Nutrition News

NIH Grant awarded to Dr. Jessie Satia for Colon Cancer Survivors research

  Dr. Satia   “A web-based tailored health behavior intervention for African American colon cancer survivors.” Racial disparities in colon cancer incidence and mortality, and the fact that health behaviors, such as diet and physical activity, are likely related to colon cancer prognosis, survival, and other forms of co-morbidity argue for interventions encouraging adoption of… Read more »

UNC seeking participants for anorexia nervosa couples therapy trial

  February 11, 2009 The eating disorder anorexia nervosa has a profound effect not only on the person with the disorder, but also on their close relationships. Spouses or partners of people with anorexia typically have not been included in treatment. This leaves partners in the dark about what is happening and robs the person… Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »

Zeisel chosen to deliver prestigious Atwater Lecture

January 22, 2009 Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, has been selected to deliver the 2009 W.O. Atwater Lecture by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). <p”> Zeisel is Kenan Distinguished Professor of nutrition and pediatrics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School of Medicine… Read more »

New study to focus on causes of birth defects

January 21, 2009 Andrew Olshan, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a $4.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the causes of birth defects. The grant… Read more »

Murdock’s dedication to nutrition featured in magazine

January 14, 2009 David Murdock An engaging interview with David Murdock appears in the Jan.2009 issue of The Costco Connection.  Murdock, billionaire real estate developer and owner of Dole Food Company, Inc., is the driving force behind creation of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., where the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Grant, community activist, to speak at School’s 2009 commencement

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »

Mayer-Davis named vice president of American Diabetes Association

January 05, 2009 Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, PhD, has been named vice president of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the organization has announced. Mayer-Davis is a professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School… Read more »

Dr. Melinda A. Beck awarded NIH Grant for Influenza research

  Dr. Beck, Erik Karlsson, and Dr. Sheridan “Risk of Influenza Infection In A Vaccinated Obese Population” Infection with influenza virus is responsible for a great deal of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In non-pandemic years, 10-20% of the population in the US is infected with influenza virus. In any given year, more than 120,000 persons… Read more »

Walking throughout adulthood may impact long-term weight gains

December 15, 2008 Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen In a 15-year study of leisure walking patterns, Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, and colleagues have found that regular walking helps counteract age-related weight gain. The study findings are published online in the Dec. 3 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Gordon-Larsen, associate professor of nutrition at the University… Read more »