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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 »

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 welcomes new faculty members, announces promotions

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… 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 »

New understanding of cell metabolism yields promising target for new lymphoma therapies

July 03, 2012   A research team led by scientists at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that two interrelated metabolic processes – involving sugar utilization and fatty acid synthesis – contribute to cell proliferation in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells.   The finding is significant in… Read more »

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

October 06, 2011 James Swenberg, UNC-CEHS 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 and NIEHS, and discussed their environmental health research, training opportunities,… Read more »

Special CEHS RFA for one 50K pilot project targeting FIRG

October 06, 2011 The CEHS announces the availability of funding for one special pilot project that will target new ideas/proposals from the Flexible Interdisciplinary Research Groups (FIRG). The CEHS will fund one pilot project of $50,000, for a one-year period. The deadline for proposals is Friday September 30 (5:00 pm). We request that you contact… Read more »

Swenberg, Brostrom selected for Greenberg and Barr awards

April 19, 2010 James A. Swenberg, DVM, PhD, and Richard Brostrom, MD, MSPH, have received two of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni.   Swenberg, recipient of the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Brostrom, selected for the Harriet Hylton… Read more »

School’s Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility to co-sponsor DNA Day events

April 22, 2009 DNA ‘ambassadors’ reach out to North Carolina high school students Young scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and nine other institutions are preparing to fan out to more than 100 high schools across the state this Friday (April 24) for the latest annual DNA Day commemorations. DNA Day… Read more »