Health Behavior News

UNC injury research center receives $4.8 million award from CDC

July 23, 2009 The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $4.8 million in renewed funding from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Carol Runyan Carol Runyan, PhD, professor of health behavior and health… Read more »

Rosen publishes research on HIV infection in N.C. prisons

July 09, 2009 A UNC study led by David Rosen, PhD, has found that 3.4 percent of inmates evaluated in North Carolina prisons test positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and as many as 61 percent of HIV cases in prison settings may remain undetected. Those at highest risk for HIV infection include men… Read more »

“Environmental Heroes,” UNC-TV documentary, features work of UNC public health students

June 30, 2009 Associate producer Jim Sander interviews former hog farmer Don Webb (left) and environmental hero Gary Grant on Grant’s porch in Tillery, N.C. “Environmental Heroes,” a documentary developed through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication science documentary television course, airs July 4 at 11 p.m…. Read more »

Exhibit, program to share history of local black community

June 05, 2009 Emily Eidenier holds a copy of her book about the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood in Orange Co., N.C. The research of Emily Eidenier, doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be featured in a new exhibit opening June 12 in the North Carolina… Read more »

We have a connection with — and responsibility to — all other living beings

May 08, 2009 Katherine (Kat) Turner Senior training and services adviser, Ipas Peace Corps volunteer, Togo, 1991-1993 UNC master’s student, health behavior and health education, 1994-1996 Katherine Turner graduated from Duke University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certificate in women’s studies. She had been trained as an American Red Cross… Read more »

A family history of reaching out to those facing adversity

May 08, 2009 Lucy Siegel Director of Research Resource Development, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, N.C. ( Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 1978-1981 UNC master of public health student, health behavior and health education, 1982-1984 Lucy Siegel “It may sound a little sappy,” Lucy Siegel says, “but I’ve wanted to join the Peace Corps since… Read more »

Deshpande Foundation funds students’ public health efforts in India

May 05, 2009 Two teams of students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected by the Deshpande Foundation’s Innovators Program to lead projects in India this summer that address pressing public health needs in sanitation and reproductive health. Founded in 1996 by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande, of Andover, Mass.,… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

“Peers for Progress” awards grants to support diabetes peer support research

April 07, 2009 Dr. Ed Fisher Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation led by Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has announced grants totaling $7 million to diabetes researchers on six continents. The grants, distributed over 12… Read more »

Compton Fellowships fund students’ service in Uganda and Sierra Leone

  April 06, 2009 Kennedy Maring Lojuan Kennedy Maring, master’s student in health behavior and health education, has been selected to receive a $10,000 PRB Compton Fellowship award for an internship this summer in Masindi, Uganda. “I would not say my journey has been incredible,” Maring says, but others would beg to differ. Born in… Read more »