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Thomas to answer questions about H1N1 virus at science forum Thursday

May 11, 2009 A special Current Science Forum at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will take an in-depth look at the H1N1 virus, popularly known as “swine flu,” on Thursday (May 14) at 7 p.m. Dr. James Thomas James Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology… Read more »

Rogers elected vice president of International Commission on Occupational Health

May 07, 2009 Dr. Bonnie Rogers Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and the Occupational Health Nursing Program, has been elected vice president of the International Commission… Read more »

Rogers elected vice president of International Commission on Occupational Health

May 07, 2009 Dr. Bonnie Rogers Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and the Occupational Health Nursing Program, has been elected vice president of the International Commission… Read more »

Reclaimed water system goes into operation

May 06, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) have announced that the recently constructed reclaimed water system serving facilities on the University’s main campus is now in operation. Reclaimed water is being used in the cooling towers at the Gary R. Tomkins Chilled Water Operations… Read more »

Lauria and Thomas to receive School’s mentoring and teaching awards at Commencement

May 06, 2009 Drs. Jim Thomas (left) and Don Lauria will receive awards at Commencement. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will present two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Donald T. Lauria, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, will receive the… Read more »

Deshpande Foundation funds students’ public health efforts in India

May 05, 2009 Two teams of students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected by the Deshpande Foundation’s Innovators Program to lead projects in India this summer that address pressing public health needs in sanitation and reproductive health. Founded in 1996 by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande, of Andover, Mass.,… Read more »

UNC study: new approach promises greater success for predicting drug safety

May 04, 2009 Adverse reactions to drugs represent one of the leading causes of death in the United States. But there may be a way to predict which people are most likely to suffer a toxic side effect to a drug before they have even taken it. A study published online May 4, 2009, in… Read more »

UNC Rhodes scholars chosen for USA Today’s first team

April 29, 2009 Aisha Saad Rhodes Scholarship winners Aisha Ihab Saad and Elisabeth “Lisette” Yorke of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as members of USA Today‘s 2009 All-USA College Academic First Team. Saad is majoring in environmental health sciences in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

SPIROMICS Genomics and Informatics Center awarded to CSCC

April 27, 2009 The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics was selected by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a study looking at patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The contract spans… Read more »

ESE tied for 9th place in U.S. News and World Report rankings

April 23, 2009 Dr. Mike Aitken The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is one of the nation’s best environment/environmental health programs, according to U.S. News and World Report. The magazine ranks the best graduate programs each year. The School’s environmental sciences and engineering department ranks among the… Read more »