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Epidemiology News

Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research Forum for HIV prevention study

April 18, 2012 For his groundbreaking research on treatment as prevention of HIV, Myron Cohen, MD, has received the top honor of the inaugural Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards. Dr. Myron Cohen Cohen is professor of medicine and microbiology in the UNC School of Medicine and of epidemiology at UNC Gillings… Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

Alumna honored for outstanding teaching at University of Texas

August 10, 2012   Shine Chang, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, recently was one of the first recipients of the new Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for University of Texas (UT) health institutions. She also was inducted into the UT Academy of Health Science Educators.   Chang is Distinguished Teaching Professor and… Read more »

Adults born during early years of US obesity epidemic uniquely prone to obesity, study finds

August 03, 2012   Despite recent reports that obesity in the U.S. appears to be leveling off, young adults who were born in the 1980s may continue to be burdened by increasing rates of obesity when compared to the rest of the adult population, according to a study published in the May 2012 issue of… Read more »

Poison center data play vital role in predicting methadone-related deaths

July 26, 2012   Nabarun Dasgupta A new report, published by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, shows that data from national poison control centers may provide the best indicator of deaths by methadone overdose in the United States. Methadone is an opioid linked to 30 percent of deaths attributed to prescription painkiller… Read more »

HPV vaccine does not encourage less common HPV strains, study finds

July 26, 2012 Dr. Jennifer S. Smith A new study led by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strengthens the argument for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in men. The research showed that the vaccine, which targets the two most common strains of the virus (HPV 16 and 18) likely would not cause… Read more »

Marshall selected as IPRC director

  July 26, 2012   Dr. Steve Marshall Stephen W. Marshall, PhD, has been named director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, effective Aug. 1. Marshall is professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and has an adjunct appointment in UNC’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science. He has… Read more »

Dad’s job may be linked to higher risk of birth defects

July 23, 2012   Dr. Tania Desrosiers Historically, women have been the focus of attention when it comes to prenatal care — and appropriately so. After all, they are the ones carrying the baby. But fathers-to-be are not off the hook. In a new study published July 9 in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, researchers at… Read more »

UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference next week

July 20, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to one of the most highly ranked HIV/AIDS programs in the country, with dozens of researchers across campus working toward new prevention strategies, reducing stigma, and finding a cure in the global fight against AIDS. Their expertise and wide-ranging findings will be… Read more »

HIV treatment produces economic returns through increased work and education

July 11, 2012   Dr. Harsha Thirumurthy HIV-infected adults who receive antiretroviral therapy often begin or resume productive work, and children living in households with infected adults who are on treatment are more likely to attend school than those in households with untreated adults, according to a review article published July 10 in the journal… Read more »