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Researchers find genes associated with onset of puberty

  June 08, 2009 The genes that may cause a normal variation in the timing of female sexual maturation have been identified, according to a researcher at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and 38 other researchers from around the world. Their findings, published in the June issue of Nature… Read more »

Exhibit, program to share history of local black community

June 05, 2009 Emily Eidenier holds a copy of her book about the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood in Orange Co., N.C. The research of Emily Eidenier, doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be featured in a new exhibit opening June 12 in the North Carolina… Read more »

Shea, pediatrician and climate change expert, featured in JAMA

June 03, 2009 Dr. Katherine Shea Pediatrician Katherine Shea encourages physicians to take advantage of opportunities to teach their young patients about how climate change can affect their health and futures in the June 3 edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in its “Medical News and Perspectives” section. Shea, MD, MPH,… Read more »

New book offers management lessons to public health professionals

May 28, 2009 Pictured (l-r) are co-authors Anne Menkens, PhD; Ed Baker, MD; and Janet Porter, PhD. Drs. Ed Baker, Anne Menkens and Janet Porter debuted their new collaboration, Managing the Public Health Enterprise, with a book-signing event on May 19 at the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Baker,… Read more »

Minority health videoconference to focus on educational inequities and health disparities

May 21, 2009 A distinguished panel of education and public health leaders will discuss ways to overcome inequities in education and health in a videoconference scheduled for June 9 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 15th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health will be broadcast live online June… Read more »

H1N1 flu outbreak response, public health preparedness projects receive grants

May 20, 2009 The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center has announced five awards for public health preparedness efforts, including the response to the current H1N1 influenza outbreak. The center, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has awarded the grants to four UNC… Read more »

Montpellier chosen for Phillips Ambassador award

  May 15, 2009 Elliot Montpellier Elliot Montpellier, an environmental health science student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a Phillips Ambassador for a summer and fall 2009 study abroad program in India. Phillips Ambassadors is a scholarship program offered through study abroad programs in the College of… Read more »

Halpern praised for mentoring doctoral students

May 15, 2009 Dr. Carolyn Halpern Carolyn Halpern, PhD, associate professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the UNC Graduate School’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring at the 2009 doctoral hooding ceremony on May 9. The award recognizes graduate faculty who provide outstanding support… Read more »

Lambrew, School alumna, selected to direct national Office of Health Reform

May 15, 2009 Dr. Jeanne Lambrew Jeanne Lambrew, PhD, will direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ newly established Office of Health Reform, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced May 11. Lambrew had been appointed deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform in December 2008. She will… Read more »

Hoyle, MD-MPH student, awarded prestigious summer training opportunity

May 13, 2009 Joseph Hoyle Joseph Hoyle, an MPH/MD student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and UNC School of Medicine, has been selected to attend the Summer Institute in Geriatric Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in June. Medical students from all over the nation applied for… Read more »