June 05, 2012   Dr. Amy Herring Amy H. Herring, ScD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Award on June 5 at the Washington Statistical Society annual dinner, held at RTI International in Washington, D.C. The Statistical Society and RTI jointly sponsor the award…. Read more »

  May 31, 2012 UNC’s National Health Equity Research Webcast (formerly known as the Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health) will be held Tuesday, June 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. This year’s topic is “Social Determinants of Health Disparities: Moving the Nation to Care about Social Justice.” Dr…. Read more »

May 31, 2012   A UNC-led team has identified a protocol that prevents the transmission of HIV, the AIDScausing virus–a feat once considered an impossible dream. In a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-funded study of 2,000 couples, epidemiology professor Dr. Myron Cohen and colleagues found starting antiretroviral therapy in infected partners with relatively… Read more »

  May 22, 2012     Biostatistics professor Amy Herring (left) with master’s student Katie Garcia More North Carolina women are getting mammograms and colonoscopies, but fewer are receiving first-trimester prenatal care.   Those are some of the findings of the Center for Women’s Health Research’s (CWHR) 2012 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, which… Read more »

  May 22, 2012     Biostatistics professor Amy Herring (left) with master’s student Katie Garcia More North Carolina women are getting mammograms and colonoscopies, but fewer are receiving first-trimester prenatal care.   Those are some of the findings of the Center for Women’s Health Research’s (CWHR) 2012 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, which… Read more »

May 17, 2012   Dr. P.K. Sen and wife Gauri Sen Jelly jars filled with wildflowers and dried herbs atop burlap tablecloths. Hay bales cushioning baskets of locally grown fruits and vegetables. A five-star meal made all the better by the guests’ awareness of where all the food was grown or raised–within 50 miles of… Read more »

May 16, 2012   Eating right for better health is a good idea based on good science.   We have good evidence that eating fruits and vegetables, watching weight and treating diabetes are critical to good health. Those data are changing policies and practices worldwide.   Alice Ammerman: Motivating children and teens to eat healthful… Read more »

  May 16, 2012     Dr. Jennifer Smith, Dr. Peggy Bentley (holding Anneliese Bell) and former N.C. state health director and Gillings Visiting Professor Dr. Leah Devlin conduct prevention activities locally, across the state and around the world. The epicenter of public health is prevention–vaccinations to avoid diseases, hand washing to stop germs from… Read more »

  May 16, 2012   Changing human behavior, combined with increased monitoring of environmental exposures, can help prevent cancer.   Many preventable cases of cancer happen because human behavior is so difficult to change. With cervical cancer, for instance, nearly 100 percent of cases could be prevented using available tools, including vaccination against the human… Read more »

  May 14, 2012 The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant by The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The funding supports CGBI to translate action-oriented research and program theory into practice and develop an environment in which more women… Read more »