Nutrition News

Siega-Riz promoted to professor of nutrition and epidemiology

August 20, 2009 Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s departments of epidemiology and nutrition, the School has announced. The promotion was effective Aug. 1. Siega-Riz has been a member of the UNC public health faculty since 1998, when… Read more »

He, nutrition faculty member, receives promotion

August 20, 2009 Dr. Ka He Ka He, MD, ScD, has been promoted to associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology, with tenure, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The promotion is effective Sept. 1, 2009. “Dr. Ka He is a creative and talented researcher and a dedicated teacher,” says June Stevens, PhD,… Read more »

Groundbreaking study shows exercise benefits leukemia patients

August 04, 2009 One of the most bothersome symptoms of leukemia is extreme fatigue, and asking these patients to exercise doesn’t sound like a way to help them feel better. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that exercise may be a great way to do just that, combating… Read more »

Time Magazine features Penny Gordon-Larsen’s and Natalie The’s obesity research

On Monday, July 06, 2009 Time Magzaine’s articile “First Comes Love, Then Come Dr Penny Gordon-Larsen s Obesity” features Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen’s and Natalie The’s obesity research paper “What’s behind the weight gain?” Natalie The The study, published in the July issue of Obesity, set out to determine how romantic relationships affect the tell-no-lies number… Read more »

Panel discussion to address global family planning efforts

July 27, 2009 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and area health researchers will meet July 30 for a panel discussion addressing the importance of scaling up family planning efforts around the world. Panelists will discuss the impact of family planning on maternal health, integrating HIV/AIDS services with family planning programs and increasing… Read more »

Mande, School alumnus, named to USDA post

July 16, 2009 Jerold Mande, MPH Jerold R. Mande, MPH, was named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 9. Mande, a 1983 alumnus of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Health program in nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will oversee the Food Safety… Read more »

UNC study: People who bike or walk to work are more fit, less fat than drivers

July 13, 2009 Trying to get fit, but can’t work it into your daily schedule? Incorporating even relatively short bouts of exercise into a daily commute appears to deliver significant rewards, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen Researchers, led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate… Read more »

Reader’s Digest quotes Patricia Sheridan on vitamin E

Patricia Sheridan, PhD July, 2009 Readers Digest articile “4 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System” quotes Dr. Sheridan. “In an outbreak, a deficiency of nutrients can be as dangerous as not washing your hands”. Many people don’t get enough vitamin E, a proven immune enhancer, says Patricia Sheridan, PhD, at the University of North Carolina… Read more »

Raymond Tseng receives the 2009 Ralph E. McDonald Award

Ray Tseng, a joint 3rd year resident in pediatric dentistry and post-doctoral research fellow in Melinda Beck’s Lab, has been awarded the 2009 Ralph E. Mcdonald Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Dr. Tseng’s abstract entitled “Childhood obesity and leptin: implications for children’s oral health” was selected as 1 of 8 Erik… Read more »

Use of herbal and other dietary supplements may have impact on cancer risk

June 15, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Certain herbal and specialty supplements may increase one’s risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers, while others may decrease the risk, according to a new study led by Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »