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Farel receives Delta Omega Award for Innovative Curriculum

November 16, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Anita Farel Anita Farel, DrPH, clinical professor and associate chair for graduate studies in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, has received the Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum for her course, “Program Assessment in Maternal and Child Health.” She made a presentation describing the course… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »

Breastfeeding Center accepted for USBC membership

November 07, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Miriam Labbok The UNC School of Public Health’s Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care has been accepted for membership in the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). The mission of USBC is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the feeding norm for young children. The group comprises… Read more »

Master’s students Ballard, Bonds and Sehgal win award in case competition

November 06, 2007 left to right: Sehgal, Bonds and Ballard Three master’s degree candidates in the Department of Health Policy and Administration were awarded second place in the 2007 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 2-6. Jasmine Ballard, Jennifer Bonds and Saumya Sehgal each received a $3,000 scholarship for… Read more »

March of Dimes honors Siega-Riz for work in maternal-fetal nutrition

  November 01, 2007 photograph, Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished achievement in research, education or… Read more »

First “Global Obesity Business Forum” convened in Chapel Hill

October 31, 2007 Senior food industry executives and many of the leading international nutrition scientists and medical experts convened Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 to address one of today’s most dangerous global health issues – obesity. The Global Obesity Business Forum is an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center (IDOC) at the University of North… Read more »

Public invited to discuss HPV vaccination concerns

October 30, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Noel Brewer Is vaccination for the human papillomavirus a good idea? Dr. Noel Brewer, assistant professor in UNC’s School of Public Health, will provide an update during the Current Science Forum for November at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Dr. Brewer… Read more »

Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries

October 30, 2007 Most people in Africa and Asia are born and die without leaving a trace in any official records, giving policymakers and researchers little information on which to base public health decisions, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues say in a paper published Oct. 29, 2007, in the… Read more »

Oberlander explores why health care reform fails: a NEJM perspective

October 26, 2007 Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, in the lead perspective article in the Oct. 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, explores what lessons can be learned from past failures in health care reform. Oberlander is an associate professor of health policy and administration and social medicine at the University of North Carolina…. Read more »

University expands no-smoking policy starting January 1

  October 23, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will expand its no-smoking policy, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, through legislation enacted by the N.C. General Assembly last summer, Chancellor James Moeser has announced. While the University has banned smoking inside its buildings and facilities for years, starting in January the no-smoking boundary… Read more »