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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 »

Oh, you haven’t seen the world, honey

May 08, 2009 Mia Chabot, MPH Clinical dietitian, Duke University Medical Center pediatric clinics Peace Corps volunteer, Niger, 2003-2005 Master of Public Health (Nutrition), 2006-2008 As an undergraduate at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., Mia Chabot didn’t envision herself in Africa. She was majoring in biology, assuming that she would teach math or science after… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

Three from School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 14, 2009 Jahan Mohiuddin Melissa Marit Asmar, Shannon Marie Mentock and Jahan Joyce Mohiuddin, juniors in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest college honorary society. Melissa Asmar Asmar, a nutrition major from Apex,… Read more »

Dr. Ka He wins best faculty presentation in the sciences

Dr. Ka He More than 70 students and faculty members from across the university presented their research at the Fifth Annual University Research Day symposium on March 3, 2009. This student-organized event was sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Organization and The Graduate School. Cash prizes were awarded for the best poster and paper… Read more »

Public invited to 2009 Carolina Challenge finals and celebration March 28

  March 23, 2009 Teams of entrepreneurial students, faculty and staff from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will compete for $50,000 in prizes at the 2009 Carolina Challenge final competition Saturday (March 28) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Maurice J. Koury Auditorium. Three doctoral students from the… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have potential to benefit people across North Carolina and around the… Read more »