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Devastating disease burden avoidable with better water and sanitation practices, Bartram says

November 19, 2010 Dr. Jamie Bartram A new series published in leading medical journal Public Library of Science Medicine calls attention to the fact that poor sanitation, water and hygiene not only lead to the deaths of more than two million children each year, but also result in a massive global disease burden. Jamie Bartram,… Read more »

Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults

November 10, 2010 Dr. Gordon-Larsen Obese adolescents are 16 times more likely to become severely obese by age 30 than their healthy weight or even overweight peers, according to a new study led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Public health researchers found… Read more »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

ECHO program receives grant to reduce prostate cancer disparities in N.C.

October 28, 2010 A project led by the University of North Carolina Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes (ECHO) which aims to address the high rate of prostate cancer among African-American males in Caswell Co., N.C., has received a grant of $18,916 from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Community-Campus Partnership (CCP).   Dr. Anissa Vines Anissa Vines,… Read more »

UNC study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility

  October 27, 2010 The method used to assess infertility in at-home tests might not be the best for identifying which women will have trouble getting pregnant, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Amy Herring UNC study co-authors include lead author Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH,… Read more »

School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

UNC collaborative to uncover ways to improve global water and sanitation

The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has received a federal grant of nearly $260,000 to improve water and sanitation (WatSan) programs in developing countries by finding better ways to collect and communicate information needed to develop effective water and sanitation policy issues. The U.S. National Institutes of Health’s John E…. Read more »

Foshee receives $1.2 million CDC award to study prevention of adolescent dating violence

October 21, 2010 Dr. Vangie Foshee Vangie A. Foshee, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant of nearly $1.2 million to evaluate a program aiming to prevent psychological, physical and sexual dating abuse by adolescents who have been exposed to domestic violence…. Read more »

Golin to lead NIH grant aiming to test and treat inmates with HIV

October 06, 2010 Dr. Carol Golin Carol Golin, MD, has received a five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study effective ways to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among inmates in the criminal justice system. Golin, associate professor of health behavior and health education in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and of medicine… Read more »

Zeisel selected for NIEHS environmental health award

October 06, 2010 Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, director of the University of North Carolina’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis and Kenan Distinguished Professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Falk Award.   Zeisel received the award Oct. 4… Read more »