Nutrition News

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 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.    

Bulik receives mentoring award from women’s leadership council

February 27, 2009 Dr. Cynthia Bulik The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council on Thursday (Feb. 26) honored University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors Cynthia Bulik and Kathleen Rounds for being great mentors. The awards were presented during the council’s annual meeting at the Carolina Inn. Bulik, the William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Distinguished… Read more »

Long-term use of nutrient supplements may increase cancer risk

February 26, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially among smokers, according to a study led by Jessie Satia, PhD. The study, which also examined use of retinol, vitamin A, lycopene and lutein, appears in the February issue of… Read more »

Congratulations Dr. Haines on your retirement. You will be missed!

Dr. June Stevens give tribute to Dr. Haines Dr. Pamela Haines Dr. Barry Popkins Congratulates Pam Dr. Popkin gives Pam a hug. Karen Cooper, former student makes trip from Canada for Pam’s party Pam shares fond memories Alice Ammerman speaks of her mentor   Memories of Pam’s special day!            … Read more »