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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 »

HBHE Professor Allan Steckler Receives UCIS Distinguished Service Award

December 09, 2005 Allan Steckler, a longtime HBHE professor who is well known for mentoring generations of international students, was recognized this fall with the 2005 Distinguished Service Award from the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Specifically, he was cited for his “exemplary work” on behalf of the Undergraduate Health Fellowship, the Fulbright Student… Read more »

Study uncovers evidence placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus

November 23, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from pregnant women to their infants sometime during childbirth is a huge international problem, studies have shown. Between 25 percent and 35 percent of babies born to untreated HIV-infected mothers become infected themselves. That’s a half million newborn worldwide every year… Read more »

2006 Symposium – Safe Drinking Water: Where Science Meets Policy – Agenda

November 17, 2005 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be hosting a symposium at the Friday Center on March 16 and 17, 2006 entitled “Safe Drinking Water: Where Science Meets Policy.” There are four themes for the symposium: water and human health in developing countries and disadvantaged communities, emerging chemical and microbial… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera named “Hero for Global Health”

October 25, 2005 Carolina for Kibera (CFK), an organization started by students at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named one of nine “heroes of global health” by Time Magazine. CFK provides support for youths in Kibera, Kenya, the largest slum in Africa.The “heroes of global health” award was presented to Kim Chapman, a UNC-CH public health… Read more »

Cohen receives society’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in research

October 18, 2005 Dr. Myron S. Cohen, J. Herbert Bate distinguished professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in UNC’s School of Medicine and of epidemiology in UNC’s School of Public Health, has received the 2005 Thomas Parran Award from the American Venereal Disease Association.The award, presented in early October at the 43rd meeting of… Read more »