Nutrition News

Kiyah Duffey, PhD Awarded CDC Grant

Kiyah Duffey, PhD candidate, was awarded a CDC Grant for Public Health Research Dissertation (R36) for her proposed research titled “You are where you eat: Longitudinal associations between the neighborhood food environment, away-from-home eating patterns, obesity and diabetes.” CDC’s R36 Dissertation Grants are designed to support and encourage doctoral candidates from a variety of academic… Read more »

New Nutrition Biohemistry Core C Service – Flow Cytometry

Molecular Biology and Nutritional Biochemistry Core Facility is now offering flow cytometry services. Similar to a fluorescent microscope, the flow cytometer can identifycells by specific cell surfacemarkers or by labeling of internalproteins. Dr. Patricia Sheidan and Erik Karlsson However, unlike microscopy, the flow cytometer allows forhigh‐throughout capabilities. Simultaneous multi parametric analysis of physical and chemical… Read more »

Public health senior pushes pedals instead of paper

August 06, 2010 Charles LePrevost Charles LePrevost knew his summer internship at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) would be different than most of his classmates’ internships, but he could not have predicted how adventurous nutrition and physical activity research could be. LePrevost, who often goes by “Lepo,” is biking across… Read more »

UNC NRI study: Choline-rich diet supports blood vessel development in fetal brain

July 21, 2010   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Prenatal diets lacking in choline – an essential nutrient found in all cell membranes – result in fewer blood vessels in the brains of developing fetuses, according to a mouse study by UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) scientists. The findings, published in the journal, Proceedings of the National… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Heart Healthy Lenoir kicks off in Kinston

July 06, 2010 More than 100 community members, policymakers, health care providers and business owners joined researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University on June 29 to kick off the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project in downtown Kinston, N.C.   Heart Healthy Lenoir is a $10 million, five-year project focused on reducing heart disease in… Read more »

Public health undergraduates receive study abroad scholarships

June 25, 2010 Bachelor of Science in Public Health students Lauren Blanchet, Lauren Brown and Christopher Zieber were among 163 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates selected in 2010 to receive scholarships and fellowships totaling about $637,000. The awards, funded by private gifts, enable students to study in other countries for a semester,… Read more »

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Four UNC global health abstracts selected for presentation at APHA annual meeting

June 07, 2010 Four abstracts of work conducted by faculty members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been accepted for presentation at the 138th annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition, to be held Nov. 6-10 in Denver. Dr. Bruce Fried Dr. Peggy Bentley Gretchen Van Vliet Dr. Hollie… Read more »

UNC Nutrition students sweep awards at major national conference

Six students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition have won prestigious fellowships and prizes presented at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans April 18-22. The students, including Jessica Ellis, Scott Ickes, Nicole Schwerbrock (May 2009 graduate), Megan Slining, Ya Wen Teng and Natalie The, won half of… Read more »