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UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level

May 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Deborah Tate The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to explore how interactive digital games could be better designed to improve players’ health. Deborah Tate, PhD, will lead the study. UNC joins 11 other… Read more »

Heartfelt appreciation for Gillings gift

May 30, 2008 The following is a letter to the editor printed in the Triangle Business Journal Regarding the May 23 Triangle Business Journal coverage about a gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings, we at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enormously grateful for their forward-looking philanthropy that will transform our School… Read more »

New federally funded health initiative to speed benefits of science to North Carolinians

  May 29, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $61 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that will help speed up how scientific discoveries directly benefit patients in communities across North Carolina. UNC is among 14 academic health centers in 11 states to join the ranks of the… Read more »

Children in N.C. child care not getting recommended amounts of healthy foods

May 27, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Dianne Ward Young children in child care centers are not eating the recommended amounts of whole grains, fruits or vegetables during their time at such centers, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dianne Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition, is one of the study’s… Read more »

Foundation grants $450,000 to help improve public health service quality

May 21, 2008 Public health departments across North Carolina stand to benefit from a new $449,590 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving the quality of public health programs. Photograph, Dr. Ed Baker Dr. Edward L. Baker, research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North… Read more »

UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool

May 21, 2008 New research into the causes of cervical cancer appears to lend weight to the promise of a potential early detection method that could help prevent the disease. Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Smith According to a study involving scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)… Read more »

UNC poverty center awards grant to Ammerman

May 20, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Alice Ammerman The UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, based in the School of Law, has awarded seed funding for projects proposed by UNC faculty members Maureen Berner of the School of Government, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor in the Department of Nutrition and director of the Center for… Read more »

DuBose selected for UNC Encouragement of Learning Award

May 16, 2008 Ramona J. DuBose, director of communications at the School of Public Health, has been honored by the UNC Office of Human Resources as a supervisor who encourages staff learning and professional growth. Photograph, DuBose receives award from Rob Kramer, director of T&D DuBose, who came to the School in 2005, received the… Read more »

UNC’s Alumni Association honors Gillingses, Moeser

May 13, 2008 Dennis and Joan Gillings Former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings and his wife, Joan Gillings, former staff member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, were recognized May 10 by the university’s General Alumni Association (GAA) for their commitment to UNC. Dr. and Mrs. Gillings, who have generously supported… Read more »

Nutrition Coalition teaches kids about healthy eating

May 12, 2008 UNC Nutrition Coalition Students from the UNC Nutrition Coalition recently gave a hands-on presentation to youngsters and their families at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science, introducing them to some ideas about healthy eating and teaching them to make healthy snacks. Coalition co-president Mia Chabot, Megan Dean, Stephanie Lu, Michelle Tulley and… Read more »