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UNC researchers ask: Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

October 17, 2011 Share   If one of your legs is shorter than the other, your risk of knee or hip pain may increase, some researchers suspect. Dr. Joanne Jordan Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, and Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, have studied this surprisingly common condition and recently received a $3.5 million grant from the Centers… Read more »

Afghan minister visits to discuss global health issues

October 12, 2011 Share   Dr. Faiz Kakar, sixth from left, visits with student and faculty members involved in global health issues. Faizullah Kakar, PhD, Afghanistan’s Minister for Advising the President on Health Affairs, met Oct. 11 at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with global health leaders from the UNC schools of public… Read more »

UNC researcher to co-lead new esophageal cancer network

October 07, 2011 Share   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher is one of five co-principal investigators in a new collaborative network established to study genetic determinants of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Nicholas Shaheen Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor of epidemiology… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

New UNC Center for Diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities

September 29, 2011 Share   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $3 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to establish the UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR). The center’s mission is to reduce diabetes-related disparities among poor… Read more »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

New study adds further guidance about when to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV

September 26, 2011 Share   One of the key decisions faced by people living with HIV — and by their health care providers — is when to start treatment. Some recent studies have found that starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) earlier is better. Now a new study led by researchers at the University of… Read more »

Leaders from Chinese CDC visit UNC to explore possible collaborations

  September 23, 2011 Share   School leaders and the Shanghai delegation Six delegates from Shanghai, China, met with faculty leaders at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Sept. 19 to discuss possible research and educational collaborations, including student and faculty exchange programs and distance education opportunities. Members of the delegation, who work… Read more »

Licensing programs reduce deaths among youngest drivers but could do more to help older teens

September 15, 2011 Share   Do graduated driver’s licensing programs save lives? The answer is a resounding “Yes” for younger teen drivers (16- to 17-year-olds), according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, they say that research is needed to improve these programs for older teen drivers (18- to 19-year-olds)…. Read more »

2011 Department of Epidemiology student awards announced

  Dr. Andrew Olshan, Chair Department of Epidemiology, announced the recipients of the 2011 Department of Epidemiology student awards. The awards will be presented at the Tryroler Lecture on October 5th at 3:30pm in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium (HC0001). Award recipients are as follows: Ghassan Hamra, 2011 Sidney Kark Award for Distinguished Teaching… Read more »