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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 »

Fry receives two prestigious honors for outstanding young researchers

  September 28, 2010 Dr. Rebecca Fry Rebecca Fry, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received two prestigious awards recognizing her potential to advance science and make substantial contributions throughout her career. Fry has received The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from the… Read more »

UNC to coordinate study of ways to prevent, treat childhood obesity

September 23, 2010 Dr. June Stevens The University of North Carolina has been named coordinating unit for a $49.5 million research effort, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to examine ways to curtail the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. June Stevens, PhD, chair of the nutrition department in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

School faculty members present at international injury prevention conference

September 22, 2010 A number of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members will make presentations at the 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, held Sept. 21-24 in London.   Dr. Carol Runyan Dr. Kant Bangdiwala UNC presenters include Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor at the biostatistics department’s Collaborative Studies… Read more »

Stevens to speak at AICR’s nutrition and cancer conference

  September 22, 2010 Dr. June Stevens The 2010 American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer will be held Oct. 21-22 in Washington, D.C. June Stevens, PhD, AICR/World Cancer Research Fund Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, will speak…. Read more »

UNC scientists to study pregnancy, obesity and breast cancer disparities

September 22, 2010 UNC scientists have received a five-year, $2.2 million grant to study how factors such as pregnancy and obesity may promote susceptibility to an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is more prevalent in young African-American women. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Breast Cancer and… Read more »

UNC, Children’s Hospital Boston develop iPhone app to report, receive drug safety news

September 15, 2010 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Children’s Hospital Boston have developed a new iPhone application to encourage health care professionals and patients to send and receive information about the use and side effects of prescription medications.   The application, “MedWatcher,” allows users to track the latest drug… Read more »

Mistrust, not sense of masculinity, may cause African-American men to avoid medical care

September 01, 2010 Whether they see themselves as “tough guys,” or just self-reliant, men are less likely than women to seek routine, preventive medical care, such as blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests, however, that African-American men delay getting health care more because… Read more »

AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than in blood

August 23, 2010 Dr. Myron Cohen The virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make HIV-1 in semen different than what it is in the blood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide

August 09, 2010   Spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the United States and worldwide according to a recent study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center. Dr. Desmond Runyan Lead author Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH, clinical professor of epidemiology at the UNC… Read more »