Epidemiology News

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 »

Jeno Bratts accepts Staff Excellence Award with humility, appreciation

September 13, 2007 Jeno Bratts accepts the Staff Excellence Award On Friday, September 7, Jeno M. Bratts, systems manager in Instructional and Information Systems at the School of Public Health, was honored as recipient of the School’s 2007 Staff Excellence Award. Bratts was presented with a framed certificate and monetary award at an afternoon reception… Read more »

Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder

September 06, 2007 Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, especially for women from lower socio-economic situations, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and colleagues in Norway. In a long-term study of 100,000 pregnant Norwegian women, the researchers saw an unexpected increase… Read more »

School faculty and staff recognized for service to Humphrey Fellowship Program

August 29, 2007 Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have received teaching awards and another eight were recognized for their service as advisors to the 2006-2007 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, based in the UNC Department of Public Policy. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa,… Read more »

Worldwide distribution of cervical cancer virus is consistent with vaccine targets

August 01, 2007 Dr. Jennifer Smith The variety of human papilloma viruses that cause invasive cervical cancer cases worldwide are largely consistent across continents, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This finding means that prophylactic vaccines currently available against these two most prevalent types of human papillomavirus… Read more »

UNC Public Health students receive awards at International Conference on Global Health

June 20, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Peggy Bentley (second from left) with winning students HIV transmission risks, including violence, male circumcision and mother-to-child transmission was the focus of research presentations by three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public health students during the Global Health Council’s (GHC) 34th Annual International Conference on Global Health…. Read more »