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UNC to coordinate study of ways to prevent, treat childhood obesity

September 23, 2010 Dr. June Stevens The University of North Carolina has been named coordinating unit for a $49.5 million research effort, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to examine ways to curtail the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. June Stevens, PhD, chair of the nutrition department in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Stevens to speak at AICR’s nutrition and cancer conference

  September 22, 2010 Dr. June Stevens The 2010 American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer will be held Oct. 21-22 in Washington, D.C. June Stevens, PhD, AICR/World Cancer Research Fund Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, will speak…. Read more »

UNC scientists to study pregnancy, obesity and breast cancer disparities

September 22, 2010 UNC scientists have received a five-year, $2.2 million grant to study how factors such as pregnancy and obesity may promote susceptibility to an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is more prevalent in young African-American women. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Breast Cancer and… Read more »

Hobbs receives local radio station’s Village Pride Award

August 26, 2010 Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and of nutrition and director of the doctoral program in health leadership at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received The Village Pride Award from Chapel Hill radio station WCHL 1360. The award, established… Read more »

Three public health students win Fulbright awards

  August 18, 2010 Three May 2010 graduates of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received Fulbright public health scholarships, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced. They are Jacqueline S. Knee, MSPH, and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Melissa Asmar and Erin… Read more »

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 »