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Nutrition News

New study highlights perils of snack-filled diet

June 13, 2011 A high-fat diet can be bad for your health. However, a snack food-based “cafeteria”-style diet of highly palatable, energy-dense foods is even worse, according to new research.A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that rats that ate snack foods commonly consumed by children and adults… Read more »

Popkin named Kenan Professor

June 10, 2011 Dr. Barry Popkin Barry Popkin, PhD, has been named a W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective July 1. The Kenan Professorship is an endowed faculty position awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. Popkin has been a nutrition faculty member at UNC… Read more »

Dr. Barry Popkin apointed W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professorship

Dr. Barry Popkin  Barry Popkin will be appointed as a W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, effective July 1, 2011.  Barry has been a Professor in the Department of Nutrition since 1977. He is a renowned scholar and a leader in both US and international nutrition research. His work has made a difference in how scientists… Read more »

Dr. Barry Popkin to establish Professorships

  Dr. Barry Popkin   Barry Popkin is currently in the process of establishing several professorships for the Department. The first, to be known as the “Barry Popkin Distinguished Professorship in Public Health Nutrition #1,” will endow a professorship to be held by an assistant professor (known as the Barry Popkin Distinguished Fellow in Public… Read more »

Heiss, Hussey and Holliday win School’s highest honors for mentorship and teaching

June 02, 2011 (L-R) Dr. Gerardo Heiss, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Jon Hussey Three members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty were honored at the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, for their roles in developing the next generation of public health leaders. Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD, was presented with the… Read more »

Your gift will help a student make a difference

May 27, 2011 Dr. Edward H. Wagner Dr. Kerr L. White*   The Kerr L. White and Edward H. Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research   The Kerr L. White and Edward H. Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research was established by David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, and his wife, Michela Caruso, MD, to honor… Read more »

Awards and recognitions (May, 2011)

  May 27, 2011 SCHOOL First in our hearts, second in the nation In its 2012 “best graduate schools” issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Gillings School of Global Public Health the top public school of public health and second in the nation among all schools of public health. In additional rankings, the… Read more »

Treatment and prevention in the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt

May 27, 2011 The map beside Dr. Wayne Rosamond shows flags identifying the locations of participating hospitals in the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative. During the last 20 years, North Carolina has edged toward the top of an ignominious list. The state currently has the sixth highest incidence of stroke mortality in the nation. There’s… Read more »

MOVE to improve veterans’ health

May 27, 2011 Dr. Morris Weinberger (left) and Dr. Deborah Tate visit the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, N.C. More than 5 million American veterans receive health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Thanks to collaborations between the VA and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, as many as… Read more »

Public health research annual report

May 27, 2011 Members of the School’s faculty were awarded more than $142 million for grants and contracts in fiscal year 2010. This has been a very successful year for members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty, despite a weak economy that has resulted in shrinking pools of grant money and… Read more »