Below are selected highlights from the last six months. Click on the images throughout this post for more information.
Happy new year!
Our School continues to be a major leader in practice and community health research.
Recognitions and appointments to prestigious committees
Alexandra Lightfoot, PhD
Lightfoot honored by APHA for community-based public health research
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, DrPH
Dilworth-Anderson, expert on aging, to join Global Council on Brain Health
Significant new grants (examples)
In spite of an increasingly competitive national scene, our researchers continued to do extremely well in competing for grants and contracts–~$145,000,000 in the last year. We’ve provided some examples, but see the news archives for many more. What’s really striking is that the research they are doing is global and local, spans the continuum from basic to implementation science and often involves interesting collaborations with other universities (e.g. NC State and Duke).
Stephen Hursting, PhD
Hursting receives National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award
Steve Meshnick, MD, PhD
Meshnick awarded $2M CDC grant to study Lyme disease in Rhode Island
(r-l) Laura Linnan, ScD, Jennifer Smith, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD
Three at Gillings School awarded NCI funding to study cancer disparities in African-Americans
Team from Gillings School chosen to evaluate maternal and newborn interventions in Ethiopia
Our outstanding students (one example)
Epidemiology, nutrition students honored by The Obesity Society
New partnership (examples)
UNC named by WHO as lead partner in global effort to save millions of lives
Research findings (examples)
Noel Brewer, PhD
Study finds sizeable minority of physicians do not strongly endorse HPV vaccine
Dorothy Cilenti, PhD
Study finds tension between patient-centered and medical home health care models for mothers on Medicaid
Ralph Baric, PhD
New SARS-like virus can jump directly from bats to humans, no treatment available
Many thanks to David Pesci, director of communications, and the rest of our wonderful communications team for all their work year round on our news stories, magazine and website.