Nutrition News

UNC study to examine if nutritional supplements protect HIV-positive mothers, infants in Africa

October 08, 2009 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $2.2 million grant to find out if simple nutritional supplements, fortified with micronutrients and essential fats, protect the health of HIV-positive women and their infants after weaning. Dr. Peggy Bentley Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate… Read more »

UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish Center of Excellence

October 02, 2009 Autism, depression, anxiety. Antipsychotic drug side effects. What are the genetic and environmental factors that underlie and contribute to these complex problems? And how do genes and environment interact to shape them? To seek answers, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health has named the University… Read more »

Graduate School announces 24 merit awards for public health students

  September 22, 2009 Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced. The students and their awards are listed below, by department. Biostatistics • Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship) Environmental Sciences and… Read more »

UNC study: Lose weight while listening to your MP3 player

September 15, 2009 With obesity and weight-related illnesses on the rise, researchers continue to look for better ways to help people shed extra pounds and keep them off. A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study finds that help may be as close as the earbuds on your MP3 player. Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy… Read more »

UNC begins phase III malaria vaccine trial in Malawi

  August 31, 2009 The phase III trial of the potential malaria vaccine known as RTS,S began this month in Malawi, Africa, with the help of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Peggy Bentley Peggy Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate dean… Read more »

Siega-Riz promoted to professor of nutrition and epidemiology

August 20, 2009 Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s departments of epidemiology and nutrition, the School has announced. The promotion was effective Aug. 1. Siega-Riz has been a member of the UNC public health faculty since 1998, when… Read more »

He, nutrition faculty member, receives promotion

August 20, 2009 Dr. Ka He Ka He, MD, ScD, has been promoted to associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology, with tenure, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The promotion is effective Sept. 1, 2009. “Dr. Ka He is a creative and talented researcher and a dedicated teacher,” says June Stevens, PhD,… Read more »

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 »