Research News

HPM students’ research contributes to legislation about fluoridated water in Mississippi

June 16, 2009 Shown are team members (l-r) Kim Hammersmith, Lauren Brown and Ashley Kranz. Not pictured: Presha Patel and Bhav Shukla. A team of graduate students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management has helped convince the Mississippi state legislature to require communities in the state… Read more »

Use of herbal and other dietary supplements may have impact on cancer risk

June 15, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Certain herbal and specialty supplements may increase one’s risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers, while others may decrease the risk, according to a new study led by Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Researchers find genes associated with onset of puberty

  June 08, 2009 The genes that may cause a normal variation in the timing of female sexual maturation have been identified, according to a researcher at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and 38 other researchers from around the world. Their findings, published in the June issue of Nature… Read more »

Deciding on HPV Immunization in North Carolina

Noel T. Brewer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, studies the psychology of medical decision making. Currently, Dr. Brewer and his colleagues, including Jennifer Smith, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, are studying why girls and young women get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, the first vaccine that can prevent… Read more »

UNC study: new approach promises greater success for predicting drug safety

May 04, 2009 Adverse reactions to drugs represent one of the leading causes of death in the United States. But there may be a way to predict which people are most likely to suffer a toxic side effect to a drug before they have even taken it. A study published online May 4, 2009, in… Read more »

SPIROMICS Genomics and Informatics Center awarded to CSCC

April 27, 2009 The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics was selected by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a study looking at patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The contract spans… Read more »

UNC receives $2.7 million NIH grant to continue AIDS research training program

April 23, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. Dr. Ada Adimora Dr. Ada Adimora is principal investigator on the grant, which supports long- and short-term HIV/AIDS research… Read more »

School’s Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility to co-sponsor DNA Day events

April 22, 2009 DNA ‘ambassadors’ reach out to North Carolina high school students Young scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and nine other institutions are preparing to fan out to more than 100 high schools across the state this Friday (April 24) for the latest annual DNA Day commemorations. DNA Day… Read more »

ESE students receive awards for air quality research

April 22, 2009 Kim de Bruijne (R), with Dr. Ken Sexton Doctoral students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received recognition for air quality research presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Baltimore, Md., in March. Kim de… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »