September 13, 2019 “Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?”
Recognitions and Awards
September 4, 2019 Sara Wajda, assistant director of development on the advancement team at the Gillings School, has been named to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's 2019 '40 Under 40' list.
September 4, 2019 Dana Weston, a UNC Gillings alumna, has been the president and CEO of UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, North Carolina, since 2015.
August 23, 2019 As the Gillings School kicks off fall semester, incoming Master of Health Administration student Violetta Saldanha is ahead of the game. Over the summer, she was awarded the $40,000 HCA Corris Boyd Scholarship from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and HCA Healthcare.
August 22, 2019 Dr. Marissa Hall will design and evaluate pictorial health warnings for food products. Dr. Sarah Mills will model the public health impact of a national menthol cigarette ban.
August 15, 2019 Dr. Kurt Ribisl has been appointed as the inaugural Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor in Health Behavior. His appointment began June 1. Dr. Jo Anne Earp, for whom the professorship is named, is a nationally recognized health behavior researcher and educator.
August 9, 2019 Dr. Mark Holmes, professor of health policy and management at Gillings School and director of UNC's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services.
August 9, 2019 "Dr. Singh Ongechi’s innovative work consistently has contributed to the improvement of the health of vulnerable populations who are, at times, invisible," said Dr. Carolyn Halpern.
July 30, 2019 Sheila Leatherman, MSW, professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School, will receive the International Society for Quality in Health Care Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service Award this October.
July 30, 2019 Dr. Jonathan Oberlander has been named editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. The journal, established in 1976, is a bimonthly peer-reviewed publication that covers health policy and health law as they relate to politics