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Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

UNC HIV prevention research named Scientific Breakthrough of the Year

  December 22, 2011 Share   The HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. Cohen is professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in the School… Read more »

School hosts visitors from Ukraine

December 14, 2011 Share   A delegation of nine people from Ukraine visited UNC on Dec. 14 to learn more about the United States’ higher education system. Their meeting at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was hosted by the School’s Office of Global Health. A delegation from the Ukraine met with faculty and… Read more »

UNC researchers aim to better predict success in HIV prevention clinical trials

December 08, 2011 Share   New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine, pharmacy and public health may help explain the failure of some recent clinical trials of prevention of HIV infection, compared to the success of others that used the same drugs. The study, published online Dec. 7… Read more »

Stamm awarded honorary Doctor of Dentistry from King’s College London

December 05, 2011 Share   Dr. John Stamm John W. Stamm, DDS, adjunct professor of epidemiology in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology and dean emeritus of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Dentistry degree from King’s College London… Read more »

Cohen receives award for contributions to HIV prevention research

December 01, 2011 Share   Dr. Myron Cohen Myron Cohen, MD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the GAIA Vaccine Foundation’s 2011 Hope is a Vaccine Award. Cohen also is J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine…. Read more »

Bradshaw, epidemiology researcher, selected as AICR fellow

November 20, 2011 Share   Dr. Patrick Bradshaw Patrick Bradshaw, PhD, postdoctoral epidemiology researcher at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the Marilyn Gentry Fellowship in Nutrition and Cancer, funded by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR). Bradshaw’s research interests center on identifying lifestyle characteristics, particularly modifiable ones such as… Read more »

Three in public health win postdoctoral research awards

  November 16, 2011 Share   Three postdoctoral students associated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the University’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, given in recognition of their promise as researchers. Kimberly Powers They are Kimberly Powers, postdoctoral fellow in the departments of epidemiology and medicine; Pengcheng Xun, research associate in… Read more »

No evidence for potential competition between human papillomavirus types in men

November 15, 2011 Share   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently recommended that teenage boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccines target the two most common types of the virus that cause cervical cancer: HPV 16 and 18. However, as more and more people are… Read more »

Troester receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk

October 26, 2011 Share   A UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at the organization’s seventh annual event in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 22-23. Dr. Melissa Troester (right) accepts her research funding award from Dr. Marc Hurlbert, executive director… Read more »