School News

February 24, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Thirty-two minority public health officials from across the United States are learning how to manage in crisis situations through a new fellowship program, “Managing through Turbulent Times: The Kellogg Emerging Leaders in Public Health Fellowship.””We’re living in very turbulent times with what seems like a new public health crisis… Read more »

February 23, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Many women have gone through life never believing they could keep a regular exercise regimen, much less run in a race. Sole Sisters, a 14-week training program, wants to challenge that assumption and help these women succeed in ways they never thought possible.Women interested in becoming “Sole Sisters” are… Read more »

February 20, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — State and federal laws passed in the mid-1990s to curtail “drive-through deliveries” — potentially dangerous, exceptionally short hospital stays for women giving birth — have partially succeeded in correcting that problem in some states, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health study shows.”In the… Read more »

February 20, 2004 Margaret Dardess Dr. Margaret Dardess has been appointed interim dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health by Dr. Robert Shelton, the University’s executive vice chancellor and provost. Her appointment becomes effective March 15, 2004. Dardess joined the School of Public Health in January 2002 as… Read more »

February 13, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Child health experts widely agree that children should receive a wide range of preventive services to ensure normal development, but the statistics on a variety of health screenings are somewhat discouraging.Statistics show only about 75 percent of 2-year-olds nationwide are fully immunized, and fewer than half of parents receive… Read more »

February 12, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The environment where we live, work and play profoundly influences our health. That intersection between health and the “built environment” will be the focus of the 26th Annual Minority Health Conference sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.Titled “Health and the Built… Read more »

February 10, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — One of the largest surveys ever done among North Carolina school children shows that those who sometimes smoke or are exposed to tobacco smoke at home or elsewhere suffer more asthma than their classmates.The massive University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill survey showed that childhood smoking and exposure… Read more »

February 09, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — U.S. health officials are pushing for renewed attention to the HIV-AIDS epidemic amid a resurgence of cases. In response, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will launch “Narratives of HIV: Hearing Their Stories,” a series of awareness and educational events to provide greater understanding about the impact… Read more »

  February 06, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-led research team has found that preschoolers enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) show positive nutritional behaviors and intakes beyond the program’s goals.The new study is published in this month’s issue of the Journal… Read more »

February 03, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Hopes that high doses of certain vitamins could help prevent a second stroke in people who already suffered one took a hit today as scientists released findings from a major multicenter study of that possibility.Their investigation showed no significant differences over two years between a group of 1,827 stroke… Read more »