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Partnerships for fields of public health

April 27, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – New opportunities for partnerships between the fields of public health and information and library sciences will be the topic of a lecture Wednesday (May 4) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, Alumni Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Public Health, will give… Read more »

50 public health students who won fellowships during 2004-2005 honored in spring ceremony

April 27, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Fifty students from the UNC School of Public Health who won fellowships or scholarships during the 2004-2005 academic calendar year were honored recently in an April 7 recognition ceremony hosted by the UNC Graduate School on the Carolina campus.The ceremony also recognized inductees into Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the Frank… Read more »

Dr. Robert G. Wetzel, scholar of aquatic ecosystems, dies at age 68

April 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robert G. Wetzel, who received international accolades for his research in furthering the world’s understanding of fresh water ecosystems, died at his home on April 18 after a five-month battle with lung cancer. He was 68.A memorial service will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday… Read more »

Eight UNC students win fellowships for health care service projects

April 21, 2005 CHAPEL HILL Eight students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won North Carolina Schweitzer Fellowships for self-designed service projects to improve public health in North Carolina.Four students each from the dental and medical schools won 2005-2006 fellowships, bringing UNC eight awards among 22 statewide. Six of the students… Read more »

Highway Safety Research Center receives

April 19, 2005 The UNC Highway Safety Research Center has received special recognition for its work on “Guidelines for Cost Benefit Analysis of Investments in Bicycle Facilities,” a research project offering government officials guidelines in this area.The Research Partnership Special Recognition Award, presented by the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, recognizes research projects… Read more »

Heymann of WHO to keynote Foard lecture, speak on ‘dilemmas in public health’

April 14, 2005 Dr. David Heymann CHAPEL HILL — Dr. David Heymann, who directs the World Health Organization’s (WHO) polio eradication program, will be the keynote speaker for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health’s upcoming Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture. Scheduled for April 20, Heymann’s lecture is titled… Read more »

UNC statistician partially adjusts for ballpark effects, steroids, etc. in determining best batters

April 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL There are diehard baseball fans who know — or think they know — much about the game and who’ll argue themselves blue in the face over who the best players were.And then there are the super fans who spend hundreds or thousands of hours each year studying America’s pastime, often… Read more »

State recognizes UNC for sustainability leadership at N.C. Sustainable Energy Conference

April 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the state’s first agency to introduce fare-free buses and Zipcars that can be rented by the hour – and UNC this week received the 2005 N.C. State Government Sustainability Award in recognition of these and other environmental initiatives.The award is… Read more »

U.S. service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study

April 06, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force academies – fierce rivals on the sports field – soon will cooperate on a $2.8-million study of risk factors for a common knee injury among athletes.The study, led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research… Read more »

Lance Armstrong Foundation awards research grant to School of Public Health professor

April 06, 2005 Dr. Marilie Gammon CHAPEL HILL — The Lance Armstrong Foundation recently awarded a research grant to Dr. Marilie Gammon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study the potential correlation between flavonoid intake and breast cancer risk and survival. While researchers have found obesity at diagnosis to affect the… Read more »