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Epidemiology News

New look at old study casts doubt on value of vegetable fats for heart health

February 08, 2013   A new analysis of data missing from a study that ended more than 40 years ago casts doubt on current dietary advice about vegetable fats and heart health.   The clinical trial, published online Feb. 5 in the British Journal of Medicine [pdf], shows that replacing saturated animal fats with linoleic… Read more »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

Cohen named ‘Tar Heel of the Year’ by News and Observer

January 02, 2013 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron Cohen, MD, professor of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has been named one of two “Tar Heels of the Year” by the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer. Cohen, who also is J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Grant will develop indicators of effectiveness for post-disaster recovery efforts

  December 14, 2012 A natural disaster devastates a community. In its wake, people return, aid comes in and rebuilding begins. But as lives, buildings and services are reconstructed, what benchmarks let everyone know that the recovery underway is effective?   Dr. Jen Horney That is the focus of a new study by Jennifer Horney… Read more »

School faculty members take lead in reporting America’s Health Rankings

December 14, 2012   Faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were instrumental advisers in the development and review of the recently released 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. First offered in 1990, the rankings analyze and report on the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.United… Read more »

Faculty members included on Best Doctors in America list

December 10, 2012   Fifteen physicians affiliated with Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are listed in the latest compilation of The Best Doctors in America® database.   Dr. Myron Cohen Dr. Alison Stuebe Dr. John Thorp Dr. Anthony Viera They include epidemiology professor Myron Cohen,… Read more »

Cohen to speak at Dec. 16 commencement

December 06, 2012 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, an acclaimed physician and researcher who has spent the last three decades studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, will deliver the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commencement address on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center in… Read more »

Siega-Riz to serve on NHLBI advisory board

December 03, 2012   Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and associate dean for academic affairs at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named for a three-year term as a member of the advisory council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of… Read more »

Olshan named to UNC Lineberger leadership post

November 27, 2012 Andrew F. Olshan, PhD, has been appointed UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s associate director of population sciences. Dr. Andy Olshan Olshan, professor and chair of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds other leadership roles at UNC’s cancer center, including serving… Read more »