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Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007 Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional… Read more »

Jeno Bratts accepts Staff Excellence Award with humility, appreciation

September 13, 2007 Jeno Bratts accepts the Staff Excellence Award On Friday, September 7, Jeno M. Bratts, systems manager in Instructional and Information Systems at the School of Public Health, was honored as recipient of the School’s 2007 Staff Excellence Award. Bratts was presented with a framed certificate and monetary award at an afternoon reception… Read more »

New center expects to make clinical trials faster, cheaper, more reliable

September 07, 2007 Seeking better ways to design and conduct clinical trials, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has established a new Center for Innovative Clinical Trials. Faculty and other collaborators within the center will develop new methods of collecting and analyzing data from clinical trials, and then efficiently… Read more »

Bangdiwala invited to serve on Fulbright Senior Specialists Program committee

August 29, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, professor of biostatistics, has been selected to serve on the Public and Global Health Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The announcement was made by representatives of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), which administers the Fulbright Scholars Program…. Read more »

Ibrahim, Qu co-author UNC study, question FDA genetic-screening guidelines for cancer drug

August 28, 2007 Not everyone needs a genetic test before taking the cancer drug irinotecan, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should modify its prescription guidelines to say so, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Joseph Ibrahim, Ph.D., and Pingping Qu, Ph.D., of the UNC School of Public… Read more »

Kupper Article in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Dr. Lawrence Kupper, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, was the lead biostatistician and co-author of an article recently published in the August 1, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article, entitled “Child Maltreatment in Enlisted Soldiers’ Families During Combat-Related Deployments”, was featured on the front page of USA Today and… Read more »

Child abuse, neglect rise dramatically when Army parents deploy to combat

August 01, 2007 Confirmed incidents of child abuse and neglect among Army families increase significantly when a parent is deployed to a combat zone, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Dr. Sandra Martin and Dr. Lawrence Kupper, professors… Read more »

UNC receives Lance Armstrong Foundation grant to study head and neck cancer survivors

May 29, 2007 Treatment for head and neck cancer is particularly aggressive, affecting speech, swallowing, breathing and communication. A grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will fund research on the experiences of head and neck cancer survivors, so that health professionals can effectively manage the impact… Read more »