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Epidemiology News

UNC study will test therapies to eradicate HIV infection

September 04, 2009 Researchers from the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases have received $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test new therapeutic agents that may eradicate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Dr. David Margolis David Margolis, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in the UNC… Read more »

UNC study to examine whether paying girls to attend school reduces HIV risk

August 31, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study if monetary incentives and community mobilization can help prevent young women in South Africa from becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Dr. Audrey Pettifor Audrey Pettifor, PhD,… Read more »

Siega-Riz promoted to professor of nutrition and epidemiology

August 20, 2009 Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s departments of epidemiology and nutrition, the School has announced. The promotion was effective Aug. 1. Siega-Riz has been a member of the UNC public health faculty since 1998, when… Read more »

He, nutrition faculty member, receives promotion

August 20, 2009 Dr. Ka He Ka He, MD, ScD, has been promoted to associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology, with tenure, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The promotion is effective Sept. 1, 2009. “Dr. Ka He is a creative and talented researcher and a dedicated teacher,” says June Stevens, PhD,… Read more »

Timothy Mastro, MD elected as a member of the American Epidemiological Society

  Timothy Mastro, MD, FACP, DTM&H, Group Director of Global Health, Population & Nutrition, has been elected as a member of the American Epidemiological Society (AES), a select society that provides a scientific forum for senior epidemiologists. Epidemiology is the study of disease distribution and the determinants of health and disease risk in human populations…. Read more »

UNC researchers receive grant to protect NC food supply, advance homeland security

  August 11, 2009 How long does it take for authorities to recognize an outbreak of foodborne disease, determine what caused the illness, recall the affected foods and examine the geographic distribution of contaminated products? The time could be much shorter, thanks to a new project being developed through an award from the Institute for… Read more »

Physician trust, early screening reduces disparities for prostate cancer

July 31, 2009 Men who have a regular, ongoing relationship with a health care provider are more likely to receive prostate cancer screening and less likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, regardless of their race, according to a University of North Carolina study published in the current issue of the journal Cancer. Dr…. Read more »

UNC awarded $3.5 million to study HIV transmission prevention among newly infected

July 30, 2009 A team of researchers from the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases has received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study HIV prevention methods among people with acute HIV infection (AHI). Dr. William Miller Dr…. Read more »

UNC injury research center receives $4.8 million award from CDC

July 23, 2009 The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $4.8 million in renewed funding from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Carol Runyan Carol Runyan, PhD, professor of health behavior and health… Read more »

Students work to improve health status of Nicaraguans

July 16, 2009 Four graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are spending the summer in Nicaragua as part of a collaborative project between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine, nursing and public health and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua – Leon (UNAN). The students… Read more »