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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 »

HBHE MPH Student is named one of Time Magazine’s “Heroes of Global Health”

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 »

Study: Key holes appear in books giving parents advice about raising adolescents

  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 »

HBHE Secures New Chair

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 »