Posts Categorized: Epidemiology News

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

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 »

Department of Epidemiology Information Technology Manager Announced

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 »

March of Dimes honors Siega-Riz for work in maternal-fetal nutrition

  November 01, 2007 photograph, Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished achievement in research, education or… Read more »

Corbie-Smith selected to first class of eight Faculty Engaged Scholars at UNC

October 31, 2007 Eight faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were recently selected as the first class of Faculty Engaged Scholars at the university. In this two-year program, the scholars will learn how to connect their faculty work with the needs of a community, and they will apply their skills… Read more »

Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries

October 30, 2007 Most people in Africa and Asia are born and die without leaving a trace in any official records, giving policymakers and researchers little information on which to base public health decisions, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues say in a paper published Oct. 29, 2007, in the… Read more »

Team Epi-Aid collects data on HIV risk behaviors

October 22, 2007 Team Epi-Aid, an award-winning student volunteer organization at the School of Public Health, has been working close to home lately. On Sept. 29, volunteers were out in force at the N.C. Pride Festival in Durham, N.C., where they conducted an HIV risk behavior survey. Volunteers (l-r): Porter, Yaemsiri, O’Brien, Frantz, Lund, Anderson… Read more »

UNC and RTI International chosen to continue Evidence-Based Practice Center

  October 17, 2007 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has selected the RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center to be among 14 centers that will comprise the third iteration of its Evidence-Based Practice Centers program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in… Read more »

Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007 Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional… Read more »

Rockingham County, UNC chosen to participate in National Children’s Study

October 04, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected as a study center in the National Children’s Study, according to a National Institutes of Health announcement Oct. 4, 2007. The study, which the NIH calls the largest of its kind ever conducted in the United States, will measure the effects… Read more »

Maintaining weight after age 40 increases breast cancer survival

September 19, 2007 Women sometimes feel there’s nothing they can do to improve their chances of survival after a breast cancer diagnosis. But there is, according to scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other institutions. Don’t gain weight after age 40. A new study shows premenopausal women who gain more… Read more »