Nutrition News

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 »

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 »