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Epidemiology News

UNC, Vanderbilt discover new live vaccine approach for SARS and novel coronaviruses

November 12, 2012 Scientists may have found a way to cripple the ability of the deadly SARS-coronavirus to cause disease in animals. The key lies in actually using the virus’ rapid mutation abilities against itself.   The findings by researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in… Read more »

Thomas to lead MEASURE Evaluation, UNC’s largest grant program

November 08, 2012 Dr. Jim Thomas James C. Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has been appointed director of MEASURE Evaluation, a project within the Carolina Population Center (CPC).   In 2008, the United States Agency for International Development… Read more »

School researchers to present at ScienceWriters Conference 2012

October 24, 2012   Two members of the epidemiology faculty at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are presenters at the 2012 ScienceWriters Conference, held Oct. 26 – 30 in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Dr. Ralph Baric Dr. Steve Wing Ralph Baric, PhD, professor, will discuss “New vaccines I: Synthetic biology and the fight… Read more »

AJPM paper addresses exertional heat illness and death among high school athletes

October 23, 2012 A study led by UNC doctoral student Zachary Kerr analyzes the causes of exertional heat illness and death among high school athletes and lists measures that can be taken to help prevent them. Zachary Kerr Kerr is a graduate research assistant in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology…. Read more »

Cohen elected to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2012 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields… Read more »

Myron Cohen to deliver December commencement address

October 09, 2012 Dr. Mike 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 speak at December Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside at the Dec. 16 ceremony at 2… Read more »

Robert Millikan, cancer researcher, gentle colleague, dies Oct. 7

October 09, 2012     Dr. Millikan’s former students, colleagues and friends have begun a fund in his honor, to be housed within his home department, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.You may contribute to the fund in one of three ways: Talk personally with one of the School’s gift… Read more »

Robert Millikan, cancer researcher, gentle colleague, dies Oct. 7

October 09, 2012     Dr. Millikan’s former students, colleagues and friends have begun a fund in his honor, to be housed within his home department, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.You may contribute to the fund in one of three ways: Talk personally with one of the School’s gift… Read more »

NIH environmental health research grant renewed for eighth time, continues legacy begun in 1971

October 05, 2012 The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has renewed one of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health research and training grants, recognizing the School’s ongoing innovation and leadership. UNC’s program, Biostatistics for Research in Environmental Health, supports 23 doctoral and five postdoctoral scholars in biostatistics, epidemiology and environmental sciences and… Read more »

Caregiver input helps asthmatic children stick to their medicine regimens

September 27, 2012 Asthmatic children do a better job of taking their medications if their caregivers are included in decision-making, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Karin Yeatts Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is… Read more »