Posts Categorized: Epidemiology News

UNC scientists to study pregnancy, obesity and breast cancer disparities

September 22, 2010 UNC scientists have received a five-year, $2.2 million grant to study how factors such as pregnancy and obesity may promote susceptibility to an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is more prevalent in young African-American women. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Breast Cancer and… Read more »

Landmark children’s health study launches in Durham County

September 15, 2010 Residents of Durham County, N.C., are encouraged to take part in the largest ever long-term study of children’s health and development undertaken in the United States.   Researchers soon will begin enrolling participants in the National Children’s Study, which will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of… Read more »

UNC, Children’s Hospital Boston develop iPhone app to report, receive drug safety news

September 15, 2010 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Children’s Hospital Boston have developed a new iPhone application to encourage health care professionals and patients to send and receive information about the use and side effects of prescription medications.   The application, “MedWatcher,” allows users to track the latest drug… Read more »

Public health alumna, McGill University innovator to speak at University Day

September 14, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community will celebrate its history as the nation’s first public university during University Day on Oct. 12, 2010.   Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum The theme of this year’s University Day convocation will be innovation and entrepreneurship. The featured speaker, Heather Munroe-Blum, PhD, is a highly… Read more »

AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than in blood

August 23, 2010 Dr. Myron Cohen The virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make HIV-1 in semen different than what it is in the blood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide

August 09, 2010   Spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the United States and worldwide according to a recent study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center. Dr. Desmond Runyan Lead author Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH, clinical professor of epidemiology at the UNC… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Horney invited to work with CDC on response to oil spill

June 24, 2010 Dr. Jennifer Horney Jennifer Horney, PhD, CPH, has been asked to join a team of experts to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Horney is research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health… Read more »