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NHLBI’s newly-released ‘Data Book’ outlines Hispanic, Latino health and lifestyle habits

Feb. 25, 2014 A comprehensive health and lifestyle analysis of adults from a range of Hispanic and Latino origins shows that this segment of the U.S. population is diverse, not only in ancestry, culture and economic status, but also in the prevalence of several diseases, risk factors and lifestyle habits. Data were derived from the… Read more »

Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms

Dec. 10, 2013 Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina. The study, published online Dec. 9 in The Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine, was… Read more »

Water and Health Conference draws cross-sector crowd to address water, sanitation, hygiene

Oct. 23, 2013 Five hundred people from 47 countries made their way to Chapel Hill Oct. 14-18 to attend the fourth annual Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Water Institute at UNC.   The diverse group of participants, which included global policy makers, researchers, implementers, funders and entrepreneurs,… Read more »

Dr. Weathers to serve on National Advisory Council on Migrant Heatlth

Andrea Weathers MD, MPH, DrPH, MCH Assistant Professor, has accepted the invitation of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Leavitt, to serve a 4-year term on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. The Council advises the Secretary on policies to increase the effectiveness of migrant health centers in delivering primary… Read more »

ESE’s Rick Luettich helps keep residents safe in coastal NC

  July 19, 2013 Researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are helping North Carolinians better prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms through the use of advanced computing technology and collaboration with local and state emergency managers. Dr. Rick Luettich (Photo by Dan Sears) Rick Luettich, ScD, developer of the Advanced Circulation… Read more »

Gillings student, lecturer win dissertation awards

July 18, 2013   Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, are recipients of the 2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 prize to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Shellie Ellis Ellis, doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Novel biostatistics methodology yields more efficient design and analysis of genomic studies

July 17, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health biostatisticians have developed a novel approach to analyzing genetic traits in large cohorts. The technique allows researchers to correctly evaluate the associations between genetic variants and disease traits when only the subjects with the highest or lowest trait values were selected in a sequencing study, thereby… Read more »

Adair selected for Center for Scientific Review study section

July 16, 2013 Dr. Linda Adair Dr. Linda S. Adair, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review’s Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement… Read more »

Researchers estimate more than two million die each year due to air pollution

July 12, 2013 More than two million deaths occur each year as a direct result of human-caused outdoor air pollution, a new study has found.Although others have suggested that a changing climate may exacerbate effects of air pollution and increase death rates, the study also shows that previous climate change has a minimal effect and… Read more »

School mourns loss of PHLP’s Mary Reid

  July 12, 2013 Mary Reid Mary Reid, program coordinator for the Health Care and Prevention concentration in the Gillings School’s Public Health Leadership Program, died June 30 after a brief illness. She was a woman of “delicate loveliness and serene demeanor,” her co-workers say, “but her gentle appearance belied an iron capacity to organize… Read more »