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  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

December 06, 2005 Kimberly Chapman, a second year master’s student in Health Behavior and Health Education, was one of Time Magazine’s “heroes of global health.”On their website for the Global Health Summit, they described these heroes: “We were looking for people who had pioneered innovative ways to improve the health of poor people around the… Read more »

  November 08, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Books offering advice to parents about teens are less likely to contain injury prevention messages than those that give advice on parenting smaller children, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Notably absent from most such books were discussions about preventing automobile accidents… Read more »

June 29, 2005 We are delighted that, after a lengthy national search, the Department has secured a new chair. Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, left his post as head of the Division of Health Behavior Research in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University’s School of Medicine and joined the department as its… Read more »

May 13, 2005 For about 10 years, HBHE assistant professor Megan Lewis has been researching the impact of spousal (or, more precisely, domestic partner) communication on health behaviors. Now, because of a major grant from the National Cancer Institute, she has the opportunity to carry that research even further. In the coming months, she will… Read more »

May 13, 2005 Spring is awards season across the University, and we’re excited about the significant work HBHE students have been doing and the rewards they have received for their leadership in both scholarship and outreach. Read about some of our students’work below, and for a more complete listing, click on the following link: http://www.sph.unc.edu/hbhe/alumni/Website_SRB_2004-2005.pdf.Annie… Read more »

May 13, 2005 Springtime at UNC brings Carolina blue skies, blooming flowers, March Madness (with a legendary season this year!), and a raft of awards for HBHE. Three faculty members – assistant professor Deb Tate, Alumni Distinguished Professor Barbara Rimer, and professor and chair Jo Anne Earp – were only the latest on HBHE’s award… Read more »