Health Behavior News

February’s Minority Health Conference to focus on translational research

January 17, 2012 Share   The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Student Caucus (MSC) will host its 33rd annual Minority Health Conference on Friday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. Early registration discounts end Friday, Jan…. Read more »

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Koh will speak at School’s May commencement

January 06, 2012 Share   Dr. Howard Koh Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present the commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. “Howard Koh is one of… Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies

  December 20, 2011 Share   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study reveals that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study, published online by… Read more »

Public health students produce videos on energy issues for UNC-TV

December 13, 2011 Share   Four health behavior and health education master’s students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have researched and produced two video programs that were broadcast Dec. 5 and 6 on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.” Chris Akiba, producer, and Carlee McConnell, associate producer, worked on a program about fracking for… Read more »

President Obama names Barbara Rimer to lead National Cancer Panel

November 29, 2011 Share   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, to chair the President’s Cancer Panel. The panel was established as part of the National Cancer Act,… Read more »

Carolina Survey Research Laboratory has new name, new leadership

November 17, 2011 Share   Things are changing at the center formerly known as the Survey Research Unit (SRU), based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s biostatistics department. Founded in 1990, the SRU has received wide acclaim for its expertise in designing surveys and questionnaires. One of the changes is in its… Read more »

Three in public health win postdoctoral research awards

  November 16, 2011 Share   Three postdoctoral students associated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the University’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, given in recognition of their promise as researchers. Kimberly Powers They are Kimberly Powers, postdoctoral fellow in the departments of epidemiology and medicine; Pengcheng Xun, research associate in… Read more »

What about our daughters? Women’s health begins in childhood

November 02, 2011 Share     Dr. Noel Brewer More attention than ever is being focused upon helping children adopt healthful habits that will last a lifetime. A group of faculty members from UNC’s schools of medicine and public health, including Noel Brewer, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, recently noted that… Read more »

UNC partners with Mexican Consulate to improve Latino health

October 13, 2011 Share   Latinos across the country now have access to a series of Spanish health talks, or charlas, developed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members and health care providers, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate. The talks, made by bilingual medical personnel at UNC Hospitals and originally presented… Read more »