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Fisher to head diabetes peer support program, Peers for Progress

August 25, 2008   Dr. Ed Fisher Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education in the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, has been named Global Director of Peers for Progress, a program to promote peer support in diabetes management around the world. Peers for Progress is an initiative… Read more »

Rimer co-edits fourth edition of model public health textbook

August 15, 2008 Photograph, Dean Barbara K. Rimer The University of North Carolina School of Public Health has announced the Aug. 18 publication of the fourth edition of the classic public health text, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice (Josey-Bass/Wiley, 2008), co-edited by Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Three faculty members contribute to current AJPH

July 29, 2008 Articles by three University of North Carolina School of Public Health faculty members appear in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 8), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced today.   Photograph, Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, professor of health behavior and health education, is… Read more »

Vangie Foshee, PhD and school alumnus tapped to evaluate Building Healthy Teen Relationships Program

July 14, 2008   Alumna Olivia Silber Ashley (PhD, 2000, HBHE) from Research Triangle Institute and Dr. Vangie Foshee, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, were awarded $2.5 million in June 2008 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate RWJF’s Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative. This important initiative, developed by RWJ, was developed… Read more »

Rimer co-edits American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement on cancer screening

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in its Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is co-editor of the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The July 2008 supplement… Read more »

UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level

May 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Deborah Tate The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to explore how interactive digital games could be better designed to improve players’ health. Deborah Tate, PhD, will lead the study. UNC joins 11 other… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

The University Cancer Research Fund

  April 28, 2008 North Carolina Arms Researchers for the Battle Established by the North Carolina General Assembly last July, the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) was created to accelerate the battle against cancer in North Carolina. Well into its first year, the UCRF is shaping a range of cancer initiatives at UNC, many of… Read more »

Pam Silberman honored with Ned Brooks Award

April 11, 2008   Pam Silberman, DrPH Pam Silberman , research associate professor in the School of Public Health’s department of health policy and administration, received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Ned Brooks Award for Public Service for helping to address the state’s major health and health care issues. The… Read more »

Early neglect predicts aggressive behavior in children

April 07, 2008 Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say…. Read more »