Posts By: Emily Wiggins

HB student wins American Heart Association fellowship

July 23, 2012   Stephanie Baker Stephanie Baker, doctoral student in health behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a two-year predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association, effective this month.   The award is intended to help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and… Read more »

Study finds 75 percent of Chinese adults at risk for diabetes or heart disease

  July 23, 2012   Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen More than three-quarters of Chinese adults have at least one risk factor for Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease, according to new data in a long-term study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and published July 19 in the journal Obesity. Rates of hypertension,… Read more »

UNC research featured at world’s largest AIDS conference

July 20, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to one of the most highly ranked HIV/AIDS programs in the country, with dozens of researchers across campus working toward new prevention strategies, reducing stigma, and finding a cure in the global fight against AIDS. Their expertise and wide-ranging findings will be… Read more »

Developing countries’ likelihood of meeting UN hunger targets by 2015? Less than 5 percent

July 19, 2012   Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen New research published online in The Lancet suggests that developing countries have a less than 5 percent chance of meeting the UN’s Millennium Development Goal target for the reduction of child malnutrition by 2015. The article analyzes trends in the weight and height of more than 7.7 million… Read more »

Child diabetes levels higher in China than in US, study finds

  July 05, 2012   A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found Chinese teenagers have a rate of diabetes nearly four times greater than their counterparts in the United States. The rise in the incidence of diabetes parallels increases in cardiovascular risk, researchers say, and is the… Read more »

School plays key role in launch of Lancet series on family planning

  July 10, 2012 Increasing access to family planning will play a central role in achieving United Nations targets for maternal health, eradication of poverty, education, and gender equality, according to a major new Series on Family Planning published July 10 by The Lancet. Dr. Herbert B. Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor… Read more »

School plays key role in launch of Lancet series on family planning

July 10, 2012 Increasing access to family planning will play a central role in achieving United Nations targets for maternal health, eradication of poverty, education, and gender equality, according to a major new Series on Family Planning published July 10 by The Lancet. Dr. Herbert B. Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and… Read more »

Key biomarker has new role in head and neck cancer

  July 09, 2012   Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have proposed a novel interpretation of an old biomarker which, if validated, fundamentally could transform the management of head and neck cancer. In a study released online in the British Journal of Cancer June 26, investigators at UNC showed that… Read more »

National Research Council committee suggests chemical safety working group

July 05, 2012 The U.S. Chemical Safety Board should plan ways to alert the chemical industry of safer manufacturing processes, according to a congressionally mandated report recently released by a National Research Council committee. Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson Jackie MacDonald Gibson, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering, served on the NRC’s “Inherently Safer… Read more »

HPM student selected as Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar

July 02, 2012   Jessica Broadus Jessica Broadus, rising senior in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected this spring as a 2012 Barbara Jordan Health Scholar. The Barbara Jordan Scholars Program provides opportunities for recent graduates and college seniors to work in congressional offices in Washington, D.C.,… Read more »