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UNC grant will support HIV/AIDS research in China

October 10, 2007 The National Institute of Child Health and Development has awarded $1.97 million to the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine over the next five years to increase and improve the application of social sciences to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Peoples Republic of China…. Read more »

Peterson elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 09, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the School of Public Health and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the… Read more »

Rockingham County, UNC chosen to participate in National Children’s Study

October 04, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected as a study center in the National Children’s Study, according to a National Institutes of Health announcement Oct. 4, 2007. The study, which the NIH calls the largest of its kind ever conducted in the United States, will measure the effects… Read more »

New ‘Voices’ series on North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC focuses on health care

September 27, 2007 North Carolina is not healthy. The state is ranked 36th in the nation in terms of citizens’ health – and its ranking relative to other states has declined over time. A new in-depth radio news series, “North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care,” will explore the connections between health and health care in… Read more »

School of Public Health awarded $1.5 million for Public Health Leadership Institute

September 26, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Edward Baker The North Carolina Institute for Public Health, the service and outreach arm of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue its leadership of the… Read more »

Evie McKee among UNC employees recognized for excellence, leadership

September 25, 2007 Photograph of Evelyn McKee Seven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employees, including business manager Evelyn “Evie” McKee from the School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, have been recognized for their outstanding contributions. Five received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence; McKee and another employee received the Excellence in Management Award…. Read more »

Sheila Leatherman named first Gillings Visiting Professor

September 24, 2007 Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman has been named the first Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The professorship is part of Carolina Public Health Solutions, a program established in the School through a generous gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Ms…. Read more »

Maintaining weight after age 40 increases breast cancer survival

September 19, 2007 Women sometimes feel there’s nothing they can do to improve their chances of survival after a breast cancer diagnosis. But there is, according to scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other institutions. Don’t gain weight after age 40. A new study shows premenopausal women who gain more… Read more »

Symposium explores women’s rights to breastfeed

September 19, 2007 A symposium on breastfeeding and feminism will be held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Organizers hope to strengthen cooperation among breastfeeding advocates and those concerned with contraception, abortion, workers’ rights, mothers’ rights, adequate health insurance, women’s economic advancement and public… Read more »

Jeno Bratts accepts Staff Excellence Award with humility, appreciation

September 13, 2007 Jeno Bratts accepts the Staff Excellence Award On Friday, September 7, Jeno M. Bratts, systems manager in Instructional and Information Systems at the School of Public Health, was honored as recipient of the School’s 2007 Staff Excellence Award. Bratts was presented with a framed certificate and monetary award at an afternoon reception… Read more »