March 10, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Pfizer Inc has made a gift of $225,000 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Program on Health Outcomes to support the program’s seminar series and Summer Outcomes Day events for the next three years. Dr. Bill Roper The first of six lectures for the spring… Read more »

  March 09, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Professions has awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a cooperative agreement to become the Southeast Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies.The agreement will provide $1.08 million to UNC’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research… Read more »

March 02, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – The National Institutes of Health today (March 2) announced that it was halting the active phase of a Women’s Health Initiative study of the effects of taking estrogen among postmenopausal women who had hysterectomies.Participating women received letters saying they should stop taking pills containing either the hormone estrogen or… Read more »

February 24, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Thirty-two minority public health officials from across the United States are learning how to manage in crisis situations through a new fellowship program, “Managing through Turbulent Times: The Kellogg Emerging Leaders in Public Health Fellowship.””We’re living in very turbulent times with what seems like a new public health crisis… Read more »

February 20, 2004 Margaret Dardess Dr. Margaret Dardess has been appointed interim dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health by Dr. Robert Shelton, the University’s executive vice chancellor and provost. Her appointment becomes effective March 15, 2004. Dardess joined the School of Public Health in January 2002 as… Read more »

February 13, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Child health experts widely agree that children should receive a wide range of preventive services to ensure normal development, but the statistics on a variety of health screenings are somewhat discouraging.Statistics show only about 75 percent of 2-year-olds nationwide are fully immunized, and fewer than half of parents receive… Read more »

January 23, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Improving care for people suffering from the degenerative condition known as Alzheimer’s disease is the goal of a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty member and colleagues who have received two grants totaling more than $600,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association and GlaxoSmithKline.The researchers plan to determine what… Read more »