Nutrition News

HOPE program expanded to include Lenoir County

  May 24, 2010 The Community-Campus Partnership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded a $20,000 grant to support public health and poverty alleviation programs in Lenoir County through its Health, Opportunity, Partnerships and Empowerment (HOPE) projects. The projects aim to improve health outcomes for low-income women by providing support and… Read more »

Nine global public health students receive awards for international work

May 21, 2010 The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $96,000 to 39 students conducting work around the world. Nine of them are working on degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   “We are proud to support the innovative work… Read more »

UNC project takes on heart disease in heart of U.S. ‘stroke belt’

  May 04, 2010 A new $10 million grant will help researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county’s leading cause of death.   The UNC-ECU project aims to better understand the causes… Read more »

Brown, junior BSPH student, selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in China

April 29, 2010 Lauren Brown Lauren Brown, a junior bachelor of science in public health student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, has received one of 23 Phillips Ambassadorships for study abroad in Asia.   Phillips Ambassadors are selected based on their academic achievements and commitment to activities, service and… Read more »

Popkin and Sharma awarded honors by Britain’s Nutrition Society

April 27, 2010 Dr. Gita Sharma Dr. Barry Popkin Two nutrition faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received high recognition from the United Kingdom’s Nutrition Society. Barry Popkin, PhD, Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, is the 2010 recipient of The Rank Prize, the Society’s highest honor, and… Read more »

Sanofi-aventis sponsors new Department of Nutrition scholarship program

April 23, 2010   Pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis is sponsoring a new Department of Nutrition scholarship program that will help bring top international doctoral students to UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Through the sanofi-aventis – UNC Global Nutrition Scholars Program, the company will fund half the cost of a five-year doctoral program for three… Read more »

No sugar-coating the crusade against obesity

April 23, 2010 Dr. Barry Popkin takes personally his professional campaign for good health, regularly biking to campus for exercise. (Note: Popkin removed his helmet to pose for this photo, but he never bikes without it.) When Barry Popkin, PhD, advocates for a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, soft-drink makers and food-industry groups attack.  … Read more »

Peers for Progress

April 23, 2010 Fisher heads global group providing diabetes support Peers for Progress’ executive board met in February 2009 to honor Dr. Jose Caro (front, center) who, as a executive at Eli Lilly and Company conceived of the initial plan for Peers for Progress. The board includes UNC public health faculty members Drs. Jo Anne… Read more »

In memoriam

April 23, 2010   Jessie Satia (1971-2010)   Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology and special assistant to the School’s dean for diversity, died in her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Feb. 4, 2010, after a long illness.   During her career, Satia published more than 65 papers and authored two… Read more »

Unraveling the mystery of arsenic’s modi operandi

  April 23, 2010 Dr. Stýblo (center) poses with Dr. Luz María Del Razo (second from left), UNC’s Dr. Zuzana Drobna (in orange), Mayor Eusebio Aguilar and local public health workers in Zimapan, Mexico. Murder mysteries have given arsenic a sinister reputation, but the damage it does is no fiction. The naturally occurring compound is… Read more »