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Nutrition News

UNC Nutrition Research Institute study identifies gene associated with male infertility

May 01, 2012 Fifteen of every 100 couples in the world who want to have children find it difficult or impossible to conceive. In about half those couples, the male partner is infertile. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis have found a possible genetic cause… Read more »

Ward receives 2012 Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research

April 27, 2012 Dr. June Stevens, chair of the nutrition department, with Dr. Dianne Ward Dianne S. Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, received this year’s Faculty Innovation + Inspiration Award for Research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s spring faculty… Read more »

School team wins Carolina Challenge, another takes third place

  April 26, 2012 KM Water Solutions, a team affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, took first place overall in the Carolina Challenge, a business and social venture competition designed to promote entrepreneurship at the university. The team, selected from 70 applicants, was presented with a $15,000 prize at the ‘final four’… Read more »

NAP SACC receives Blue Cross Blue Shield grant to expand program

April 16, 2012 The Nutritional and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) program, developed to help improve nutrition and physical activity environments in child care centers and programs, recently received a $600,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. NAP SACC will use the grant to develop an engaging and… Read more »

Public health groups and individuals honored for public service

  April 12, 2012   Projects to support breastfeeding at hospitals in North Carolina, HIV-positive youth in Uganda, and the participation of Latino men in reproductive health were among those honored March 28 at an annual awards ceremony conducted by the Carolina Center for Public Service. Kathy Parry (left) and Emily Taylor accept Bryan Awards… Read more »

Six public health students receive The Graduate School’s 2012 Impact Awards

April 09, 2012 The loss of farm land, limited HIV resources, stroke evaluation, tick bites, motor-vehicle crashes and postpartum depression comprise the issues researched by six former and current public health graduate students who received Impact Awards from UNC’s Graduate School earlier this month.   The awards recognize students whose research may improve the lives… Read more »

School celebrates National Public Health Week

March 29, 2012 Since 1995, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has designated the first full week of April as National Public Health Week, developing campaigns to educate the public, policy makers and practitioners about issues related to a given theme. With the recent release of the National Prevention Strategy, APHA staff members decided this… Read more »

Study unravels health impact, interplay of diet soft drinks and overall diet

March 28, 2012 Are diet sodas good or bad for you? The jury is still out, but a new UNC-led study sheds light on the impact that zero-calorie beverages may have on health, especially in the context of a person’s overall dietary habits.For the average person, the scientific evidence can seem confusing. A number of… Read more »

Stevens chosen for ASN’s Centrum Center Award

March 14, 2012 Dr. June Stevens June Stevens, PhD, American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF) Distinguished Professor of nutrition and chair of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) to receive the 2012 Centrum Center Award.   The award… Read more »

Aspirin may counteract potential trans fat-related stroke risk in older women

March 01, 2012 Share   Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study shows. Dr. Ka He However, the risk of stroke associated with trans fat intake was lower among women taking aspirin, according to the findings from… Read more »