Posts Categorized: Epidemiology News

Thomas to answer questions about H1N1 virus at science forum Thursday

May 11, 2009 A special Current Science Forum at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will take an in-depth look at the H1N1 virus, popularly known as “swine flu,” on Thursday (May 14) at 7 p.m. Dr. James Thomas James Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology… Read more »

Serving others leads to lasting love

  May 08, 2009 Ushma Mehta Doctoral student, nutritional epidemiology Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Darren Treml Associate biosafety officer, UNC’s Dept. of Environment, Health and Safety Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Ushma Mehta is slightly built. She speaks quietly and precisely and admits to being “serious.” As a Hindu who came to the U.S…. Read more »

Lauria and Thomas to receive School’s mentoring and teaching awards at Commencement

May 06, 2009 Drs. Jim Thomas (left) and Don Lauria will receive awards at Commencement. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will present two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Donald T. Lauria, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, will receive the… Read more »

UNC receives $2.7 million NIH grant to continue AIDS research training program

April 23, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. Dr. Ada Adimora Dr. Ada Adimora is principal investigator on the grant, which supports long- and short-term HIV/AIDS research… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have potential to benefit people across North Carolina and around the… Read more »

UNC study: young athletes most at risk of knee injuries reap big benefit from warm-up exercises

March 05, 2009 Pick an option: the prospect of months on crutches and a season on the sidelines, versus taking 10 minutes to do a short, simple, structured warm-up. For athletes, particularly school-aged athletes, the choice should be clear. What’s more, the choice appears to be even clearer for young players whose movements and biomechanics… Read more »

Researchers issue HIV goal: drug-free remission

March 05, 2009 A group of leading academic and industry scientists has issued a challenge to researchers studying HIV/AIDS: find a way to effectively purge latent HIV infection and eliminate the need for chronic, suppressive therapy to control the disease. “The Challenge of a Cure for HIV Infection,” published in the March 6, 2009 issue… Read more »

Miller receives award for excellence in post-baccalaureate instruction

March 04, 2009 Dr. Bill Miller, in St. Petersburg William C. Miller, MD, PhD, MPH, has been selected to receive a 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. The award for teaching post-baccalaureate students is one of nine administered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Office of the Provost to… Read more »

Long-term use of nutrient supplements may increase cancer risk

February 26, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially among smokers, according to a study led by Jessie Satia, PhD. The study, which also examined use of retinol, vitamin A, lycopene and lutein, appears in the February issue of… Read more »