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Women’s Health Initiative investigators stop estrogen research in postmenopausal women

March 02, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – The National Institutes of Health today (March 2) announced that it was halting the active phase of a Women’s Health Initiative study of the effects of taking estrogen among postmenopausal women who had hysterectomies.Participating women received letters saying they should stop taking pills containing either the hormone estrogen or… Read more »

Cecil G. Sheps visiting scholar fund to bring social justice experts to UNC

March 02, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Four experts in health policy, city and regional planning, the law and human rights, and violence and reconciliation will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this month, as a part of the Cecil G. Sheps Visiting Scholar in Social Justice Fund.Dr. Cecil G. Sheps, who died… Read more »

Seminar explores public health issues and Internet surveillance

March 01, 2004 “Reaching the Disconnected Internet” is the topic of a Tuesday (March 2) lecture to be given by Paul Burden, vice president of Cyveillance, an Arlington, Va.-based company specializing in helping organizations monitor the Internet for identity theft, fraud, security risks, non-compliant product distribution and trademark infringement.The lecture is sponsored by the UNC… Read more »

Public Health’s Okun to be honored Saturday

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 the contributions… Read more »

Public Health’s Francisco receives new award named in his honor

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, which… Read more »

26th Minority Health Conference cancelled by snowstorm

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 »

UNC professor honored for distinguished service to water supply field

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 »

New global health certificate prepares students

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 »

Study: satisfying safety, liability concerns could boost use of school physical activity facilities

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 would… Read more »

Minority public health officials learn to manage crises in new UNC pilot program

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 »