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School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

Teuber wins NCWRA poster contest

October 20, 2008   Leah Teuber Leah Teuber, master’s student in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, recently won first place in a poster contest sponsored by the North Carolina Water Resources Association at the Water Resources Research Institute’s (WWRI) annual conference, held Oct. 8 and 9 at North Carolina State University. The more… Read more »

Endeavors highlights work of Van Rie, student photographers

October 16, 2008 The current issue of Endeavors magazine features the work of a faculty member and two students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “Return of the Fatal Cough” describes the resurgence of tuberculosis and the research of Annelies Van Rie, MD, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology: TB is now the… Read more »

UNC Carolina Vaccine Institute awarded $4.8 million to test dengue fever

  October 16, 2008 The Carolina Vaccine Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $4.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create and test possible vaccines for dengue fever. The institute, established in 2002 under the auspices of the UNC schools of medicine and public… Read more »

UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer

October 16, 2008 Andrew Olshan, PhD, professor and chair of the Epidemiology Department in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma. Olshan is also the leader of the… Read more »

Early voting and same-day registration begin Oct. 16

October 15, 2008 Early one-stop voting and same-day voter registration begins Oct. 16 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this time for the 2008 presidential, gubernatorial and senatorial general elections. The voting site is the Faculty Lounge on the second floor of the Morehead Building, at 250 E. Franklin… Read more »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

UNC receives $8.5 million for new public health preparedness research center

  October 09, 2008 The North Carolina Institute for Public Health has been awarded an $8.5 million, five-year grant to create a new research center focused on helping protect the state from a wide range to disasters and threats. The institute, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global… Read more »

UNC and N.C. roles expanded in landmark children’s health and development study

October 03, 2008 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has expanded the role played by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a long-term, wide-ranging study of the nation’s children. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD Barbara Entwisle, Ph.D., director of the Carolina Population Center, is the study’s principal investigator. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, associate… Read more »