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Nutrition News

Bulik awarded Distinguished Investigator Grant by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

January 8, 2018
Dr. Cynthia Bulik is one of 17 scientists awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Bulik, professor of nutrition, is founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. Her proposal is a large-scale investigation designed to identify genes that contribute to bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.

Study predicts tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Colombia would reduce consumption, boost government revenue

January 4, 2018
Three researchers in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors of a new study that estimates what outcomes would likely result if Colombia were to institute a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Rimer announces intent to appoint Stürmer as epidemiology chair

December 14, 2017
Dr. Til Stürmer will become chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology on March 1, 2018, pending necessary approvals, including from the UNC board of trustees. Dean Barbara K. Rimer expressed confidence in Stürmer’s deep commitment to assuring that the department remains one of the top programs in the world, and thanked outgoing chair, Dr. Andy Olshan, for 11 years of excellent service.

Gillings School hosts delegation from Cuba

November 30, 2017
On Nov. 17, the Gillings School welcomed First Secretary Miguel Fraga from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C. Among those who met with him were Julie MacMillan and Drs. Peggy Bentley and Clare Barrington.

Bowers named inaugural recipient of Breast Cancer Challenge Award

November 29, 2017
Dr. Laura Wells Bowers, postdoctoral scholar in the Hursting Lab at UNC, has received the TOS-Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Challenge Award for her presentation on obesity-associated chemotherapy resistance at the 2017 Obesity Week in Washington, D.C.

Thirteen public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 14, 2017
Thirteen Gillings School undergraduates were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the United States’ oldest and most honored college honorary society.

NIH grant to examine human health costs of economic development in Galápagos Islands

October 17, 2017
Dr. Amanda Thompson, recently was awarded a two-year National Institutes of Health grant to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. Her co-investigators are Drs. Peggy Bentley and Jill Stewart. Photo by Mary Lide Parker.

Ammerman’s public service honored with Thomas Jefferson Award

October 6, 2017
To Dr. Alice Ammerman, public health is public service. This defining outlook was recognized at the Sept. 8 Faculty Council meeting, during which Ammerman accepted the Thomas Jefferson Award.

Awards recognize outstanding postdoctoral researchers, mentors at Gillings School

September 28, 2017
One postdoctoral scholar and two postdoctoral faculty mentors from the Gillings School have received awards from UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Coleman to present ICBL’s Van Deenen Lecture in Helsinki

September 20, 2017
Dr. Rosalind Coleman will deliver the prestigious L. Van Deenen Lecture at the 2018 International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids, to be held in September 2018, in Helsinki, Finland.