Epidemiology News

Vaccine for stomach flu may be possible, UNC research shows

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 »

Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum to give the commencement address

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 »

School celebrates 10-year collaboration with University of Chile School of Public Health

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 »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

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 »

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 »

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 »