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Paerl featured in Science magazine

January 09, 2009 Hans Paerl An article in the Dec. 12 issue of Science magazine features the research of Hans Paerl, PhD. Paerl is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of marine sciences at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, N.C., and holds a joint appointment at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Broadcast of presidential inauguration to be available at School

January 09, 2009 Televised coverage of the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20 will be available for faculty, staff and students to watch at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Inaugural events will be displayed throughout the day on monitors in the atrium of Michael Hooker Research Center and in the Mayes Center… Read more »

Roytburd makes top score on health education exam

January 08, 2009 Katya Roytburd Katya Roytburd, MPH, has received the highest score in the nation on this fall’s administration of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Roytburd, project manager of a colorectal cancer screening study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, received her master’s degree from the Department of Health Behavior and Health… Read more »

Campus publication describes MD-MPH program in UNC schools of medicine and public health

January 07, 2009 The article, “Creating Better Doctors: the MD-MPH Program at UNC-Chapel Hill,” is authored by Drs. Russ Harris, Anthony Viera, Linda Kinsinger, and Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, who have joint affiliations with the two schools, and Dr. Georgette Dent, from the School of Medicine. It was adapted from an earlier article by the authors that… Read more »

Mayer-Davis named vice president of American Diabetes Association

January 05, 2009 Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, PhD, has been named vice president of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the organization has announced. Mayer-Davis is a professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School… Read more »

UNC Institute for the Environment and Duke co-host sustainable food seminar series

January 05, 2009 A new series of public lectures aims to give people a taste of sustainable food and how it can make a difference. Environmental staff and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University have collaborated to produce six seminars on sustainable food systems. The Robertson Seminars on… Read more »

Lambrew receives White House appointment in the Office of Health Reform

December 17, 2008 Dr. Jeanne Lambrew Jeanne M. Lambrew, PhD, Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been appointed by President- elect Barack Obama to be deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform. In that position, she will work with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Daschle.Lambrew, who co-authored a book… Read more »

New training program to improve quality of cancer care

December 17, 2008 A new two-year training program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will provide multidisciplinary training for pre- and postdoctoral researchers interested in the quality of care for cancer patients. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management manages the program. Dr. Peggy Leatt… Read more »

Leone recognized for service to HIV/STD care in North Carolina

December 16, 2008 <p”> Dr. Peter Leone Peter A. Leone, MD, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2008 Marty Prairie Award from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch. The award… Read more »

Behets receives Glaser Foundation grant for AIDS work in DRC

December 15, 2008 Frieda Behets, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to study best practices in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Behets will work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to increase the efficacy of… Read more »