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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 »

Unexpectedly high rates of childhood diabetes revealed by multi-center study

March 04, 2009 Rates of diabetes are significantly higher than expected among children and adolescents from five ethnic and racial groups in the United States, according to new findings by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and others. The findings are outlined in a series of papers in a supplement to… Read more »

Many Faces of Diabetes in American Youth

 Five articles appearing in the March supplement of Diabetes Care (available free of  charge at http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/vol32/Supplement_2/) provide a comprehensive picture of diabetes in children and adolescents from five ethnic and racial groups in the United States, including non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Navajo Nation. The articles describe important aspects of the epidemiologic,… Read more »

Dr. Ka He’s MSG research is highlighted by CBS News

Dr. Ka He The flavor enhancer MSG is found in more foods than you may think. Dr. Ka He’s research suggest MSG may be linked to obesity and is highlighted by CBS’s Dr. Mallika Marshall.