Posts Categorized: Nutrition News

School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer

October 16, 2008 Andrew Olshan, PhD, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma. Olshan is also the leader of the… Read more »

UNC and N.C. roles expanded in landmark children’s health and development study

October 03, 2008 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has expanded the role played by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a long-term, wide-ranging study of the nation’s children. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD Barbara Entwisle, Ph.D., director of the Carolina Population Center, is the study’s principal investigator. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, associate… Read more »

UNC eating disorders program director receives national research award

  October 01, 2008 Cynthia Bulik, PhD Cynthia Bulik, PhD, director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eating Disorders Program, has received the 2008 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association. Bulik is a professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

Survey finds disordered eating behaviors among three out of four American women

September 26, 2008 A shocking sixty-five percent of American women between the ages of 25 and 45 have disordered eating behaviors, according to the results of a new survey sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and SELF Magazine. “Our survey found that these behaviors cut across racial and ethnic lines and… Read more »

School’s Nutrition Research Institute to celebrate opening of new research center

September 26, 2008 The School’s Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis, N.C., will celebrate the opening of a new 126,000-squarefoot research center in November 2008. NRI researchers and staff moved into the new building in August. The new center houses state-of-the-art equipment that will allow NRI scientists to study how nutrition can enhance human health…. Read more »

Gillings Innovation Labs focus interdisciplinary efforts on tough public health problems

  September 26, 2008 UNC’s Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs) bring together interdisciplinary research groups to focus concentrated efforts on solving big public health problems. They vary in topic, scope, focus and purpose — but share certain characteristics. All strive to be innovative, have impact, and accelerate solutions to public health problems across North Carolina and… Read more »

The public health landscape: challenges and opportunities

September 26, 2008 “The landscape of public health is complex and rapidly changing. The challenges are unprecedented. But this landscape also reveals a spirit of global solidarity, and a strong desire for fairness in health. And this gives us an occasion for unprecedented optimism as well.” – Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health… Read more »