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Philip Singer tapped to receive National Water Research Institute Award

May 23, 2006 Dr. Philip C. Singer University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health Professor Philip C. Singer will be the 13th recipient of the National Water Research Institute’s (NWRI) acclaimed Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. The NWRI announced this week that the award will be… Read more »

UNC partners with Hispanic youth to launch Spanish-language radio show

May 08, 2006 A grassroots radio program produced by Hispanic youth for the Hispanic community is set to launch June 2, and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are a part of the action.Radio Pa’lante (pronounced pah-LON-tay), which means “let’s roll” in Spanish, is a weekly teen-produced public affairs and music… Read more »

Clean water global concern for School of Public Health

May 08, 2006 Water flowing from faucet to drinking glass Safe drinking water is essential to everyone! In the extreme case, we cannot survive for more than a couple of days without water. A major focus of Carolina’s School of Public Health is finding ways to provide clean water for people across North Carolina and… Read more »

Preisser leads stats on award-winning immigrant research

May 03, 2006 Research Associate Professor John Preisser was the lead biostatistician on an award-winning research project on migrant farm workers. The study “Reducing the Impact of Green Tobacco Sickness among Latino Farm workers” was the recipient of the 2006 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Innovative Research Award ( The NORA Liaison Committee, in cooperation… Read more »

Latina leader Janet Murguìa to speak at School of Public Health commencement

March 30, 2006 Janet Murguìa National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguìa will speak at the 2006 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Public Health on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at 1 p.m. in the recently renovated Memorial Hall on campus. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to join the… Read more »

Public Health Grand Rounds program to focus on disaster preparedness

March 28, 2006 Challenges in mass evacuations, communications, environmental health and safety are just some of the disaster preparedness vulnerabilities that will be addressed in an upcoming broadcast on Hurricane Katrina’s impact.”Learning from Katrina: Tough Lessons in Preparedness and Emergency Response” will be broadcast via satellite downlink and webcast from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m…. Read more »

Outreach after Katrina

  March 24, 2006 After Hurricane Katrina, the UNC School of Public Health rallied to help its Southern neighbors. Students, staff, faculty and alumni raised more than $12,670 for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in the area. Additionally, the School provided shelter and study opportunities for 21 displaced Tulane University students — 13 residential… Read more »

Conference on trafficking of women and children set for April 7-8 at UNC

March 17, 2006 Policy-makers, law enforcement officials, scholars and social service providers will gather April 7-8 for “Sexual Trafficking: Breaking the Crisis of Silence,” a conference hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Women’s Center.The two-day conference, which will include presentations and panel discussions by international experts, will provide a detailed… Read more »

School of Public Health establishes center for feeding, care of infants, young children

March 07, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has established a Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care, the first center of its kind in a school of public health.The center will advance and support research and practices that enable mothers and families to succeed in… Read more »

One of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2005 to discuss HIV/AIDS in Africa

  February 21, 2006 Photograph of Stephen Lewis As part of the annual University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Narratives of HIV series, humanitarian Stephen Lewis will speak about pressing global health challenges, the glaring health disparities between industrialized and developing nations, and the public and political will that’s needed to tackle these health… Read more »