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U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Koh will speak at School’s May commencement

January 06, 2012 Share   Dr. Howard Koh Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present the commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. “Howard Koh is one of… Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

Meghan Lewis

December 27, 2011 Share   Master’s student Public Health Leadership Program Meghan Lewis Meghan Lewis says one of the highlights of her time at UNC was a summer 2011 practicum as a Public Health Leader in Practice with Cabarrus Health Alliance, in Kannapolis, N.C. Lewis worked with Barbara Sheppard, the program director of the Healthy… Read more »

Camille McGirt

December 27, 2011 Share   Undergraduate Health Policy and Management   Camille McGirt Camille McGirt spent the 2010-2011 academic year as an intern in Washington, D.C. “I met so many inspiring people [at the White House and on Capitol Hill],” she says. “I participated in several service projects and even helped with the First Lady’s… Read more »

Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies

  December 20, 2011 Share   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study reveals that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study, published online by… Read more »

School hosts visitors from Ukraine

December 14, 2011 Share   A delegation of nine people from Ukraine visited UNC on Dec. 14 to learn more about the United States’ higher education system. Their meeting at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was hosted by the School’s Office of Global Health. A delegation from the Ukraine met with faculty and… Read more »

Public health students produce videos on energy issues for UNC-TV

December 13, 2011 Share   Four health behavior and health education master’s students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have researched and produced two video programs that were broadcast Dec. 5 and 6 on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.” Chris Akiba, producer, and Carlee McConnell, associate producer, worked on a program about fracking for… Read more »

Four public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  December 05, 2011 Share   Kathryn (Kara) Singsank Four students enrolled in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They are Kori Leigh Brady and Zachary Ryan McCaw (biostatistics majors), Meaghan Casey O’Neal (health policy and management major),… Read more »

Bradshaw, epidemiology researcher, selected as AICR fellow

November 20, 2011 Share   Dr. Patrick Bradshaw Patrick Bradshaw, PhD, postdoctoral epidemiology researcher at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the Marilyn Gentry Fellowship in Nutrition and Cancer, funded by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR). Bradshaw’s research interests center on identifying lifestyle characteristics, particularly modifiable ones such as… Read more »

ESE students awarded EPA sustainable technologies grant

November 20, 2011 Share   A student team from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is among those at 45 schools nationwide to receive a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help design sustainable technologies. Abhinav Komandur and Alyson Malone examine bacteria in… Read more »