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Epidemiology News

Few women get enough exercise during pregnancy, study says

March 31, 2010 Fewer than 1 in 4 pregnant women meet physical activity guidelines set by doctors and health officials, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.Guidelines set by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2002 recommend pregnant women get 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise daily, or… Read more »

Meyer, adjunct professor, awarded for lifetime efforts to prevent birth defects

March 23, 2010 Dr. Robert Meyer Robert E. Meyer, PhD, adjunct professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received the National Birth Defects Prevention Network’s 2009 Godfrey P. Oakley Jr. Award.   The annual award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to the… Read more »

Geiger chosen to present School’s commencement address

  March 19, 2010 Dr. H. Jack Geiger The man credited with founding the nation’s first rural community health center – and inspiring a generation of public health leaders – will address the 2010 graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Human rights activist, physician and epidemiologist H. Jack Geiger will… Read more »

New study identifies risks, benefits of anemia drugs

March 02, 2010 Aggressive treatment of anemia with intravenous iron and drugs known as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) may lower the risk of death for dialysis patients with severe anemia – but also may increase the risk of death among patients with milder anemia, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study suggests.  … Read more »

U.S. children snacking more; junk calories leading the rise

March 02, 2010 Dr. Barry Popkin Children in the United States are snacking more than ever before on salty chips, candy and other junk food, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study led by Barry Popkin, PhD, and nutrition doctoral student Carmen Piernas.   Carmen Piernas The increase in snacking,… Read more »

Baric elected to American Academy for Microbiology

February 23, 2010 Dr. Ralph Baric Ralph Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the American Academy for Microbiology. He will be recognized at the Academy Fellows luncheon in San Diego on May 26, 2010.   The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership… Read more »

Brewer and Smith lead initiative to eradicate cervical cancer; NC Governor applauds plan

February 15, 2010 Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease.The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at preventing the disease through vaccination against human papillomavirus… Read more »

School mourns death of Dr. Jessie Satia

February 05, 2010 Dr. Jessie Satia With great sadness, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the death Feb. 4, 2010, of Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology and special assistant to the School’s dean for diversity. Dr. Satia, 39, died at her home in Chapel Hill after a long… Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

UNC study: Wives of deployed soldiers suffer more depression, sleep disorders

January 13, 2010 Dr. Alyssa Mansfield Wives of soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and other mental health conditions than women whose husbands are not deployed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the… Read more »