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Epidemiology News

UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer

October 16, 2008 Andrew Olshan, PhD, professor and chair of the Epidemiology Department in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma. Olshan is also the leader of the… Read more »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

UNC and N.C. roles expanded in landmark children’s health and development study

October 03, 2008 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has expanded the role played by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a long-term, wide-ranging study of the nation’s children. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD Barbara Entwisle, Ph.D., director of the Carolina Population Center, is the study’s principal investigator. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, associate… Read more »

Millikan awarded the Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professorship

Robert C. Millikan, DVM MPH PhD, has been awarded the Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Epidemiology, department chair, Andrew Olshan, PhD, has announced. Bob is the first to receive the Distinguished Professorship which was established in recognition of the significant contributions made by Barbara S. Hulka former Professor and Chair of the epidemiology… Read more »

Heart attack victims on Medicaid, from poor areas, face longer delays reaching hospital: study

September 25, 2008 People with Medicaid insurance and living in neighborhoods with lower household incomes appear less likely to reach the hospital within two hours of having a heart attack, according to a new study. Kathryn Rose, PhD Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health say patients tend… Read more »

New UNC laboratory to help track and control tropical diseases

September 25, 2008 Steven R. Meshnick, MD, PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has established a new Gillings Innovation Lab to track and map tropical infectious diseases such as malaria, using state-of-the-art molecular and demographic methods. Better information about the prevalence and location of diseases will help national… Read more »

Siega-Riz named epidemiology associate chair

September 18, 2008   Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, has been named associate chair of the Department of Epidemiology, effective Oct. 1, 2008, department chair, Andrew Olshan, PhD, has announced. Siega-Riz, an associate professor of epidemiology and of nutrition, is head of the department’s reproductive epidemiology program and director of the reproductive, perinatal and… Read more »

UNC receives record $181 million grant to evaluate health, poverty and gender programs worldwide

September 08, 2008 Dr. Sian Curtis The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill up to $181 million to continue its MEASURE Evaluation project. Dr. Sian Curtis and Dr. Gustavo Angeles, faculty in the Department of Maternal and Child Health,… Read more »

Both pre-hospital and in-hospital delays affect stroke care, UNC researchers show

August 21, 2008 Dr. Kathryn Rose Stroke patients who can’t recall when their symptoms started or do not arrive at the hospital in a timely manner cannot be considered for medications proven to help reduce the impact of stroke but which must be given within a certain time after the stroke occurs, University of North… Read more »

UNC study shows link between spanking and physical abuse

August 19, 2008 Mothers who report that they or their partner spanked their child in the past year are nearly three times more likely to state that they also used harsher forms of punishment than those who say their child was not spanked, according to a new study led by the Injury Prevention Research Center… Read more »