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Caribbean Health Leadership Institute to launch next year

  November 26, 2007 The School of Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health has announced a collaboration with the University of the West Indies to create the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute, a five-year, $2 million initiative to enhance health leadership and management capacity in the Caribbean. The program is funded by the Global… Read more »

School of Public Health receives grant for international collaboration on diabetes management

November 26, 2007 The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, with a grant from the Eli Lilly Foundation, has committed funding for a Program Development Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program, Peers for Progress, is an international collaborative initiative to promote peer support for diabetes management. Faculty from the… Read more »

First “Global Obesity Business Forum” convened in Chapel Hill

October 31, 2007 Senior food industry executives and many of the leading international nutrition scientists and medical experts convened Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 to address one of today’s most dangerous global health issues – obesity. The Global Obesity Business Forum is an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center (IDOC) at the University of North… Read more »

Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries

October 30, 2007 Most people in Africa and Asia are born and die without leaving a trace in any official records, giving policymakers and researchers little information on which to base public health decisions, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues say in a paper published Oct. 29, 2007, in the… Read more »

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases aims to improve lives

October 10, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched an Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to extend and enhance ongoing research efforts to improve the lives of people around the world. The institute, based in the School of Medicine, will build on the University’s current global health presence in… Read more »

UNC grant will support HIV/AIDS research in China

October 10, 2007 The National Institute of Child Health and Development has awarded $1.97 million to the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine over the next five years to increase and improve the application of social sciences to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Peoples Republic of China…. Read more »

Peterson elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 09, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the School of Public Health and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the… Read more »

School project grows into acclaimed WaterPartners International

October 05, 2007 An Ethiopian girl drinks from a hand pump During a trip to Guatemala in the 1980s, Gary White took a side trip to a slum in Guatemala City. “I was shocked at what I saw — sewage in the streets and highly contaminated, community water barrels,” says White, who was an undergraduate… Read more »

From the Neuse to the Nile

  October 05, 2007 UNC’s water research and outreach improves public health in North Carolina communities and in countries worldwide Since Thorndike Saville and Herman Baity started UNC ‘s sanitary engineering program in the 1920s, the University of North Carolina and its School of Public Health have played a crucial role in developing systems to… Read more »

For World Bank’s Briscoe, study of water is vital, moving

October 05, 2007 Dr. John Briscoe “There is going to be no more water,” says Dr. John Briscoe, stating the inevitable. “We have to be better at managing what we have.” Briscoe, World Bank country director for Brazil and one of the world’s leading water experts, has spent his career helping people around the globe… Read more »