Posts By: kapow

Cai and Stewart to Serve as Officers for ASA Section

Cai and Stewart to Serve as Officers for ASA Section The American Statistical Association has announced the results of the ASA 2006 Annual Election of Officers. Jianwen Cai and Paul Stewart of Biostatistics have been elected to serve. Dr. Cai, Ph.D., a Professor in Biostatistics, will serve as Secretary/Treasury for the Biometrics Section, while Dr…. Read more »

UNC study to examine if nutritional supplements protect HIV-positive mothers, infants in Africa

UNC study to examine if nutritional supplements protect HIV-positive mothers, infants in Africa October 08, 2009 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $2.2 million grant to find out if simple nutritional supplements, fortified with micronutrients and essential fats, protect the health of HIV-positive women and their infants after… Read more »

ESE Welcomes Assistant Professor William Vizuete

ESE Welcomes Assistant Professor William Vizuete August 22, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering welcomes a new faculty member, Assistant Professor William Vizuete, Ph.D. in July 2005. Dr. Vizuete has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of… Read more »

SPH support in the face of tragedy

SPH support in the face of tragedy February 09, 2010 Written by Yulia Koltun, Senior-Nutrition, OSA Assistant November 2009A fire engulfed SunStone Apartments, located on Connor Drive off East Franklin Street, around 4:30am on Thursday, October 22, 2009. Firefighter crews from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham and New Hope arrived at the scene as 33 residents… Read more »

Lewis receives Graduate School’s Impact Award

Lewis receives Graduate School’s Impact Award M. Lewis Public Health Leadership student Meghan Lewis was among 13 Gillings School of Global Public Health students who recently received a 2013 Impact Award. Gillings students won nearly a third of the awards, which were presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the… Read more »

Giving a voice to the poor

Giving a voice to the poor May 08, 2009 Marc Jeuland Doctoral student in environmental sciences and engineering (2004-Present) Peace Corps volunteer, Mali, 2001-2004 Water has always intrigued Marc Jeuland. His senior project at Swarthmore College was the construction of a wetland system that fed into a campus creek. Undergraduates in environmental studies still use… Read more »

Brian Carroll presented his MSPH Technical Report oral defense on May 9

Brian Carroll presented his MSPH Technical Report oral defense on May 9 May 10, 2005 Brian Carroll presented his MSPH Technical Report oral defense on May 9th at 9:00am. Full details follow.A Dose-Response Assessment of Recreational Water Borne Microbes Causing Gastroenteritis Dose-response models were developed for nineteen gastroenteritis-causing microbes. Three dose-response modeling equations were used:… Read more »

Minority Health Conference addresses health inequality in the modern world

Minority Health Conference addresses health inequality in the modern world April 23, 2010 Dr. Robert Fullilove The 31st annual Minority Health Conference, “Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World,” was held Feb. 26, 2010, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C…. Read more »

Sacoby Wilson wins ELP Fellowship

Sacoby Wilson wins ELP Fellowship June 23, 2005 Sacoby Wilson (Ph.D., Ball Advisor) wins Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Fellowship for 2005. The ELP Fellowship is an innovative national program designed to build the leadership capacity of the environmental field’s most promising emerging practitioners. This two-year fellowship provides training, project funding and a vibrant peer network… Read more »

Women’s Health Report Card shows complexities, opportunities

Women’s Health Report Card shows complexities, opportunities 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… Read more »