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Epidemiology News

Taking folic acid does not reduce risk of precancerous colon tumors

June 05, 2007 Taking folic acid supplements does not reduce the risk of developing precancerous tumors in the colon and may even increase the risk, a new study has found. Photograph of Dr. Robert Sandler “We had great hope that folic acid would be a very cheap and effective agent to prevent large bowel adenomas…. Read more »

Sun exposure early in life linked to specific skin cancer gene mutation

May 30, 2007 Skin cancers often contain different gene mutations, but just how these mutations contribute to the cause of melanomas has been a mystery. A new clue comes from scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Their research indicates that early life sun exposure, from… Read more »

UNC receives Lance Armstrong Foundation grant to study head and neck cancer survivors

May 29, 2007 Treatment for head and neck cancer is particularly aggressive, affecting speech, swallowing, breathing and communication. A grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will fund research on the experiences of head and neck cancer survivors, so that health professionals can effectively manage the impact… Read more »

History of migraines associated with increased risk of retinopathy

  May 16, 2007 Middle-aged men and women with a history of migraine and other headaches are more likely to have retinopathy, damage to the retina of the eye which can lead to severe vision problems or blindness, than those without a history of headaches, according to a study from the University of North Carolina… Read more »

Commencement weekend: School of Public Health welcomes new alumni

May 15, 2007 Photograph of students lining up for commencement More commencement photographs   Despite darkening clouds that later delivered the downpour they promised, the lightheartedness of students lined up to enter Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12, seemed to make the world a brighter place. Joined by their families, friends and faculty from the… Read more »

Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.    

Coarse particulate matter in air may harm hearts of asthma sufferers, UNC study finds

May 09, 2007 Breathing air containing coarse particulate matter such as road or construction dust may cause heart problems for asthma sufferers and other vulnerable populations, according to a new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The researchers found that in people with asthma, a small… Read more »

Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows

May 08, 2007 Rates of abuse and neglect of young children in military families in Texas has doubled since October 2002, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows, raising concerns about the impact of deployment on military personnel and their families across the country. The study, published in the May 15, 2007… Read more »

Greenberg and Barr awards presented at Foard Lecture

May 02, 2007 The School of Public Health has announced the winners of its two highly prized annual awards.  Photograph of Dr. Susan T. Ennett Photograph of Dr. Aaron E. Blair Dr. Susan T. Ennett is the 2007 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Dr. Aaron… Read more »

School of Public Health students honored at this year’s Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony

May 02, 2007 Forty-nine students from the School of Public Health were among those honored at the 9th annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus. The event, sponsored by the Graduate School, was a celebration of the contributions made by graduate students… Read more »