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Men, women disagree on number of guns at home, new study finds

June 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Many couples with small children living at home disagree not only about how they have firearms stored but also about the number and types of guns they possess, a new study shows.The study suggests that because of those firearm knowledge and reporting differences, which reflect a form of gender… Read more »

New nutrition textbook authored by Anderson published by Carolina Academic Press

June 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — A new nutrition textbook authored by Dr. John J.B. Anderson, a professor of nutrition at the UNC School of Public Health, was recently published by Carolina Academic Press.”Nutrition and Health: An Introduction,” focuses on the long-term dietary patterns and biological mechanisms that contribute to the health of North Americans…. Read more »

New maternal and child health textbook joint endeavor of School faculty, students and alumni

  June 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — A new maternal and child health textbook authored by many faculty, students and alumni of the UNC School of Public Health, was recently published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.The second edition of “Maternal and Child Health: Programs, Problems, and Policy in Public Health,” edited by Dr. Jonathan… Read more »

Project seeks families to participate in research to decrease childhood obesity

May 31, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The Linking Interventions for Children, or LINC, project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking families to participate in studies that explore ways to increase physical activity and decrease the incidence of obesity in children.LINC is the research arm of the Get Kids in Action… Read more »

Tilson receives 2005 Balderson Lifetime Public Health Leadership Award

May 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The National Public Health Leadership Development Network has awarded its highest honor, the Balderson Lifetime Public Health Leadership Award, to Dr. Hugh Tilson, clinical professor of epidemiology and health policy at UNC’s School of Public Health.Tilson, also senior adviser to the school’s dean, is on the faculty of the… Read more »

Weinberger recognized by AHRQ for excellence in mentoring

  May 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Dr. Morris Weinberger, a faculty member of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), has won the 2005 John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) the health services research arm of… Read more »

UNC joins others to form state’s first collaborative stroke registry

May 19, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Working together, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, state health officials and Clinipace Inc., a Research Triangle Park-based software company, have designed and established one of the nation’s first four statewide stroke registries.The U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) is supporting the effort with… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson selected by Bush to offer guidance for upcoming White House Conference on Aging

May 19, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor of health policy and administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has been selected by President George W. Bush to serve as one of the 22 members of the bi-partisan advisory committee to the White House Conference on… Read more »

President Bush names UNC alumnus as special assistant for economic policy

May 18, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — President George W. Bush has named Roy Ramthun, an alumnus of the UNC School of Public Health, as special assistant to the President for Economic Policy, the White House announced today. Ramthun will assume the health policy position as a member of the National Economic Council staff.Ranthum received his… Read more »

Kellogg Foundation continues support of UNC minority public health leadership program

May 17, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $501,657 grant to support a national University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-based program designed to identify and train minority public health professionals who show promise for significant leadership in the field.The W.K. Kellogg Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Health program… Read more »