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Epidemiology News

November 03, 2009 Dr. Melissa Troester Melissa Troester, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Avon Foundation. Troester, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead a study titled “Characterizing… Read more »

October 21, 2009 Injections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appear to be no more painful than other shots that prevent disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The finding follows anecdotal accounts and news stories that have emphasized the potential side effects of the… Read more »

October 16, 2009 Dr. David Richardson David B. Richardson, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was appointed by President Obama on Oct. 14 to the White House Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. Richardson said he looks forward to joining… Read more »

October 15, 2009 Sue Naorungroj, epidemiology master’s student, prepares materials about H1N1 flu. The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Practice-Based Research Network to determine N.C. communities’ attitudes about influenza vaccination. The assessment was planned… Read more »

October 06, 2009 Daughters of women exposed to a common chemical found in some plastics while they were pregnant are more likely to have unusually aggressive and hyperactive behaviors as 2-year-olds, according to a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Joe… Read more »

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

September 14, 2009 UNC public health alumni (left to right) Drs. Brenda Edwards, Deborah Winn and Eric When Deborah Winn, PhD, began her public health graduate studies in epidemiology, she had not yet identified a research area that inspired her. “I was a graduate student shopping around for a dissertation topic,” says the 1980 University… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Dr. Andrew Olshan Throughout his two decades of studying head and neck cancers, Andrew Olshan, PhD, has uncovered information that has helped physicians treat and possibly prevent the disease. Treatments for these cancers can dramatically affect function and put patients in the distressing position of learning to talk, eat, swallow or even… Read more »

September 14, 2009 Dr. Jeannette Bensen North Carolinians can help make scientific history and advance cancer research by enrolling in the groundbreaking new UNC Health Registry funded by the University Cancer Research Fund. In doing so, they’ll be part of a whole new research effort aimed at determining how best to treat and support those… Read more »

September 14, 2009 As an epidemiologist, Jennifer S. Smith, PhD, looks for risk factors that affect our health. As a behavioral scientist, Noel Brewer, PhD, tries to understand how people make health decisions. From those different perspectives, both researchers provide important weapons in the fight against cervical cancer. Every year, about 12,000 women in the… Read more »