists, students, members of the media, business leaders, legislators and others learn more about what we’re doing? Until recently, those looking for detailed… Read more »

Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County

  June 08, 2011 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, has been named interim health director for Orange County, N.C., until the Orange County Board of Health identifies a permanent replacement for former director Dr. Rosemary Summers, who retired May 31.   Cilenti is deputy director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH),… Read more »

Michalak Award presented to Inman, Blackburn

L-R, Eunice Inman, Sarah Michalak, Robert Blackburn, Anna Schenck Eunice Inman, NC Division of Public Health Nurse Consultant, and Robert Blackburn, Accreditation Board Vice Chair, both received the Craig Michalak Award for Excellence from the NC Institute for Public Health. NCIPH Director Anna Schenck presented the award with Sarah Michalak, the late Craig Michalak’s wife,… Read more »

Officials test preparedness for nuclear plant accident

By Press Release, NBC17 County public health officials and the N.C. Center for Public Health Preparedness are teaming up to conduct a household survey of county residents who live in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant. Public health staff and selected volunteers will conduct randomly selected door-to-door surveys within… Read more »

US News and World Report releases its 2012 graduate school rankings

March 15, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health appears on several lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Notably, the School was ranked #2 overall in the nation for its master’s and doctoral degree… Read more »

Stevens receives Levine Award for public health service to North Carolina

February 15, 2011 Dr. Rachel Stevens accepts the Levine Legacy Award from N.C. State Health Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Engel. Rachel H. Stevens, EdD, RN, was presented with the Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award on Jan. 28 at the annual N.C. State Health Director’s Conference in Raleigh.   Named for former North Carolina State Health… Read more »

Schenck to lead NC Institute for Public Health and Public Health Leadership Program

January 24, 2011 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna P. Schenck, PhD, MPH, will become director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) and associate dean for public health practice at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective March 1. Schenck also leads the School’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP). “Anna’s leadership provides… Read more »