Posts Categorized: Nutrition News

Sue Hobbs writes final ‘On the Table’ column for News and Observer

July 24, 2014 It is the end of an era. For 11-and-a-half years, Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, professor of health policy and management and nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has written a weekly food-related column that appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer and the Charlotte Observer. In addition to faculty… Read more »

School’s Alumni Board announces new members

July 21, 2014 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association announced new members of its governing board recently, including a new president, Amy Lansky, PhD. The board represents the nearly 18,000 alumni of the School, meeting quarterly with the School’s leaders to address issues of importance to alumni and current students and… Read more »

Families with preschoolers purchasing fewer high-calorie beverages

July 18, 2014 Families with young children are purchasing fewer high-calorie drinks, a behavior that may explain, in part, the recent stalling and potential reversal of childhood obesity trends in the U.S. This is among the findings of a new study, “Are food and beverage purchases in households with preschoolers changing?,” led by Christopher Ford,… Read more »

Alice Ammerman: Inspiring heart health in the ‘stroke belt’

July 17, 2014 This article by Courtney Mitchell first appeared in the July 15, 2014, University Gazette, a publication of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alice Ammerman is co-creator of Heart Healthy Lenoir, a project that helps encourage healthy living in Lenoir County, N.C. Lenoir County is tucked into the eastern part… Read more »

National Prevention Council’s annual report details prevention initiatives

July 14, 2014 The National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council released its 2014 annual report on July 1. The report describes the goals of the Council’s National Prevention Strategy and outlines developments and progress made toward those goals. “The National Prevention Strategy is all about making healthy choices the easy choices,” said Elizabeth… Read more »

Popkin, Heiss, Li among most-cited researchers

July 3, 2014 Three Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members are among the most-cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences, according to data collected by Thomson Reuters. They are Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of epidemiology; Yun Li, PhD, assistant professor of biostatistics and of genetics (UNC School of Medicine);… Read more »

Study in mice finds weight loss reduces progression of basal-like breast cancer

June 30, 2014 Obesity, epidemic in the U.S. and worldwide, is one of the important modifiable risk factors for breast cancer, especially a particularly aggressive subtype called basal-like breast cancer (BBC). Population studies have suggested that lifestyle interventions, including weight loss, could prevent a large proportion of this type of cancer; however, data on the… Read more »

Web-based and live counseling programs can reduce patients’ risk for heart disease

May 26, 2014 Web-based and live counseling programs effectively can reduce risk of heart disease for patients at high risk for the disease, and Web-based programs are particularly cost-effective, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The work, published online May 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine, adds to a growing… Read more »

Nutrition student examines diet and diabetes in China

May 23, 2014 An article written by Marla Broadfoot of the NC TraCS Institute and containing information that appears in this profile, appeared first on the UNC Health Care website.  Lindsay Jaacks has loved science since grade school; it was just a matter of deciding which branch she’d pursue. She conducted undergraduate research in a… Read more »

Students awarded global internships — thanks to Gillings Global Gateway partners

May 19, 2014 Thirteen Gillings School of Global Public Health students will study and train abroad this summer, thanks to generous individuals and global organizations in the area. The students are Bernie Agala, Julia Brasileiro, Caitlin Fross, Chrissy Godwin, Brianne Kallam, Smisha Kaysin, Tori Lebrun, Emily Mangone, Emily Nicholson, Kathryn Peebles, Kate Sheahan, Caitlin Snyder… Read more »