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  February 26, 2004 Dr. Daniel A. Okun, Kenan professor of environmental engineering emeritus in the UNC School of Public Health’s department of environmental sciences and engineering, will be honored Saturday (Feb. 28) by WaterPartners International.WaterPartners International will host its 12th annual Water for Life fund-raiser Saturday at UNC’s Morehead Building. The event will honor… Read more »

  February 26, 2004 Dr. Donald E. Francisco, clinical professor in the UNC School of Public Health’s department of environmental sciences and engineering, recently received an award named in his honor by the American Water Works Association’s N.C. section and the N.C. Water Environment Association.Francisco received the Donald E. Francisco Educator of the Year Award,… Read more »

February 26, 2004 The 26th Annual Minority Health Conference, “Health and the Built Environment: The Effects of Where We Live, Work and Play,” has this afternoon (Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004) been cancelled due to the threatening snowstorm now blanketing North Carolina.The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education has no open dates this spring… Read more »

February 26, 2004 Dr. Francis A. DiGiano, a professor in the UNC School of Public Health’s department of environmental sciences and engineering, recently received the George Warren Fuller Award, presented by the American Water Works Association’s N.C. section.The award, established in 1937 and the most prestigious presented by the N.C. section, is given each year… Read more »

February 26, 2004 The UNC School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health has developed a new certificate program to prepare graduate students for international public health challenges.This semester, 17 courses in the school qualify for the requirements of the Global Health Certificate Program. The new certificate program is open to students enrolled in a… Read more »

  February 25, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Safety, insurance and liability concerns are the biggest barriers to be overcome before children and adults can benefit more from using school physical activity facilities during non-school hours, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health study concludes.The chief value of such use… Read more »

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 »