School News

Two health policy and management alumni honored with Levine Awards

February 13, 2020
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has honored two health policy and management alumni, Evelyn Foust, MPH, and Belinda Pettiford, MPH, with the Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award for outstanding accomplishments and continued commitment to the cause of public health.

Chilean policies reduce purchases of unhealthy beverages by 24%: the first national evaluation of the impact of a front-of-the-package food label law

February 11, 2020
Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising, implemented in 2016, was the first national regulation to jointly mandate front-of-package warning labels, restrict child-directed marketing, and ban the sale in schools of all foods and beverages containing added sugars, sodium or saturated fats exceeding set thresholds (also called “high-in” food and beverages).

Kumar invited to join Africa CDC task force on health information exchange systems

February 11, 2020
In order to develop optimal policies and standards for health information systems across the African Union, Manish Kumar, MPH, has been invited to join the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)'s Health Information Exchange Task Force. Along with other subject matter experts, he will provide guidance on the effective collection, analysis and exchange of health data.

Herrera named health care hero by Triangle Business Journal

February 6, 2020
Alumnus Andrew Herrera has been selected to receive a 2020 Health Care Hero Award from the Triangle Business Journal for his leadership role at Curamericas Global and his commitment to improving community health in the Triangle and communities across the globe.

With $3.375 million in renewed funding, UNC to continue coordinating the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

February 5, 2020
Fifty-three cancer researchers from eight different academic institutions around the country met with federal agency partners in Chapel Hill recently to launch the next five years of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). In September 2019, the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded UNC-Chapel Hill $3.375 million over the next five years.