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Health policy and management senior named Luce Scholar

March 2, 2018
Leah Everist, an undergraduate health policy and management student at the Gillings School, has been selected as a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Everist will take part in a year-long internship in community preparedness and disaster response in Asia.

Epidemiology student featured in UNC IGHID report on reconciling guns and health

February 23, 2018
Doctoral student Josie Caves conducts research about intimate partner violence involving a firearm. “My research goal is to flesh out the circumstances where regulations can lower rates of violence,” Caves says.

CEHS researchers introduce youngsters to science through museum lab program

February 15, 2018
Dr. Alison Singer and doctoral student Katie Mulvaney led a Jan. 20 children’s workshop on pollution at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science.

Study finds self-collected specimens comparable to physician-collected specimens for STI screening accuracy

February 8, 2018
A new study in Nairobi, Kenya, found that self-collection of specimens was comparable to physician-collection for the screening of four sexually transmitted infections in a population of female sex workers.

Malone named 2018 Future Faculty Fellow

February 8, 2018
Tyler Malone, a first-year doctoral student of health policy and management at the Gillings School, has been named a 2018 Future Faculty Fellow by the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence.

Health indicators for newborns of breast cancer survivors may vary by cancer type

February 6, 2018
For breast cancer survivors, the risk of giving birth prematurely, and of other health concerns for their newborns, may depend upon the type of breast cancer they had, according to a study led by Dr. Hazel Nichols. The study was published Jan. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer.

Article by three Gillings researchers is Journal of Human Lactation’s top-read post for 2017

January 26, 2018
Three researchers linked with the Gillings School’s Department of Maternal and Child Health co-authored the Journal of Human Lactation’s most-read article of 2017. Their systematic review examined Step 3 of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, an outline for maternity practices that serves as the foundation for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

Chemotherapy before surgery found cost-effective in patients with advanced ovarian cancer

January 24, 2018
In the short term, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) was found to be more cost-efficient than primary surgery in women with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer. Additionally, NACT resulted in a greater boost to quality-adjusted life-years per patient.

Stillo honored for research with Journal of Public Health Management and Practice award

January 18, 2018
Frank Stillo, doctoral student in environmental sciences and engineering, was selected by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice as a student who ‘rocked public health’ in 2017.

Cozzo wins 2017 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award

January 17, 2018
Alyssa Cozzo, doctoral student in nutrition, has been named recipient of the 2017 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award. Dr. Campbell, pictured at left, was a leader in UNC cancer research who died of cancer in 2011.