Posts Categorized: Maternal and Child Health News

Rimer co-edits American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement on cancer screening

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in its Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is co-editor of the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The July 2008 supplement… Read more »

Weathers selected for service on migrant health advisory council

June 17, 2008   photograph, Dr. Andrea Weathers Andrea C. Weathers, MD, DrPH, assistant professor of maternal and child health in the UNC School of Public Health, has accepted an invitation to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. The invitation was extended by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human… Read more »

Bennett receives funding for research in Vietnam

  June 10, 2008 photograph, Dr. Trude Bennett The School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health has awarded three grants totaling $40,000 to faculty members in public health, anthropology and medicine. Grant recipient Trude Bennett, DrPH, professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will use the funds to study “Methods, Strategies and… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

May 07, 2008 Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child, according to a new report by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   Photograph, Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz,… Read more »

Mental disorders in parents linked to autism in children

  May 05, 2008 Parents of children with autism were roughly twice as likely to have been hospitalized for a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, than parents of other children, according to an analysis of Swedish birth and hospital records by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues in the U.S…. Read more »

Building partnerships to stop disease

April 28, 2008 Dr. Victor Cáceres and family Dr. Victor Cceres is a lot of things: board-certified clinician, researcher, and a field epidemiologist who has investigated disease outbreaks. His friend and colleague Dr. Augusto Lopez says “Victor’s participation always opens doors instead of closing them.” A captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public… Read more »

UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

April 08, 2008 A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro ArtsCenter this Sunday (April 13). Every Wednesday night, students from the UNC schools of medicine,… Read more »

Early neglect predicts aggressive behavior in children

April 07, 2008 Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say…. Read more »