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Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

Peterson elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 09, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the School of Public Health and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the… Read more »

Symposium explores women’s rights to breastfeed

September 19, 2007 A symposium on breastfeeding and feminism will be held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Organizers hope to strengthen cooperation among breastfeeding advocates and those concerned with contraception, abortion, workers’ rights, mothers’ rights, adequate health insurance, women’s economic advancement and public… Read more »

Jeno Bratts accepts Staff Excellence Award with humility, appreciation

September 13, 2007 Jeno Bratts accepts the Staff Excellence Award On Friday, September 7, Jeno M. Bratts, systems manager in Instructional and Information Systems at the School of Public Health, was honored as recipient of the School’s 2007 Staff Excellence Award. Bratts was presented with a framed certificate and monetary award at an afternoon reception… Read more »

MCH Research Exhibit

    Students from Maternal and Child Health participate in monthly research exhibit In the most recent of its monthly poster displays, the Office of Research recognized the efforts of thirteen participating individuals or teams from the Department of Maternal and Child Health. An awards ceremony on Monday, April 23 particularly commended three research posters,… Read more »