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Groundbreaking study shows exercise benefits leukemia patients

August 04, 2009 One of the most bothersome symptoms of leukemia is extreme fatigue, and asking these patients to exercise doesn’t sound like a way to help them feel better. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that exercise may be a great way to do just that, combating… Read more »

Time Magazine features Penny Gordon-Larsen’s and Natalie The’s obesity research

On Monday, July 06, 2009 Time Magzaine’s articile “First Comes Love, Then Come Dr Penny Gordon-Larsen s Obesity” features Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen’s and Natalie The’s obesity research paper “What’s behind the weight gain?” Natalie The The study, published in the July issue of Obesity, set out to determine how romantic relationships affect the tell-no-lies number… Read more »

Panel discussion to address global family planning efforts

July 27, 2009 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and area health researchers will meet July 30 for a panel discussion addressing the importance of scaling up family planning efforts around the world. Panelists will discuss the impact of family planning on maternal health, integrating HIV/AIDS services with family planning programs and increasing… Read more »

Mande, School alumnus, named to USDA post

July 16, 2009 Jerold Mande, MPH Jerold R. Mande, MPH, was named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 9. Mande, a 1983 alumnus of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Health program in nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will oversee the Food Safety… Read more »

UNC study: People who bike or walk to work are more fit, less fat than drivers

July 13, 2009 Trying to get fit, but can’t work it into your daily schedule? Incorporating even relatively short bouts of exercise into a daily commute appears to deliver significant rewards, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen Researchers, led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate… Read more »

Reader’s Digest quotes Patricia Sheridan on vitamin E

Patricia Sheridan, PhD July, 2009 Readers Digest articile “4 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System” quotes Dr. Sheridan. “In an outbreak, a deficiency of nutrients can be as dangerous as not washing your hands”. Many people don’t get enough vitamin E, a proven immune enhancer, says Patricia Sheridan, PhD, at the University of North Carolina… Read more »

Raymond Tseng receives the 2009 Ralph E. McDonald Award

Ray Tseng, a joint 3rd year resident in pediatric dentistry and post-doctoral research fellow in Melinda Beck’s Lab, has been awarded the 2009 Ralph E. Mcdonald Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Dr. Tseng’s abstract entitled “Childhood obesity and leptin: implications for children’s oral health” was selected as 1 of 8 Erik… Read more »

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 »