Posts Categorized: Epidemiology News

Former faculty member Wagner wins AUPHA’s Graham Prize for health services research

April 28, 2011 Dr. Ed Wagner Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, alumnus and former epidemiology faculty member at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the 2011 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the highest distinction for health services researchers.   Funded by The Baxter International Foundation,… Read more »

School innovators selected for inaugural ‘Innovation + Inspiration’ awards

April 26, 2011 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced recipients of the inaugural Innovation + Inspiration Awards for faculty and staff members. Awardees are Ralph S. Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology; Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and nutrition; and Glenn Walters, PhD, director of the… Read more »

Olshan, Rusyn serve on NRC committee on formaldehyde

April 21, 2011 A panel of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council has finalized a report evaluating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessment of formaldehyde, a chemical commonly used in industry and medicine throughout the world. The report found that many conclusions reached by the EPA were sound and appropriate. However, the panel… Read more »

Prenatal exposure to certain pesticides may negatively impact children’s cognitive development

April 21, 2011 Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that exposure during pregnancy to a family of pesticides called organophosphates may impair child cognitive development. The findings are published in the April 21 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.From 1998 to 2002, the Mount… Read more »

Graduate School announces Impact Awards and other honors for public health students

April 13, 2011 North Carolinians will know more about what contaminates their well water, what happens to mothers exposed to medical radiation, and why asthma rates are high in schools near industrial hog farms, thanks to the work of graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. These and other outstanding projects… Read more »

US surgeon general to speak at 2011 spring commencement

April 13, 2011   U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, United States surgeon general, will present this year’s commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus…. Read more »

Harris awarded UNC’s Ferrell Prize

April 08, 2011 Dr. Russ Harris Russ Harris, MD, MPH, has been awarded UNC’s 15th annual John Atkinson Ferrell Prize and Lectureship. Harris is professor in UNC’s School of Medicine, adjunct professor of epidemiology in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the public health school’s health care and prevention concentration.  … Read more »

Kids with asthma need more help with inhalers, UNC study says

March 29, 2011 Dr. Karin Yeatts Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly, according to a new study co-authored by Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   While children have more success with newer inhaler designs, at best only one… Read more »

Repellent-treated clothing substantially reduces tick bites for outdoor workers, study finds

March 20, 2011 A pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health shows that a group of state water quality employees who wore clothing treated with a long-lasting insect repellent were bitten by ticks substantially less often than were their colleagues who used insect spray repellents… Read more »

New partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

March 16, 2011 The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.   This… Read more »