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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 »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »

Public invited to discuss HPV vaccination concerns

October 30, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Noel Brewer Is vaccination for the human papillomavirus a good idea? Dr. Noel Brewer, assistant professor in UNC’s School of Public Health, will provide an update during the Current Science Forum for November at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Dr. Brewer… Read more »

University expands no-smoking policy starting January 1

  October 23, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will expand its no-smoking policy, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, through legislation enacted by the N.C. General Assembly last summer, Chancellor James Moeser has announced. While the University has banned smoking inside its buildings and facilities for years, starting in January the no-smoking boundary… Read more »

Breast cancer patients welcome genomic test that predicts risk of recurrence

October 18, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Noel Brewer New research from the School of Public Health, UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and department of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences finds most breast cancer patients would be receptive to a new genomic test that can determine the chance of breast cancer recurrence and… Read more »

Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007 Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional… Read more »

Sandra Martin named Associate Dean for Research

September 06, 2007 Sandra Martin, PhD Dean Barbara K. Rimer has appointed Sandra Martin, PhD, to be Associate Dean for Research at the School of Public Health. Dr. Martin has been a professor and associate chair for research in Maternal and Child Health since 2004. As leader for the School’s Office of Research, the associate… Read more »

School faculty and staff recognized for service to Humphrey Fellowship Program

August 29, 2007 Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have received teaching awards and another eight were recognized for their service as advisors to the 2006-2007 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, based in the UNC Department of Public Policy. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa,… Read more »

2007 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card gives mixed results

July 25, 2007 The good news: more women in North Carolina are being screened for cancer and infectious diseases, fewer women are dying from heart disease and stroke and the number of women who smoke has dropped substantially. The bad news: barriers to health care are worsening for poor and minority women. About 16 percent… Read more »

Eunice Tyler, pioneering health educator at UNC, dies at 98

July 02, 2007   Photograph of Dr. Eunice Tyler The UNC School of Public Health has lost a pioneer in public health education with the passing of Eunice Nickerson (“Pickie”) Tyler, PhD, who died in Asheville, N.C., on June 21, at the age of 98. Dr. Tyler’s distinguished career at the School spanned more than… Read more »