Posts By: kapow

Breastfeeding even more important for child health and survival during hurricanes, other emergencies

Breastfeeding even more important for child health and survival during hurricanes, other emergencies August 04, 2009 <p”> <p”> <p”>In an emergency – when electricity, clean water and infant supplies may be unavailable – breastfeeding becomes even more important than ever. That’s why public health advocates support the theme for the 2009 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW),… Read more »

Caribbean Health Leadership Institute to launch next year

Caribbean Health Leadership Institute to launch next year November 26, 2007 The School of Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health has announced a collaboration with the University of the West Indies to create the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute, a five-year, $2 million initiative to enhance health leadership and management capacity in the Caribbean…. Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the… Read more »

Michael Aitken to chair Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Michael Aitken to chair Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering August 23, 2006   Michael D. Aitken The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Michael D. Aitken, PhD as chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the School of Public Health. Aitken’s appointment will be effective… Read more »

Popkin to debut new book on obesity in January

Popkin to debut new book on obesity in January December 04, 2008 <p”> Dr. Barry Popkiin A new book by Barry Popkin, PhD, chronicles the worldwide rise in obesity, a phenomenon Popkin attributes more to technology, globalization, government policies and food industry practices than gluttony or sloth. <p”> <p”> In The World is Fat: The… Read more »

Nutrition Proudly Announces 2009-2010 Student Awards and Honors

Nutrition Proudly Announces 2009-2010 Student Awards and Honors <div”>   Vivian Ariail received the Dunlevie Honors Undergraduate Research Award. The Dunlevie Honors Awards recognizes undergraduates’ outstanding research and their proposals. Congratulations to Vivian and her advisor Dr. Melinda A. Beck. Melissa Asmar received the Dunlevie Honors Undergraduate Research Award. The Dunlevie Honors Awards recognizes undergraduates’… Read more »

Jon Hibbard

Jon Hibbard December 27, 2011 Share     Doctoral student Biostatistics 2011-2012 Fryer Fellow Hibbard (left), with Diane Fryer Medcalf Jon Hibbard started out as a mathematician, pure and simple. It’s a subject he loves.     But when one of his friends underwent a career change and began to work as a nurse, he… Read more »

School alumnus named NC Institute of Medicine’s vice president

School alumnus named NC Institute of Medicine’s vice president July 11, 2012   Dr. Adam Zolotor Adam Zolotor, MD, MPH, DrPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine, has been selected as the new vice president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM).  … Read more »