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Cancer risk slightly higher for women in discontinued hormone treatment trial

March 04, 2008   Photo, Dr. Gerardo Heiss A follow-up study of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trial led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher, Dr. Gerardo Heiss, has found that women who were taking the combined hormone therapy of estrogen plus progestin may have an increased risk of… Read more »

Homeland Security funds UNC center to study natural disasters in coastal areas

February 27, 2008 Richard Luettich, D.Sc. When storms threaten America’s coastlines, emergency managers will have the latest scientific information to prepare and protect our coastlines and citizens, thanks to a multi-million dollar grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Rick Luettich, D.Sc., professor of… Read more »

Earp receives Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Award

February 26, 2008   Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has been honored for her long history of mentoring students, staff and junior faculty. The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council selected Earp to receive its 2008 Faculty Mentoring Award, particularly for her work with… Read more »

Peter Leone appointed to board of National Coalition of STD Directors

February 26, 2008 Dr. Peter A. Leone Dr. Peter A. Leone, an expert on sexually transmitted diseases and an associate professor in the UNC schools of Medicine and Public Health, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). The coalition is a partnership of public health professionals… Read more »

Students take second place in national health care case competition

February 26, 2008 Photo, (L-R) Borrelli, Geiger and Harmon, with presenter, Dr. Ray Watts Three graduate students from the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took second place recently in a national health care case study competition hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The UNC team included master’s… Read more »

FDA’s Temple to speak on clinical trials on March 6

February 26, 2008 photo, Dr. Robert Temple Robert Temple, MD, often described as one of the most influential officials in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug regulatory process, will speak at the UNC School of Public Health at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Rosenau Auditorium (133 Rosenau Hall). As director of the… Read more »

Conference to explore impact of poverty, environment on minority health

February 25, 2008 The impact of poverty, culture and environment on minority health is the topic of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 29th annual Minority Health Conference, which will be held Friday, Feb. 29 at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center. Photo, Dr. Nancy Krieger As a highlight of the… Read more »

Doctors should watch for depression in arthritis patients

  February 20, 2008 Photo, Dr. Brenda DeVellis Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are twice as likely to experience depression but are unlikely to talk to a doctor about it, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Public Health faculty members Brenda M. De Vellis, PhD, Robert F. De… Read more »

School auditorium hosts lectures, seminars in March

February 18, 2008 March 6, 2008 Lecture: Robert Temple 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. School of Public Health Rosenau Auditorium Robert Temple, MD, is the director of the Office of Medical Policy of Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and acting director of the Office of Drug Evaluation I, which is… Read more »

Vaccine for stomach flu may be possible, UNC research shows

February 13, 2008 Every year, millions of people are infected with noroviruses – commonly called “stomach flu” – often resulting in up to 72 hours of vomiting and diarrhea. While most people recover in a few days, the symptoms can lead to dehydration and – in rare cases, especially among the elderly and infants –… Read more »