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Rimer co-edits American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement on cancer screening

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in its Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is co-editor of the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The July 2008 supplement… Read more »

Wishart selected to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

  June 23, 2008   Photograph, Brent Wishart Brent Wishart, facilities coordinator at the School of Public Health, has been chosen as recipient of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health’s 2008 Staff Excellence Award. His friends and co-workers at the School are invited to a reception in his honor on Friday, July… Read more »

Weathers selected for service on migrant health advisory council

June 17, 2008   photograph, Dr. Andrea Weathers Andrea C. Weathers, MD, DrPH, assistant professor of maternal and child health in the UNC School of Public Health, has accepted an invitation to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. The invitation was extended by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human… Read more »

Public health adjunct professor recognized as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine”

June 17, 2008 The American College of Emergency Physicians has recognized Dr. Judith E. Tintinalli, professor and chair emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.” Tintinalli, the emergency department’s founding chairman, is also an adjunct professor in… Read more »

Bennett receives funding for research in Vietnam

  June 10, 2008 photograph, Dr. Trude Bennett The School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health has awarded three grants totaling $40,000 to faculty members in public health, anthropology and medicine. Grant recipient Trude Bennett, DrPH, professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will use the funds to study “Methods, Strategies and… Read more »

Nineteen receive global health graduate certificates

June 10, 2008 Nineteen University of North Carolina students have received Graduate Certificates in Global Health this spring. The certificate program, administered by the School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health, prepares UNC residential graduate students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations around the world. The certificate complements currently enrolled graduate… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health to help UAE assess environmental health risks

June 09, 2008 CHAPEL HILL, NC – The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a contract with researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country, one of the fastest developing nations in the world. UNC researchers will partner… Read more »

Non-whites receive harsher sentences for inflicted traumatic brain injury of children

June 04, 2008 Non-white defendants are nearly twice as likely to receive harsher prison sentences than white defendants in North Carolina criminal cases stemming from inflicted traumatic brain injury of young children. That’s the conclusion reached by researchers from the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who tracked… Read more »

UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

June 02, 2008 Would people and their communities be healthier if they still got food from local farms? A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establish a Gillings Innovation Laboratory… Read more »

Media and public invited to videoconference on men’s health disparities

June 02, 2008 Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health Tuesday, June 3 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Auditorium, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, School of Social Work UNC campus Media representatives and all interested persons are invited to participate in the 14th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health at the University of North… Read more »