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Chinese, Carolina doctors to examine health-care challenges

January 17, 2008 Cardiac care, smoking, HIV/AIDS and health-care policies in the United States and China will be among topics of a free public forum Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Experts at Peking University and other institutions in China and their UNC research colleagues will present… Read more »

Rusyn receives NIEHS grant to develop better models for testing chemical hazards

December 21, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Ivan Rusyn An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) which may yield knowledge about why some people are more likely than others… Read more »

Zeisel receives American Society for Nutrition research award

December 20, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, will receive the American Society for Nutrition’s Osborne and Mendel Award in recognition of outstanding recent basic accomplishments in nutrition. The award will be presented at the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology international meeting in San Diego, Calif., on April 6,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Dianne Ward Children play harder and longer when their child care centers provide portable play equipment such as balls and jump ropes, more opportunities for active play, and physical activity training and education for staff and students, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School… Read more »

Kellogg Foundation grants $10 million to continue Health Scholars Program

November 27, 2007 The W.K. Kellogg Foundation board has announced a $10 million grant to continue funding its Kellogg Health Scholars Program through 2012. The financial support will provide training for 40 postdoctoral scholars over the next five years. The University of North Carolina School of Public Health is one of eight national training sites… Read more »

Non-whites at higher risk for pain with metastatic breast cancer

November 27, 2007 A new study finds significant racial differences in the risk of pain related to metastatic breast cancer. An analysis by Dr. Liana Castel of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues found that non-whites experience poorer pain control among women with this disease. The study will be published in… Read more »

Doubled calorie intake from beverages likely contributes to adult obesity

November 20, 2007 It’s not just sugary sodas that are adding to the obesity crisis – it’s fruit drinks, alcohol and a combination of other high-calorie beverages, say University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers. And during the holidays, when eggnog, cocktails and spiced cider are abundant, the problem can… Read more »

First “Global Obesity Business Forum” convened in Chapel Hill

October 31, 2007 Senior food industry executives and many of the leading international nutrition scientists and medical experts convened Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 to address one of today’s most dangerous global health issues – obesity. The Global Obesity Business Forum is an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center (IDOC) at the University of North… Read more »

Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries

October 30, 2007 Most people in Africa and Asia are born and die without leaving a trace in any official records, giving policymakers and researchers little information on which to base public health decisions, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues say in a paper published Oct. 29, 2007, in the… Read more »