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April 23, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health has announced funding for five new Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), ranging from water testing in developing countries to mental health services in North Carolina. The projects were among 36 proposals submitted earlier this year by School faculty, in collaboration with many other individuals and organizations. Proposals… Read more »

April 07, 2008 Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say…. Read more »

March 24, 2008   A review of cancer screening studies shows that white women who are obese are less likely than healthy weight women to get the recommended screenings for breast and cervical cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health.The trend was not seen as… Read more »

March 04, 2008   Photo, Dr. Gerardo Heiss A follow-up study of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trial led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher, Dr. Gerardo Heiss, has found that women who were taking the combined hormone therapy of estrogen plus progestin may have an increased risk of… Read more »

February 13, 2008 Every year, millions of people are infected with noroviruses – commonly called “stomach flu” – often resulting in up to 72 hours of vomiting and diarrhea. While most people recover in a few days, the symptoms can lead to dehydration and – in rare cases, especially among the elderly and infants –… Read more »

February 05, 2008 Read more about Dean Rimer’s thoughts on the comencement speaker, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, in her Blog Monday Morning Monday Morning .   As May approaches keep abreast of all the Commencement Commencement activities.   Read more about Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum and McGill University McGill University . Wikipedia Read some information about Dr…. Read more »

January 23, 2008 Bangdiwala and LaVange (right) with University of Chile colleagues In 1998, a mid-winter trip to the southern hemisphere seemed like a hot idea to Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics, and so he accepted an invitation to help organize and teach in a summer school at the University of Chile at… Read more »

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Andrew Olshan, Chair Department of Epidemiology announced the appointment of David Kleckner as Information Technology Manager of the Department of Epidemiology, effective November 19, 2007. David is currently a member of the Department’s programming staff and as IT Manager he will be responsible for the leadership of the professional IT staff (programming and IT support)… Read more »