Epidemiology News

Use of herbal and other dietary supplements may have impact on cancer risk

June 15, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Certain herbal and specialty supplements may increase one’s risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers, while others may decrease the risk, according to a new study led by Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Researchers find genes associated with onset of puberty

  June 08, 2009 The genes that may cause a normal variation in the timing of female sexual maturation have been identified, according to a researcher at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and 38 other researchers from around the world. Their findings, published in the June issue of Nature… Read more »

H1N1 flu outbreak response, public health preparedness projects receive grants

May 20, 2009 The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center has announced five awards for public health preparedness efforts, including the response to the current H1N1 influenza outbreak. The center, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has awarded the grants to four UNC… Read more »

Thomas to answer questions about H1N1 virus at science forum Thursday

May 11, 2009 A special Current Science Forum at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will take an in-depth look at the H1N1 virus, popularly known as “swine flu,” on Thursday (May 14) at 7 p.m. Dr. James Thomas James Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology… Read more »

Serving others leads to lasting love

  May 08, 2009 Ushma Mehta Doctoral student, nutritional epidemiology Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Darren Treml Associate biosafety officer, UNC’s Dept. of Environment, Health and Safety Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 2000-2002 Ushma Mehta is slightly built. She speaks quietly and precisely and admits to being “serious.” As a Hindu who came to the U.S…. Read more »

Lauria and Thomas to receive School’s mentoring and teaching awards at Commencement

May 06, 2009 Drs. Jim Thomas (left) and Don Lauria will receive awards at Commencement. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will present two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Donald T. Lauria, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, will receive the… Read more »

UNC receives $2.7 million NIH grant to continue AIDS research training program

April 23, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. Dr. Ada Adimora Dr. Ada Adimora is principal investigator on the grant, which supports long- and short-term HIV/AIDS research… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have potential to benefit people across North Carolina and around the… Read more »

UNC study: young athletes most at risk of knee injuries reap big benefit from warm-up exercises

March 05, 2009 Pick an option: the prospect of months on crutches and a season on the sidelines, versus taking 10 minutes to do a short, simple, structured warm-up. For athletes, particularly school-aged athletes, the choice should be clear. What’s more, the choice appears to be even clearer for young players whose movements and biomechanics… Read more »