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Men’s tendency to eat meat driven by link to masculinity, study finds

  October 04, 2012 A new study published in the October issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, reveals a strong association between eating meat and masculinity across Western cultures. The findings suggest what men choose to consume – or not consume – may be shaped by metaphors and deeper beliefs about what certain foods… Read more »

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

Bentley receives funding for high-risk pediatric obesity intervention trial

September 03, 2012 Dr. Peggy Bentley Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 5-year award, valued at nearly $3 million, from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes… Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

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 »

Nutrition Proudly Announces 2009-2010 Student Awards and Honors

  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 »

Nutrition student becomes first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipient

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 »

School professor cheers for daughter on US Olympic Volleyball Team

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 »

Study finds 75 percent of Chinese adults at risk for diabetes or heart disease

  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 »

Developing countries’ likelihood of meeting UN hunger targets by 2015? Less than 5 percent

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 »

Child diabetes levels higher in China than in US, study finds

  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 »