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Scholarships, new clinic, CDC partnership mark Carolina for Kibera’s fifth anniversary

June 28, 2006 The photo Rosemary took for the new book “LightBox” shows her cousin washing clothes in a small basin, at home in the Nairobi, Kenya, slum, Kibera. Rosemary’s caption reads in part:”She is the only girl in the house and she has a big brother & It is her job to wash his… Read more »

OWASA adopts resolution to honor Dan Okun

June 20, 2006 Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) of Carrboro, NC adopted a resolution in honor of Daniel A. Okun, Kenan Professor of Environmental Engineering, Emeritus. The resolution, presented below, was approved during a Public Hearings and Meeting of the OWASA Board of Directors held on May 25, 2006 at Chapel Hill Town Hall… Read more »

New test helps Latino patients, health care workers communicate

June 08, 2006 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health have designed an easy-to-use health literacy test to help U.S. health care workers better communicate with and care for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Shoou-Yih D. Lee The new test, SAHLSA (Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish-speaking Adults), helps… Read more »

Gates foundation grant targets new drug for sleeping sickness; Meshnick lab involved in discovery

  May 23, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $22.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a pivotal clinical trial of a promising new oral drug for treating African sleeping sickness.African sleeping sickness, or trypanosomiasis, is a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by tsetse flies…. Read more »

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 »