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Epidemiology News

Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows

May 25, 2011 The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Quynh Nguyen Study authors from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health include Quynh Nguyen, lead… Read more »

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

May 24, 2011 Cancer patients may visit emergency departments when they experience medical problems, but little information is available about the frequency of or reasons for those visits. Annah Wyss, MPH A first-ever study of emergency room use by oncology patients in North Carolina was published in the May 23, 2011 online issue of the… Read more »

UNC’s minority health videoconference examines inequities as the basis for health disparities

May 24, 2011 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 17th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health, presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Health Project and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, will examine lessons learned from a quarter-century of health disparities initiatives.   Dr. Vic Schoenbach… Read more »

UNC’s Cervical Cancer-Free America convenes top experts to develop national prevention agenda

May 17, 2011 Launching nationwide this month, the Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) initiative to prevent and eradicate cervical cancer is moving ahead with plans to establish and strengthen diverse partnerships across the country to eliminate cervical cancer. The initiative is lead by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Progress in AIDS battle, thanks to UNC study

May 17, 2011 A UNC-led research study has made a major discovery in efforts to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Myron Cohen The large international clinical trial, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, epidemiology professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has found that treating HIV-infected individuals… Read more »

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 »