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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 »

Cannabis indicated as possible risk for gum disease in young people

February 05, 2008 Young people who are heavy smokers of cannabis may be putting themselves at significant risk for periodontal disease, according to new research. The study, published in the Feb. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, is believed to be the first to explore whether or not smoking a substance… Read more »

Kotch to spend semester in Edinburgh on Kenan research leave

January 29, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, professor of maternal and child health at the School of Public Health, is spending the next six months in Edinburgh, Scotland, having received 2007-2008 competitive Kenan research leave. There, he will help implement a comprehensive injury prevention plan for Scottish children and youth…. Read more »

Rusyn selected for Society of Toxicology honor

January 28, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn , MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, has been selected to receive the Society of Toxicology’s Achievement Award. Rusyn received his doctorate at UNC in 2000 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow for a year before joining the faculty… Read more »

Marci Campbell to lead new survivorship programs at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 28, 2008 Dr. Marci Campbell The Lance Armstrong Foundation today announced that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network to address the needs of the growing number of cancer survivors in the United States. Lineberger is the eighth network member… Read more »