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Biostatistics professor Suchindran enhances UNC-Peking University health-care collaboration

November 20, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Chirayath Suchindran with colleagues in Beijing Dr. Chirayath Suchindran, professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, gave two presentations last month at Peking University in Beijing, China. Suchindran delivered a paper at the Beijing Forum 2006 and lectured at the Institute of Population Research of Peking University…. Read more »

UNC, Peking University to co-sponsor Beijing conference on health-care reform in China

  October 30, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Peking University will hold a joint conference in Beijing to develop solutions for health-care reform in China. The December conference, “Harmonious Development and Reaching Health for All,” is the latest in a growing series of collaborations between UNC administrators, faculty, students and… Read more »

Bentley named one of first Paul G. Rogers Society Ambassadors

  October 27, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Peggy Bentley Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, UNC School of Public Health Associate Dean of Global Affairs and professor of nutrition, has been chosen to serve as an Ambassador in the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research at Research! America. The Paul G. Rogers Society, named for… Read more »

UNC awarded $22 million to coordinate Hispanic Community Health Study

October 12, 2006 A $22 million federal contract to coordinate a nationwide health study of Hispanics in the United States has been awarded to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Hispanic Community Healthy Study will examine the impact of acculturation – adapting to life in a… Read more »

Preparing for pandemic influenza topic of public health broadcast

September 20, 2006 Public health experts predict that a new pandemic flu would impact every community and every citizen. On Sept. 29, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will examine how communities can prepare for pandemic influenza.The program, part of… Read more »

School of Public Health students help bring fresh water to Cambodia

September 15, 2006 Four students and one alumnus from the School of Public Health recently returned from Cambodia, where they helped provide safer drinking water to 1200 students at a primary school outside Phnom Penh. Members of Engineers Without Borders, including Joe Brown, Josh Hunn, Reed Palmer, Jamie Perin and Angella Rinehold, worked with the… Read more »

UNC receives Gates Foundation grant to develop drugs for African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis

September 14, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $21.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop effective, inexpensive drugs to treat late-stage African sleeping sickness and visceral leishmaniasis – diseases that infect and kill hundreds of thousands of people in developing nations.The grant supports the… Read more »

UNC reaches new NIH funding high; School of Public Health ranks 6th among all universities

September 13, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received nearly $300 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal 2005, placing Carolina 15th overall and first among public universities in the South. The $296.6 million total, an all-time high, was a 2.3 percent increase over funding of $289.7… Read more »

New course to teach beginning Spanish to U.S. health-care professionals

  July 28, 2006 Help is on the way for health-care workers who don’t know one word of Spanish but increasingly find themselves treating Latino patients. In North Carolina, a team of representatives from state government health agencies and higher education has started work on a language course designed especially for them: “!A su salud!… Read more »

UNC preparedness experts help train avian flu responders around the world

July 25, 2006 Jen Horney, NCCPHP Assistant Director BANGKOK, Thailand – The way health officials respond when the first cases of avian flu are reported in their countries could mean the difference between a few contained cases and the start of a widespread outbreak. To help health officials prepare to respond as efficiently as possible,… Read more »