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Dardess takes on new role in UNC School of Medicine

November 01, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Margaret Dardess Dr. Margaret Dardess, UNC’s associate provost for strategic partnerships, will take on additional responsibilities effective Nov. 1 as senior counselor to Dr. William L. Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine, chief executive officer of the UNC Health Care System and vice chancellor for medical affairs…. Read more »

Health Policy and Administration Faculty Member Named Journal Editor

October 31, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Thomas Ricketts UNC School of Public Health professor Thomas Ricketts III has been named editor of the North Carolina Medical Journal. Ricketts had been associate editor for the past four years. Dr. Ricketts, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, is also director of the North Carolina… Read more »

UNC, Peking University to co-sponsor Beijing conference on health-care reform in China

  October 30, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Peking University will hold a joint conference in Beijing to develop solutions for health-care reform in China. The December conference, “Harmonious Development and Reaching Health for All,” is the latest in a growing series of collaborations between UNC administrators, faculty, students and… Read more »

Leader in education development delivers annual SPIRE lecture

October 30, 2006 SPIRE, a UNC postdoctoral fellowship program, will host its seventh annual Distinguished Scholar Seminar on Friday, (Nov. 3) at 11 a.m. in Fox Auditorium, room L300 in the School of Nursing addition.Dr. Marian Johnson-Thompson, director of education and biomedical research development for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the… Read more »

Bentley named one of first Paul G. Rogers Society Ambassadors

  October 27, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Peggy Bentley Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, UNC School of Public Health Associate Dean of Global Affairs and professor of nutrition, has been chosen to serve as an Ambassador in the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research at Research! America. The Paul G. Rogers Society, named for… Read more »

Health Policy and Administration graduate students take third place in national competition

October 27, 2006 Photograph of Robin Hunt, Jessica Thompson and April Clark Three graduate students in the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took third place recently in a national healthcare competition sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). April Clark, Robin Hunt and Jessica Thompson competed against… Read more »

Renaissance Computing Institute goes statewide with two new locations

October 25, 2006 The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) today announced plans to expand its reach to western and eastern North Carolina by opening sites in Asheville, affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and in Greenville, affiliated with East Carolina University. RENCI at UNC Asheville and RENCI at East Carolina University (ECU) initially… Read more »

Zeisel selected for distinguished achievement in nutrition research

October 18, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD , Kenan Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics and associate dean for research at the School of Public Health, has been named winner of the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Freedom to Discover Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research. Zeisel was recognized for… Read more »

Abdominal fat affects breast cancer survival

October 13, 2006 A new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides evidence that excess abdominal fat can affect breast cancer survival.The researchers followed 1,254 women ages 20 to 54 diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 1990 and 1992. Women with a waist-to-hip ratio greater than 0.80, which indicates… Read more »

UNC awarded $22 million to coordinate Hispanic Community Health Study

October 12, 2006 A $22 million federal contract to coordinate a nationwide health study of Hispanics in the United States has been awarded to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Hispanic Community Healthy Study will examine the impact of acculturation – adapting to life in a… Read more »