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One of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2005 to discuss HIV/AIDS in Africa

  February 21, 2006 Photograph of Stephen Lewis As part of the annual University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Narratives of HIV series, humanitarian Stephen Lewis will speak about pressing global health challenges, the glaring health disparities between industrialized and developing nations, and the public and political will that’s needed to tackle these health… Read more »

Oldest minority health conference in nation organized by future public health leaders

February 20, 2006 While many college students held summer jobs or attended summer school last year, a small group of students from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began planning the nation’s oldest minority health conference to be held February 24.”Community-Based Research and Practice: How do we… Read more »

Charity Ball for School of Public Health, February 25, 2006

February 20, 2006 The 2nd Annual School of Public Health Charity Ball (formerly known as the Red Ball) is just around the corner. Be sure to tell all your friends about it and mark your calendars for this exciting semi-formal event!When: Saturday, February 25th, 2006 at 8 p.m. Where: The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC… Read more »

Heisler hits the ground running as Senior Associate Dean

February 15, 2006 Photograph of Jules Heisler, PhD, MBA Jules Heisler, PhD, MBA, has joined the School’s Dean’s leadership team as Senior Associate Dean. In this position, he plays a key role in strategic planning, developing and maintaining partnerships, overseeing the administrative functions within the School and raising funds for the School. In addition, he… Read more »

Surgeon General Richard Carmona to Visit School

  February 13, 2006 Photograph of Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, Surgeon General of the United States, made a few brief remarks, then took questions during “Conversations with the Surgeon General” at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in the Michael Hooker Research Center. A native of New… Read more »

Two School of Public Health faculty members named Kenan professors

  February 10, 2006 Photograph of Dr. James Swenberg Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Drs. James Swenberg and Steven Zeisel have been named Kenan professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, endowed faculty positions awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. “Both Dr. Zeisel and Dr. Swenberg are known… Read more »

GlaxoSmithKline funds $1.65 million effort for UNC-Duke public health care partnership

February 09, 2006 The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation has awarded $1.65 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University for a collaborative partnership to address four pressing local and global health care concerns: quality of care and patient safety, health disparities, global health with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, and mental… Read more »

Lesneski receives WCHL 1360 Village Pride Award

February 08, 2006 Radio station WCHL 1360 honored Cheryll Lesneski, DrPH, and Beth Lamanna with the Village Pride Award on Feb. 7 for planning a medical mission trip to help Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Katrina.Lesneski is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, and Lamanna is a clinical instructor for the… Read more »

New study: Inequality in recreational resources decreases physical activities, boosts weight gain

February 05, 2006 In general, minorities and people with lower incomes have much less access than wealthier people to recreational facilities, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigation concludes. The result is that they are less physically active and are more likely to be overweight.That’s not the only reason that people with… Read more »

Public health professionals statewide to have resources through N.C. Public Health Academy

February 01, 2006 Taking the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to all county health workers statewide is the idea behind the N.C. Public Health Academy, a new initiative created by the UNC School of Public Health-based N.C. Institute for Public Health.The Duke Endowment has announced plans to fund the start of the academy… Read more »