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Epidemiology News

Board of Trustees approves two new department chairs in the School of Public Health

August 23, 2006 The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of two academic chairs in the School of Public Health, both of whom are long-term, internationally renowned faculty members at UNC. Andrew F. Olshan, PhD, will lead the department of epidemiology, and Michael D. Aitken, PhD, will direct the department… Read more »

Cheryl Stein and Daniel Westreich Win Awards

April 07, 2006 Cheryl Stein and Daniel Westreich, both PhD students in the Department of Epidemiology, were recently honored at the 7th Annual UNC Women’s Health Research Day .Cheryl received the McMahon Young Invesitgator Award, awarded in memory of Dr. Michael J. McMahon (MPH, EPID, 1995), UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, to a young… Read more »

Epidemiology Student Wins 3rd Place

April 07, 2006 Congratulations to Danielle Rentz who won 3rd place for the Student Paper Prize from the Congress of Epidemiology Conference. Her paper is titled “Temporal Trends in the Occurrence of Child Maltreatment in Military and Non-Military Families.” In June, she will present her paper at the Conference in Seattle.For further information please contact… Read more »

Wide variety of physical activities may protect teens against risky behavior: study

April 02, 2006 New research out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that physically active adolescents are not only improving their health – they also are decreasing the chance that they will get into trouble.Among teens who fare well are skateboarders, particularly regarding their self-esteem and despite a lack of wide… Read more »

Cheryl Stein Wins Kaplan Award

March 06, 2006 The Kaplan Student Publication Award, sponsored by the Epidemiology Section of the SPH Alumni Association in honor of Dr. Bert Kaplan, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, recognizes an exceptional paper written by a student during his/her work within the program. The student must be first author on a paper accepted for publication in… Read more »

Satia Appointed Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity

January 03, 2006 Jessie Satia, PhD, MPH, will return to the School of Public Health on Jan. 1, 2006, as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity. Dr. Satia served on the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty from January 2002 to April 2004 as Assistant Professor of Nutrition. From April… Read more »

Changes to Master’s Programs Effective Fall 2006

December 20, 2005 In order to conform to new CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation standards, many master’s programs in the School of Public Health will be revised. A minimum of 42 credit hours is now required for professional master’s degrees. Although both Department of Epidemiology master’s programs were designed to be 2… Read more »

Heather Keenan Receives Injury Research Award

November 30, 2004 The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to announce that Heather Keenan, MCDM, MPH, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2004 Susan P. Baker Student Research Paper Prize. Her winning submission was entitled “A population-based study of inflicted traumatic brain injury in young children.”Dr. Keenan completed her PhD in May… Read more »

Alumna Honored

July 06, 2004 UNC alumna and adjunct faculty Dr. Maria Injs Schmidt, of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, was awarded the highest distinction in Science, Culture and Art in Brazil for 2004, in the category of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt received the Conrado Wessel prize for her innovative research… Read more »

Kristen Kucera Receives Impact Award

March 16, 2004 Congratulations to Kristen Kucera, PhD student! Kristen has been selected by The Graduate School to receive an Impact Award. This competition, which is sponsored by The Graduate School’s external Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognizes outstanding research, by graduate and professional students at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which especially… Read more »