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Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

Teenagers with retail, service jobs at risk of injury, robberies, sleep deprivation

March 05, 2007 Despite federal regulations intended to protect them, many teenagers in the U.S. use dangerous equipment or work long hours during the school week, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. The national study was based on telephone surveys of 928 teenaged workers, 14 to 18 years old. The… Read more »

New Zealand researcher to offer global perspective on road safety

February 05, 2007 Dr. Shane Turner, an adjunct senior fellow with the University of Canterbury, will present a lecture on road safety programs in New Zealand at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building at 301 Pittsboro St. The lecture, titled “Road Safety Trends, Targets and Safety Programs in New… Read more »

Working with communities to overcome health disparities

  December 13, 2006 A farmer examines his crop Working with and within communities is an integral part of the UNC School of Public Health’s efforts and long-term commitment to eliminate health disparities. Since our School’s inception in 1940, our students and faculty have engaged with communities across North Carolina and around the world to… Read more »

Action-oriented community diagnosis

December 13, 2006 Getting involved and knowing the communities they study helps students learn to diagnose problems, plan solutions Action Oriented Community Diagnosis team Students pursuing a masters degree through the Health Behavior and Health Education department at Carolina’s School of Public Health all enroll in “Action-Oriented Community Diagnosis,” a course which requires students to… Read more »

The evolution of the School’s annual Minority Health Conference

  December 13, 2006 “A large part of public health is bringing your knowledge to the public, so having the experience of planning something major like this is great,” says LaToya White, one of the co-chairs of the 2007 Minority Health Conference, to be held February 23 at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center… Read more »

Half of people at high risk don’t know they need a flu shot

November 20, 2006 Many people at high risk of flu infection mistakenly believe they’re in a low-risk group and, as a result, are much less likely to get a flu shot, a researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has found. Photograph of Dr. Noel T. Brewer The… Read more »

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 »