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Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

  Vivian Ariail received the Dunlevie Honors Undergraduate Research Award. The Dunlevie Honors Awards recognizes undergraduates’ outstanding research and their proposals. Congratulations to Vivian and her advisor Dr. Melinda A. Beck. Melissa Asmar received the Dunlevie Honors Undergraduate Research Award. The Dunlevie Honors Awards recognizes undergraduates’ outstanding research and their proposals.Congratulations to Melissa and her… Read more »

August 02, 2012   Carmina G. Valle, MPH Nutrition doctoral student Carmina G. Valle, MPH, has been selected to receive a competitive $5,000 award for her dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Valle, a student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is receiving the first-ever Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award,… Read more »

August 02, 2012 Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge, Mike Hodge and Megan Hodge Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, research assistant professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and her husband, Mike Hodge, are among the proud parents in the stands cheering for their children at this year’s Olympics in London. Their daughter, Megan Hodge,… Read more »

  July 23, 2012   Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen More than three-quarters of Chinese adults have at least one risk factor for Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease, according to new data in a long-term study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and published July 19 in the journal Obesity. Rates of hypertension,… Read more »

July 19, 2012   Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen New research published online in The Lancet suggests that developing countries have a less than 5 percent chance of meeting the UN’s Millennium Development Goal target for the reduction of child malnutrition by 2015. The article analyzes trends in the weight and height of more than 7.7 million… Read more »

  July 05, 2012   A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found Chinese teenagers have a rate of diabetes nearly four times greater than their counterparts in the United States. The rise in the incidence of diabetes parallels increases in cardiovascular risk, researchers say, and is the… Read more »

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… Read more »

July 03, 2012   A research team led by scientists at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that two interrelated metabolic processes – involving sugar utilization and fatty acid synthesis – contribute to cell proliferation in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells.   The finding is significant in… Read more »

  June 27, 2012   Dr. Deborah Tate A customized weight loss program may cost less to implement – despite having similar results – than a traditional weight loss program, according to a study published in the June 27 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). “Most weight loss programs are intense… Read more »