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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 »

GlaxoSmithKline funds $1.65 million effort for UNC-Duke public health care partnership

February 09, 2006 The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation has awarded $1.65 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University for a collaborative partnership to address four pressing local and global health care concerns: quality of care and patient safety, health disparities, global health with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, and mental… Read more »

Students fight hunger and poverty one lunch at a time

January 25, 2006 What can one person do to fight world hunger and poverty? How about this – eat lunch!But not just any lunch. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, more than 100 students, faculty and staff from the Carolina School of Public Health and our South Campus neighbors chowed down on a “Hunger Lunch” of beans,… Read more »

International public health expert to speak January 25

January 24, 2006 Dr. Barry R. Bloom, an award-winning leader in international health and former consultant to the White House, will deliver the Ralph R. Landes Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine on Wednesday, Jan. 25.His lecture, “The Global Impact of Infectious Disease,” is part of the 39th… Read more »

Homeland Security Chief Medical Officer warns grads of disease outbreak risks

January 09, 2006 The U.S. government must deal with disease outbreaks just like a terrorist attack, the newly appointed chief medical officer of the Department of Homeland Security told graduates of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health’s Health Policy and Administration certificate programs.Dr. Jeffrey Runge said the United States… Read more »

Expert panel to discuss energy usage, global climate change

January 06, 2006 A panel of four experts representing academia and industry will explore the connections between energy use and global climate change in a free panel discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 23.The “Discussion on Energy and Global Climate Change” is part of the Carolina Environmental Program’s 2005-2006… Read more »