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Study validates weight loss program, brings weight loss research into the real world

February 20, 2013   Weight management programs that focus on behavior change can be effective in leading to weight loss, but most are done in controlled settings. As a result, it is often difficult to know whether the intervention can be sustained outside of the test environment.   Now, researchers at the University of North… Read more »

Former ambassador to Uganda visits Chapel Hill to learn about UNC’s work in Africa

  February 18, 2013 Jerry P. Lanier, principal deputy coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, met with public health and other leaders on The University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill on Feb. 15. Left to right are the ambassador’s wife, Catherine Kannenberg, PhD, Ambassador Lanier, Peggy Bentley, PhD, Suzanne… Read more »

Gazette features Bentley’s research on infants’ television exposure

February 14, 2013   This article, featuring research by Dr. Peggy Bentley, was written by Mark Derewicz, in the UNC Office of Research Communications. It appeared in the Feb. 13 issue of University Gazette. Bentley is associate dean for global health and distinguished professor of nutrition at the Gillings School.   Dr. Bentley It’s no… Read more »

AICR fellow studies impact of diet on head and neck cancers

  February 12, 2013 In honor of February’s being National Cancer Prevention Month, the news team spoke recently with Patrick Bradshaw, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)/Marilyn Gentry Fellow, about his research on the relationship of nutrition to head and neck cancers…. Read more »

New look at old study casts doubt on value of vegetable fats for heart health

February 08, 2013   A new analysis of data missing from a study that ended more than 40 years ago casts doubt on current dietary advice about vegetable fats and heart health.   The clinical trial, published online Feb. 5 in the British Journal of Medicine [pdf], shows that replacing saturated animal fats with linoleic… Read more »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »

New study provides unprecedented baseline for evaluating food industry pledge to reduce calories

  January 17, 2013   A new study, titled “Food Companies’ Calorie-Reduction Pledges to Improve U.S. Diet” and released Jan. 17 in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, provides an unprecedented analytic framework and plan for assessing future changes in the U.S. consumer goods food stream and measuring whether 16 food manufacturers, all members of… Read more »

New study provides unprecedented baseline for evaluating food industry pledge to reduce calories

Jan. 17, 2013 A new study, titled “Food Companies’ Calorie-Reduction Pledges to Improve U.S. Diet,” published online Jan. 17 in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, provides an unprecedented analytic framework and plan for assessing future changes in the U.S. consumer goods food stream and measuring whether 16 food manufacturers, all members of the Healthy Weight… Read more »

Fussy babies spend more time in front of the TV, study finds

January 08, 2013 Moms, especially those who are obese, are more likely to use television to entertain and soothe infants who are more fussy and active, according to researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The finding adds to the growing body of knowledge… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »