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UNC researchers find MSG use linked to obesity

UNC researchers find MSG use linked to obesity August 14, 2008 People who use monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are more likely than people who don’t use it to be overweight or obese even though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie intake, according to… Read more »

Every day was amazing

Every day was amazing May 08, 2009 Chris Deery Master’s student, maternal and child health, 2007-2009 Peace Corps volunteer, Niger, 2003-2005 Chris Deery joined the Peace Corps a year after completing his undergraduate degree in American studies. “Some people talk about how hard it was for them to adjust to a new culture,” he says…. Read more »

Ringing in the holidays!

Ringing in the holidays! November 27, 2009 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant   Elizabeth sets up the buffet Giving students a head-start on the holidays, the SPH Undergraduate Council held its first ever Thanksgiving potluck on Sunday, November 22, 2009. About ten students from the departments of Health Policy and Management, Environmental Sciences… Read more »

New study adds further guidance about when to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV

New study adds further guidance about when to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV September 26, 2011 Share   One of the key decisions faced by people living with HIV — and by their health care providers — is when to start treatment. Some recent studies have found that starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) earlier… Read more »

SPH student experiences: a semester in Southeast Asia

SPH student experiences: a semester in Southeast Asia September 02, 2009 <div”> By J. Wood   <div”> <div”> Julia Wood takes a cooking class in Bangkok, Thailand. A semester in Southeast Asia transformed my understanding of that region of the world. I look back on the five months I spent there and cannot even begin… Read more »

Preventing risks to women, children and families is at the heart of public health

Preventing risks to women, children and families is at the heart of public health May 16, 2012   UNC’s maternal and child health department has a long history of field work aimed at preventing problems related to pregnancy, prenatal health, infant feeding problems, and maternal safety and health. Maternal and child health chair Dr. Herbert… Read more »

Grant to help North Carolina improve public health service quality nationwide

Grant to help North Carolina improve public health service quality nationwide Chapel Hill, NC – North Carolina received a $449,590 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve the quality of public health and prepare for national public health accreditation. The grant will be administered by the University of North Carolina School of… Read more »

Crawford-Brown and Andrews featured speakers at Friday Center’s Spring 2006 Program

Crawford-Brown and Andrews featured speakers at Friday Center’s Spring 2006 Program January 30, 2006 ESE Professor Douglas Crawford-Brown and Joint Professor Richard (Pete) Andrews will present lectures during the Friday Center’s Spring 2006: Energy and the Environment seminar series.Crawford-Brown will present “What Can North Carolina Learn from England in Tackling Energy and Climate Change?” on… Read more »

Ramalingam, biostatistics undergraduate, wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Ramalingam, biostatistics undergraduate, wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship April 15, 2010 Hari Ramalingam Sendhilnathan “Hari” Ramalingam, a junior majoring in biostatistics and biology, is one of three UNC students selected for the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious for undergraduate study.   The awards go to outstanding college sophomores and juniors who intend… Read more »

UNC-SRP Center Director participates in panel discussion with Birnbaum, Congress

UNC-SRP Center Director participates in panel discussion with Birnbaum, Congress December 09, 2011 James Swenberg, UNC-SRP Center Director, participated in a panel discussion with NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum and U.S. Representative David Price highlighting the benefits of Federally-funded research at the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, NC. Swenberg emphasized the close collaboration between UNC… Read more »