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Adair selected for Center for Scientific Review study section

 July 16, 2013 Linda S. Adair, PhD, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review’s Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific… Read more »

Adair selected for Center for Scientific Review study section

July 16, 2013 Dr. Linda Adair Dr. Linda S. Adair, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review’s Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement… Read more »

UNC offers global opportunities for Gillings School students

June 25, 2013   Thirteen students from Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded financial support to work and study abroad, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced.   UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives presented eight of the awards, which were funded through private gifts to the UNC Global Education… Read more »

Youth with Type 1 diabetes still may produce insulin with proper nutrition

June 24, 2013   The addition of foods rich in branched-chain amino acids and long-chain omega 3s could help youth diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes keep producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis. Dr. Mayer-Davis Those are the findings of a new study led by Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor… Read more »

Study finds relationship of calcium to brain lesions in older adults

June 21, 2013 A study co-authored by UNC’s John J.B. Anderson, PhD, has found a relationship between calcium levels and the presence of white-matter lesions in the brain, particularly in men and in people with depression.   Dr. John Anderson Anderson is professor emeritus of nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »

Study examines black women’s perceptions about breast cancer

June 19, 2013 African-American women are more than twice as likely as white women to develop basal-like breast cancer, an aggressive subtype that is hard to treat. More significantly, the five-year survival rate for African-Americans with basal-like breast cancer is 78 percent, lower than that of any other ethnic or racial group in the U.S…. Read more »

Doctoral students in ESE and nutrition honored with Gillings Dissertation Award

June 19, 2013 Ya-Ru Li Carmen Piernas Sanchez Ya-Ru Li and Carmen Piernas Sanchez, doctoral students at Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the 2013 Gillings Dissertation Award, a $5,000 prize that will support their research and dissertation writing.   Li, who is advised by Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, assistant professor of environmental… Read more »

UNC leads obesity prevention conference in Italy

June 18, 2013 Members of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s nutrition faculty and their international colleagues planned and are leading a conference on obesity prevention in Bellagio, Italy, June 17-21.   Conference attendees included co-coordinator Dr. Barry Popkin (back row, second from left). Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition… Read more »

Mary Kay and AHA grants to fund Makowski’s research on obesity and cancer

June 06, 2013 Dr. Liza Makowski Liza Makowski, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health, received two major awards this spring that will advance her work in obesity- and inflammation-related chronic diseases. Makowski will serve as principal investigator for “Reversing carcinogenic effect of obesity on basal-like breast cancer,” a project… Read more »

Siega-Riz appointed to 2015 US Dietary Guidelines advisory committee

June 03, 2013 Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, RD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 15 nationally recognized experts selected to serve on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.   Her selection was announced May 31 by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services… Read more »