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Maternal and Child Health News

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Dianne Ward Children play harder and longer when their child care centers provide portable play equipment such as balls and jump ropes, more opportunities for active play, and physical activity training and education for staff and students, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School… Read more »

Dr. Kotch receives the Susan S. Aronson Award

Dr. Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH, FAAP received the Dr. Susan S. Aronson Early Education and Child Care Advocacy Award at the 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Dr Kotch was recognized for his contributions to the field of child care health consultation (training, state systems, and research studies documenting the effectiveness… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »

Breastfeeding Center accepted for USBC membership

November 07, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Miriam Labbok The UNC School of Public Health’s Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care has been accepted for membership in the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). The mission of USBC is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the feeding norm for young children. The group comprises… Read more »

March of Dimes honors Siega-Riz for work in maternal-fetal nutrition

  November 01, 2007 photograph, Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished achievement in research, education or… Read more »

University expands no-smoking policy starting January 1

  October 23, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will expand its no-smoking policy, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, through legislation enacted by the N.C. General Assembly last summer, Chancellor James Moeser has announced. While the University has banned smoking inside its buildings and facilities for years, starting in January the no-smoking boundary… Read more »

Margolis awarded grant to evaluate interdisciplinary maternal and child health training model

October 17, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Lewis Margolis Dr. Lewis Margolis, associate professor of maternal and child health at the UNC School of Public Health, has been awarded nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to lead a three-year study of the effects of interdisciplinary training… Read more »

Breastfeeding expert Mary Rose Tully wins volunteer award

October 11, 2007 Mary Rose Tully, left, accepts volunteer award Mary Rose Tully, lactation program manager at UNC Hospitals and faculty at the Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care at the School of Public Health, has received two awards for her volunteer work in Wake County (N.C.). Tully received the 2007 Wake… Read more »

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases aims to improve lives

October 10, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched an Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to extend and enhance ongoing research efforts to improve the lives of people around the world. The institute, based in the School of Medicine, will build on the University’s current global health presence in… Read more »