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HPM student receives inaugural White-Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research

  November 16, 2011 Share   Sarah Rutstein Sarah Rutstein, doctoral candidate in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and medical student at UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Kerr L. White and Edward Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research. The award… Read more »

Three in public health win postdoctoral research awards

  November 16, 2011 Share   Three postdoctoral students associated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the University’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, given in recognition of their promise as researchers. Kimberly Powers They are Kimberly Powers, postdoctoral fellow in the departments of epidemiology and medicine; Pengcheng Xun, research associate in… Read more »

HPM doctoral student selected to serve on American Journal of Public Health’s editorial board

November 04, 2011 Share   Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, doctoral candidate in health policy and management (HPM) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected to serve as the student member on the American Journal of Public Health’s (AJPH) editorial board. Kavalieratos’ yearlong term officially began on Nov. 2 after the… Read more »

Evans named new assistant dean for students

September 30, 2011 Share   Ms. Charletta Evans Charletta Sims Evans, MEd, has been named the new assistant dean for student affairs at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective Oct. 3.   “Charletta brings a wealth of experience to this position,” said Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs at the… Read more »

HPM student wins recognition for public health text

September 27, 2011 Share   Anand Kurup Anand Kurup, a student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s executive doctoral program in health leadership, was first prize winner in the public health section of the 2011 British Medical Book Awards. The distance-learning executive program is administered through the School’s Department of Health Policy… Read more »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

HBHE students inform public about danger of cell phone use while driving

September 26, 2011 Share   Graduate students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education developed and presented a public talk at the Chapel Hill, N.C.,Town Hall on Sept. 12, describing their research about the dangers of cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. Yael Filossof, doctoral… Read more »

HPM student selected for Holzworth Scholarship

  September 23, 2011 Share   Gift Kamanga Gift Kamanga, MSc, health policy and management (HPM) student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the School’s 2011 Donald and Jennifer Holzworth Merit Scholarship. The award is given to a UNC public health student in recognition of his or her potential to help… Read more »

Practice Pathways PHield Trip instructs, motivates first-year students

September 22, 2011 Share   When incoming master’s students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health stepped outside the classroom to visit a local health department during the first week of classes, they expected to learn about public health work at the county level. They expected to meet public health leaders and interact… Read more »

Statewide program helps mental health consumers quit tobacco, improve wellness

September 22, 2011 Share   Individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness are among the people most likely to smoke, with tobacco-related diseases a main cause of death for people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Yet, few services exist to help those wanting to quit smoking through the mental health system. Joseph… Read more »