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Maternal and Child Health News

January 21, 2009 Dr. Andrea Biddle Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by Andrea K. Biddle, PhD,… Read more »

Herbert Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, was inducted into membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Oct. 12, the organization… Read more »

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »

November 12, 2008 The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its newest Collaborating Center. Dr. Herbert Peterson The center, established in the department’s home in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will help the United Nations… Read more »

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

October 16, 2008 The current issue of Endeavors magazine features the work of a faculty member and two students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “Return of the Fatal Cough” describes the resurgence of tuberculosis and the research of Annelies Van Rie, MD, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology: TB is now the… Read more »

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

September 24, 2008   Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH, has been named winner of the 2008 Martha May Eliot Award by the American Public Health Association. The award honors exceptional achievements in maternal and child health. Kotch, professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will accept the award at the… Read more »

September 22, 2008 Everyone gets stressed, even babies. Dr. Carolyn Halpern Now, it appears how infants respond to stress is linked to their having a particular form of a certain gene, according to a new study co-authored by Carolyn Halpern, PhD, associate professor of maternal and child health. Just as significantly, researchers say they also… Read more »

September 08, 2008 Dr. Sian Curtis The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill up to $181 million to continue its MEASURE Evaluation project. Dr. Sian Curtis and Dr. Gustavo Angeles, faculty in the Department of Maternal and Child Health,… Read more »