Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

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 »

Cynthia Cassell, American Public Health Association (APHA) MCH) Section Outstanding Student Author

Cynthia Cassell, a MCH doctoral student, has been selected as an American Public Health Association (APHA) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section Outstanding Student Author for 2007-2008.The Outstanding Student Authors program is designed to promote and advance research related to MCH populations, and to provide an opportunity for the MCH Section to recognize students with… Read more »

Dr. Labbok invited Keynote Speaker at the 2nd National Meeting of State Breastfeeding Coalitions

Miriam Labbok, Professor and Director of the Center of IYCFC, was invited as a Keynote Speaker at the 2nd National Meeting of State Breastfeeding Coalitions, held near Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by CDC, USDA, the Office of Women’s Health and other government agencies. This gathering was hosted by the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and included… Read more »

Kotch to spend semester in Edinburgh on Kenan research leave

January 29, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, professor of maternal and child health at the School of Public Health, is spending the next six months in Edinburgh, Scotland, having received 2007-2008 competitive Kenan research leave. There, he will help implement a comprehensive injury prevention plan for Scottish children and youth…. Read more »