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Maternal and Child Health News

Research shows upgraded equipment at child care centers improves health

July 06, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Jonathon Kotch Children and staff at child care centers stay healthier when better equipment is available for diaper-changing, hand-washing and food preparation, according to an article published this week in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Jonathan Kotch, MD, professor of maternal and child health at… Read more »

Labbok stresses importance of breastfeeding in United Nations Radio report

June 25, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Miriam Labbock Giving mother’s milk to infants within the first hour of life protects them against hypothermia and initiates a biological flow that leads to successful, exclusive breastfeeding for the next six months–a practice that can help save millions of lives, said Miriam H. Labbok, MD, MPH, director of… Read more »

UNC Public Health students receive awards at International Conference on Global Health

June 20, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Peggy Bentley (second from left) with winning students HIV transmission risks, including violence, male circumcision and mother-to-child transmission was the focus of research presentations by three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public health students during the Global Health Council’s (GHC) 34th Annual International Conference on Global Health…. Read more »

Commencement weekend: School of Public Health welcomes new alumni

May 15, 2007 Photograph of students lining up for commencement More commencement photographs   Despite darkening clouds that later delivered the downpour they promised, the lightheartedness of students lined up to enter Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12, seemed to make the world a brighter place. Joined by their families, friends and faculty from the… Read more »

Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.    

Peterson presents Cushner Lecture at ACOG annual meeting

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Dr. Herbert B. Peterson, professor and chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, delivered the 2007 Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture May 8 at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in San Diego, CA. His presentation, titled “Global Family… Read more »

Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows

May 08, 2007 Rates of abuse and neglect of young children in military families in Texas has doubled since October 2002, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows, raising concerns about the impact of deployment on military personnel and their families across the country. The study, published in the May 15, 2007… Read more »

School of Public Health students honored at this year’s Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony

May 02, 2007 Forty-nine students from the School of Public Health were among those honored at the 9th annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus. The event, sponsored by the Graduate School, was a celebration of the contributions made by graduate students… 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, chosen by… Read more »

Kotch leads Duke Endowment effort to prevent child abuse in North Carolina

April 13, 2007   Photograph of Dr. Jonathan Kotch Dr. Jonathan Kotch , professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been awarded a prestigious Duke Endowment grant to help prevent child maltreatment in eastern North Carolina. The “Family-Friendly Child Care” program, with Kotch as principal investigator, will receive more than $682,000 over… Read more »