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Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

December 13, 2012   Dr. Kurt Ribisl Kurt Ribisl, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPC) at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.   Ribisl, professor in the Department of Health Behavior at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also… Read more »

Health behavior student helps produce documentary on NC state park

December 07, 2012 A three-part documentary series on North Carolina state parks, produced by journalism and public health students at UNC, aired Dec. 3-5 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.   Dane Emmerling, health behavior master’s student at Gillings School of Global Public Health, served as associate producer for one of the programs, which focused on… Read more »

Golden, Earp write health behavior Paper of the Year

November 05, 2012 Dr. Jo Anne Earp Shelley Golden Shelley Golden, MPH, and Jo Anne Earp, ScD, co-wrote an article that received the Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award at the 63rd annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), held Oct. 25-27 in San Francisco. Earp, professor and former chair… Read more »

Steckler selected to present the 20th annual Hochbaum lecture

October 18, 2012   Dr. Allan Steckler Allan Steckler, DrPH, professor emeritus in the Department of Health Behavior, will present the 20th annual Godfrey M. Hochbaum Distinguished Lecture on Friday, Oct. 19. A reception will follow. The lecture was established in 1988 to honor Godfrey M. Hochbaum, PhD (1916-2000), who taught in the Department of… Read more »

Anglo-U.S. research partnership forged

October 12, 2012 The University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health will pioneer collaborative research in dementia, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, and disease progression and treatment.   A collaboration to transform public health has been forged between the University of Cambridge and the… Read more »

LGBT health may be compromised by underreporting of tobacco use, study finds

October 02, 2012 Research by a health behavior doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health demonstrates that an influential 2011 report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health under-reported evidence of tobacco disparities for LGBT people compared to heterosexuals.   Joseph Lee According to a new report co-authored by Joseph G.L…. Read more »

Parents think allowing children to taste alcohol discourages later use, study finds

September 28, 2012 A new study by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and RTI International finds a surprising number of parents believe that allowing children as young as 9 years old to take sips of alcohol at home may help curb their interest later. The study, published online in the Archives… Read more »

Maman awarded NIMH grant to expand HIV and partner violence prevention efforts in Tanzania

September 27, 2012   A new HIV prevention study led by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher has received more than $2.6 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.   Dr. Suzanne Maman The five-year study, led by Suzanne Maman, PhD,… Read more »

Caregiver input helps asthmatic children stick to their medicine regimens

September 27, 2012 Asthmatic children do a better job of taking their medications if their caregivers are included in decision-making, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Karin Yeatts Karin Yeatts, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is… Read more »

NCI-funded study aims to decrease care inequities for African-Americans with cancer

September 17, 2012 A five-year national study now underway in Greensboro, N.C., and Pittsburgh attempts to determine whether technology and other tools can ensure that African-Americans being treated for breast and lung cancer receive the same level of care as their white counterparts.Earlier work by this research team has shown that more white Americans than… Read more »