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Chinese, Carolina doctors to examine health-care challenges

January 17, 2008 Cardiac care, smoking, HIV/AIDS and health-care policies in the United States and China will be among topics of a free public forum Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Experts at Peking University and other institutions in China and their UNC research colleagues will present… Read more »

Kibera faces ethnic violence in response to presidential election results in Kenya

January 04, 2008 Rye Barcott, CFK president and founder Many in the School of Public Health community are familiar with the efforts of Carolina for Kibera (CFK), established in 2001 as an international, nongovernmental organization based in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. CFK leaders are alumni of the School, and the organization is an… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kaluzny speaks at International Hospital Federation conference in Seoul

  December 10, 2007 Photo, Kaluzny with Kwang Tae Kim, president, Asian Hospital Federation Arnold Kaluzny, PhD, delivered the keynote address Nov. 6 at the International Hospital Federation’s 35th World Hospital Congress in Seoul, South Korea. More than 2500 hospital leaders, health professionals and researchers from more than 50 countries participated in the event. Kaluzny,… Read more »

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 »