Nutrition News

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 »

UNC eating disorders program director receives national research award

  October 01, 2008 Cynthia Bulik, PhD Cynthia Bulik, PhD, director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eating Disorders Program, has received the 2008 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association. Bulik is a professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

UNC researchers find MSG use linked to obesity

August 14, 2008 People who use monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are more likely than people who don’t use it to be overweight or obese even though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie intake, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… Read more »

Dr. Hackney lectures in South America

June 30, 2008 Dr. Anthony Hackney of the University of North Carolina recently conducted a series of lectures on “Sports Nutrition and Exercise Performance” in Chile, South America during June. The lecture series is sponsored by the Chilean government and several universities in the country. Dr. Hackney has just completed directing a Study Aboard program… Read more »

UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

June 02, 2008 Would people and their communities be healthier if they still got food from local farms? A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establish a Gillings Innovation Laboratory… Read more »

UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level

May 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Deborah Tate The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to explore how interactive digital games could be better designed to improve players’ health. Deborah Tate, PhD, will lead the study. UNC joins 11 other… Read more »