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Maternal and Child Health News

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 »

Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

Girls with early puberty, older boyfriends at greater risk for drugs, sex, alcohol

  March 16, 2007 Teenaged girls who mature physically sooner than their peers and who also have a romantic partner at least two years older have a higher risk for substance abuse, sex and a combination of sex and drug use, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Photograph of Dr…. Read more »

MCH 2007 Awards

2007 MCH Student Recognition Awards   Introduction The UNC Department of Maternal and Child Health is pleased to announce the availability of four competitive scholarship opportunities for currently enrolled MCH master’s and doctoral students. These awards have been made possible through the commitment and generosity of private donors with the goal of promoting leadership and celebrating… Read more »