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UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa

April 24, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a training fellowship from the Gilead Foundation to provide doctors from the African nation of Malawi with postdoctoral training in internal medicine. Among the poorest nations in the world, Malawi is the site of the UNC Project, a research, care and… Read more »

Inactive kids face six-fold risk of heart disease by teen years, study finds

April 04, 2008 Young children who lead inactive lifestyles are five-to-six times more likely to be at serious risk of heart disease, with that degree of danger emerging as early as their teenage years, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings, published Friday, April… Read more »

Erik Karlsson winner of the Wrigley Science Institute Predoctoral Fellowship

Erik Karlsson has won the Wrigley Science Institute Predoctoral Fellowship. This is a $5000 award presented for Erik’s proposed project entitlted “Obesity, Influenza and Cell-mediated immune memory”. Along with our other student awardees, Erik will receive his award at ASN’s awards ceremony on Sunday, April 6, beginning at 5:30 pm in the SanDiego Marriott Hotel… Read more »

Marci Campbell to lead new survivorship programs at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 28, 2008 Dr. Marci Campbell The Lance Armstrong Foundation today announced that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network to address the needs of the growing number of cancer survivors in the United States. Lineberger is the eighth network member… Read more »

Zeisel receives American Society for Nutrition research award

December 20, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, will receive the American Society for Nutrition’s Osborne and Mendel Award in recognition of outstanding recent basic accomplishments in nutrition. The award will be presented at the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology international meeting in San Diego, Calif., on April 6,… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Dianne Ward Children play harder and longer when their child care centers provide portable play equipment such as balls and jump ropes, more opportunities for active play, and physical activity training and education for staff and students, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School… Read more »

Coleman named one of first Working on Women in Science scholars

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Rosalind Coleman The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named the first fellows in the Working on Women in Science program, a campus-wide initiative to foster the advancement of women in science and medicine. Rosalind Coleman, MD, professor of nutrition in the School of Public Health and professor… Read more »

Doubled calorie intake from beverages likely contributes to adult obesity

November 20, 2007 It’s not just sugary sodas that are adding to the obesity crisis – it’s fruit drinks, alcohol and a combination of other high-calorie beverages, say University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers. And during the holidays, when eggnog, cocktails and spiced cider are abundant, the problem can… Read more »