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Epidemiology News

UNC study: common vaginal infection may increase risk of HIV infection

July 31, 2008 A common vaginal infection may make women more susceptible to contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers have found. An analysis of 23 published studies, including data from more than 30,700 women from around the world, showed that women with… Read more »

Three faculty members contribute to current AJPH

July 29, 2008 Articles by three University of North Carolina School of Public Health faculty members appear in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 8), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced today.   Photograph, Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, professor of health behavior and health education, is… Read more »

Some drugs increase risk of falling

July 09, 2008 Dr. Carri Casteel Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a list of prescription drugs that increase the risk of falling for patients aged 65 and older who take four or more medications on a regular basis. Carri Casteel, Ph.D., a research assistant professor with the Department… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health to help UAE assess environmental health risks

June 09, 2008 CHAPEL HILL, NC – The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a contract with researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country, one of the fastest developing nations in the world. UNC researchers will partner… Read more »

Department of Epidemiology Business Manager Announced

Victoria (Vicki) Moore joined the Department of Epidemiology as Business Manager on June 2, 2008. Since 2003, Vicki Moore had served as senior contract specialist at the UNC Office of Sponsored Research. Prior to that, she worked for six years as associate director for administration at the International Training in Health (INTRAH) program in the… Read more »

UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool

May 21, 2008 New research into the causes of cervical cancer appears to lend weight to the promise of a potential early detection method that could help prevent the disease. Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Smith According to a study involving scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)… Read more »

UNC SPH Department of Epidemiology Faculty Member gets highest faculty award

A UNC-Chapel Hill HIV/AIDS Doctor has received the school’s highest faculty award. Dr. Myron S. Cohen Director of the Center for HIV/STDs and Infectious Disease received the O. Max Gardner Award on May 9, 2008 from the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cohen is recognized as one… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

May 07, 2008 Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child, according to a new report by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   Photograph, Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz,… Read more »

Mental disorders in parents linked to autism in children

  May 05, 2008 Parents of children with autism were roughly twice as likely to have been hospitalized for a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, than parents of other children, according to an analysis of Swedish birth and hospital records by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues in the U.S…. Read more »