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Researchers identify core traits strongly linked to eating disorders affecting 11 million Americans

September 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — An international team of researchers led by investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has identified six core traits that appear to be linked to genes associated with two common eating disorders: anorexia and bulimia nervosa.Approximately 10 million… Read more »

SPH welcomes four Humphrey Fellows displaced by Katrina

September 06, 2005 Four international Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows who were studying at Tulane University in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit have relocated to Carolina’s School of Public Health. These fellows, who are health care leaders in their own countries, join 10 Humphrey Fellows already studying at our School. The Office of Global Health… Read more »

New magnetic resonance imaging technique is useful in early detection of pancreatic cancer

September 01, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Research conducted at the University of North Carolina Hospitals shows that a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique is very successful for early detection of pancreatic cancer.”This work is an important, major advance. The essence of this work is that very early detection of pancreatic cancer is possible with… Read more »

UNC dedicates Michael Hooker Research Center, designed to serve growing public health research needs

August 31, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health dedicated its new $38.6 million state-of-the-art research facility, named the Michael Hooker Research Center on Wednesday, August 31, 2005. More than 300 people were on hand as the ribbon was cut in the facility’s atrium.”Carolina’s School of… Read more »

Message from the Dean regarding the impact of Hurricane Katrina

August 31, 2005 Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who are affected by this tragic storm and its aftermath. I know that some of you have family and friends in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, and I hope they are okay. Pierre Buekens, one of our former chairs here at the SPH,… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health offers nation’s first distance education doctorate in health leadership

August 25, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health is offering the nation’s first doctorate in health leadership (DrPH) degree that students can earn while taking all of their classes online from their homes or offices. Barbara K. Rimer, Dean The DrPH program is designed for… Read more »

UNC ranks 5th among publics: U.S. News & World Report

  August 19, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked as the nation’s fifth best public university and stands out as a national leader in promoting student accessibility, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine.In addition, UNC posted an 11-point gain – following last year’s 21-point rise –… Read more »

Study may help with AIDS cure; new combined therapy helps remove dormant HIV in immune system cells

August 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — A drug known for its anti-seizure and antidepressant activity appears to be the key ingredient in a new combination therapy that may direct scientists to an AIDS cure.The new research is reported in the Saturday (Aug. 13) issue of The Lancet, the international medical journal based in England. The… Read more »

2005 N.C. Women’s Health Report Card findings issued at Raleigh press conference

August 08, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Twenty-eight percent of North Carolina women get no regular exercise and one in four is considered obese by standard criteria. Sedentary lifestyle and obesity are taking their toll – high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and diabetes are all on the rise.Researchers announced these and other findings today (Aug. 8)… Read more »

Beyond Textbooks and TV: Team Epi-Aid Learns Through Experience

It is one thing to read or hear about the aftermath of a hurricane in the news or to study field epidemiology in class. But it is something else to experience the mayhem and distress firsthand – as a team of volunteers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health… Read more »