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School of Public Health teams with other UNC schools to offer Health Communication Certificate

November 10, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Communication, beginning Fall semester 2007. The program is aimed primarily at residential graduate students interested in developing expertise in communication about health to use in either professional or academic health-related settings. Faculty members from the schools of… Read more »

Dean Rimer adds perspective to Google technology director’s presentation

  November 02, 2006 The crowd started filing in more than a half hour early. Excited conversation filled the lobby while those with tickets found their seats. Others hoped for a chance at unused tickets, or took seats in the overflow area. But this crowd was not attending a Carolina sports event or an opening… Read more »

Department of Health Behavior and Health Education holds first annual retrospective event

September 22, 2006 When Dr. Ed Fisher became chair of Health Behavior and Health Education in August 2005, he was aware that the department had a distinguished faculty and a long record of service. But it was not until he met with University of North Carolina president emeritus William C. Friday earlier this year that… Read more »

Ribisl briefs Congressional task force on impact of Internet cigarette sales

August 10, 2006 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislation that would regulate buying and selling of tobacco products online could significantly reduce youth access to cigarettes via the Internet and ensure taxes are properly collected, Carolina School of Public Health faculty and alumni recently told the Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health. Dr. Kurt Ribisl… Read more »

Ribisl briefs Congressional task force on impact of Internet cigarette sales

August 10, 2006 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislation that would regulate buying and selling of tobacco products online could significantly reduce youth access to cigarettes via the Internet and ensure taxes are properly collected, Carolina School of Public Health faculty and alumni recently told the Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health. Dr. Kurt Ribisl… Read more »

Carol Runyan Wins First Home Safety Research Award

June 21, 2006 Photograph of Carol Runyan, PhD Professor Carol Runyan (HBHE PhD 1983), director of the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) since 1989 and a faculty member in Health Behavior and Health Education since 1986, received the Home Safety Council’s inaugural Home Safety Research Award in June 2006. The Council on Home Safety is… Read more »

HBHE Awards, Spring 2006

  May 03, 2006 Spring is awards season, and we’re excited about the significant work HBHE students, faculty, and alumni have been doing and the recognition they have received for their leadership in both scholarship and outreach. Read about some of our awardees below.The winners of the 2006 Lucy S. Morgan fellowships, given to first-year… Read more »

Lynn Blanchard is focus of Carolina Alumni Review’s Campus Profile

December 12, 2005 Lynn Blanchard, two-time HBHE alumnae (’85 MPH, ’89 PhD) and clinical associate professor in the department, was featured recently in the Carolina Alumni Review (November/December 2005) for her work as director of the Carolina Center for Public Service. Established in 1999, the Center has worked to increase campus awareness of, and participation… 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 »

First Year HBHE Doctoral Student Publishes Article on Motivating Teens to Exercise

December 06, 2005 By now, most Americans probably realize that U.S. teens exercise too little. The natural result is a growing population of physically unfit and overweight youth more prone to various serious illnesses later in life.Experts agree that that’s a national public health threat that will not disappear anytime soon. Now, a new small-scale… Read more »