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Ammerman joins new state council on sustainable local foods

February 04, 2010 Dr. Alice Ammerman University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health nutrition professor Alice Ammerman, DrPH, has joined a new state council focused on improving policies and access to local, sustainable food in North Carolina.   The North Carolina Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council held its first meeting Tuesday, Feb…. Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

UNC study: Preschoolers in child care centers not active enough

December 17, 2009 Many young children in child care centers are not getting as much active playtime as they should, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A study published in the December 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics found only 13.7 percent of child care centers in North… Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »

Nutrition’s Campbell awarded NIH Challenge Grant to bring HOPE to eastern North Carolina

November 19, 2009 Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $954,000 National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant to provide support to low-income women in rural eastern North Carolina to lose weight, become financially literate, and move out of poverty…. Read more »

UNC study to examine if nutritional supplements protect HIV-positive mothers, infants in Africa

October 08, 2009 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $2.2 million grant to find out if simple nutritional supplements, fortified with micronutrients and essential fats, protect the health of HIV-positive women and their infants after weaning. Dr. Peggy Bentley Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate… Read more »

UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish Center of Excellence

October 02, 2009 Autism, depression, anxiety. Antipsychotic drug side effects. What are the genetic and environmental factors that underlie and contribute to these complex problems? And how do genes and environment interact to shape them? To seek answers, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health has named the University… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

UNC study: Lose weight while listening to your MP3 player

September 15, 2009 With obesity and weight-related illnesses on the rise, researchers continue to look for better ways to help people shed extra pounds and keep them off. A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study finds that help may be as close as the earbuds on your MP3 player. Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy… Read more »

UNC begins phase III malaria vaccine trial in Malawi

  August 31, 2009 The phase III trial of the potential malaria vaccine known as RTS,S began this month in Malawi, Africa, with the help of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Peggy Bentley Peggy Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate dean… Read more »