Posts Categorized: Epidemiology News

Grant will develop indicators of effectiveness for post-disaster recovery efforts

  December 14, 2012 A natural disaster devastates a community. In its wake, people return, aid comes in and rebuilding begins. But as lives, buildings and services are reconstructed, what benchmarks let everyone know that the recovery underway is effective?   Dr. Jen Horney That is the focus of a new study by Jennifer Horney… Read more »

School faculty members take lead in reporting America’s Health Rankings

December 14, 2012   Faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were instrumental advisers in the development and review of the recently released 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. First offered in 1990, the rankings analyze and report on the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.United… Read more »

Faculty members included on Best Doctors in America list

December 10, 2012   Fifteen physicians affiliated with Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are listed in the latest compilation of The Best Doctors in America® database.   Dr. Myron Cohen Dr. Alison Stuebe Dr. John Thorp Dr. Anthony Viera They include epidemiology professor Myron Cohen,… Read more »

Cohen to speak at Dec. 16 commencement

December 06, 2012 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, an acclaimed physician and researcher who has spent the last three decades studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, will deliver the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commencement address on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center in… Read more »

Siega-Riz to serve on NHLBI advisory board

December 03, 2012   Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and associate dean for academic affairs at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named for a three-year term as a member of the advisory council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of… Read more »

Olshan named to UNC Lineberger leadership post

November 27, 2012 Andrew F. Olshan, PhD, has been appointed UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s associate director of population sciences. Dr. Andy Olshan Olshan, professor and chair of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds other leadership roles at UNC’s cancer center, including serving… Read more »

UNC, Vanderbilt discover new live vaccine approach for SARS and novel coronaviruses

November 12, 2012 Scientists may have found a way to cripple the ability of the deadly SARS-coronavirus to cause disease in animals. The key lies in actually using the virus’ rapid mutation abilities against itself.   The findings by researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in… Read more »

Thomas to lead MEASURE Evaluation, UNC’s largest grant program

November 08, 2012 Dr. Jim Thomas James C. Thomas, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has been appointed director of MEASURE Evaluation, a project within the Carolina Population Center (CPC).   In 2008, the United States Agency for International Development… Read more »

School researchers to present at ScienceWriters Conference 2012

October 24, 2012   Two members of the epidemiology faculty at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are presenters at the 2012 ScienceWriters Conference, held Oct. 26 – 30 in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Dr. Ralph Baric Dr. Steve Wing Ralph Baric, PhD, professor, will discuss “New vaccines I: Synthetic biology and the fight… Read more »

AJPM paper addresses exertional heat illness and death among high school athletes

October 23, 2012 A study led by UNC doctoral student Zachary Kerr analyzes the causes of exertional heat illness and death among high school athletes and lists measures that can be taken to help prevent them. Zachary Kerr Kerr is a graduate research assistant in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology…. Read more »