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Nutrition News

Eyewitness News’ Akiia James accepted invitation to taste traditional foods with healthy twist

Contratulations Students Congratulations to Amanda Holliday and our great students. ABC Eyewitness News’ Akiia James accepted invitation to taste traditional foods with healthy twist.    

UNC contract to help UAE assess environmental health risks expanded

November 05, 2008 The contract between the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health has been expanded to include a broader range of assessments of health risks due to environmental factors in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), one of the fastest developing nations in the world. As… Read more »

Janne Boone awarded the Sandra Winn Green scholarship for 2008

Janne Boone is the recipient of the Sandra Winn Green Scholarship for 2008, which awards an outstanding student at the School of Public Health demonstrated by strong academic ability and practice experience, and demonstrated potential to contribute to the field of public health. Ms. Boone has been incredibly productive at UNC, with two publications in… Read more »

Miroslav Styblo lab named newest Gillings Innovation Laboratory at The University of North Carolina

The newest Gillings Innovation Laboratory at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health will tap new technology to help researchers examine individual differences in the metabolism of inorganic arsenic and in the susceptibility to adverse effects associated with chronic exposures to arsenic.The ultimate goal is to find out why some people exposed to… Read more »

Natalie Peterson receives the Curtis Glenn Southard Award in community mental health

Ms. Peterson is the recipient of the Curtis Glenn Southard Award in Community Mental Health. She has worked incredibly hard as an undergraduate and Masters student and has been highly active outside of the classroom. Her work shows a major dedication to the field and to her career.    

Meghan Slining named finalists

Congratulations to doctoral student Meghan Slining, who was named as one of five finalists for The Obesity Society’s Ethan Sims Young Investigator award! Meghan will present her research, “Clusters of infant growth trajectories are associated with risk of adult overnight” at a plenary session at the October meeting of the Obesity Society (formerly NAASO), where… Read more »

Natalie The is receipient of the Namomi R. Koehler Endowment

Natalie The is the recipient for the Naomi R. Koehler Endowment for Professional Development in Nutrition and Women’s Health Scholarship for 2008. The award recognizes her outstanding research on obesity, nutrition, and women’s health. Ms. The has already made some interesting findings in this area. Her work has shown that women are at greatest risk… Read more »

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 »