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New institute matches medicine to genes

May 01, 2007 By translating genetic discoveries into new ways to diagnose and treat disease, a new research institute launched at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will make drugs safer and more effective and speed laboratory discoveries to physicians and patients. The Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy (IPIT), based at the… Read more »

Number of uninsured in North Carolina on the rise

April 23, 2007 The percentage of North Carolinians under the age of 65 who lacked health insurance for a year has risen from 15.3 percent in 2000 to 17.2 percent in 2005. The proportion of uninsured residents ranged from a low of 13.4 percent in Wake County to a high of 27.5 percent in Tyrrell… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill to offer graduate program in disaster management

April 19, 2007 As lessons from Hurricane Katrina continue to unfold, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health is helping prepare officials to better manage the next disasters more effectively. The school recently established a graduate program in disaster management and expects to begin admitting students for classes in December…. Read more »

Three School of Public Health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 13, 2007 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted three UNC School of Public Health undergraduate students as new members. An additional 125 students from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were also inducted. New members from the School of Public… Read more »

Kotch leads Duke Endowment effort to prevent child abuse in North Carolina

April 13, 2007   Photograph of Dr. Jonathan Kotch Dr. Jonathan Kotch , professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been awarded a prestigious Duke Endowment grant to help prevent child maltreatment in eastern North Carolina. The “Family-Friendly Child Care” program, with Kotch as principal investigator, will receive more than $682,000 over… Read more »

Institute plans program of alumni education for management and leadership graduates

April 13, 2007 Public health professionals who have participated in executive education programs at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will be back in Chapel Hill next month to learn about new educational opportunities for themselves and their organizations. The Institute’s Office of Executive Education will sponsor a reunion for alumni of the executive… Read more »

UNC’s Earth Day celebration features noted environmental leader

  April 10, 2007 Photograph of Fred Krupp The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Earth Day celebration, to be held April 18 and 20, will feature a keynote speech by Environmental Defense President Fred Krupp and student-led events at the Pit and Polk Place. Krupp’s Earth Day talk, “Changing Climate, from Chapel Hill… Read more »

World Bank’s Briscoe to discuss global water resource management

  April 09, 2007 Photograph of John Briscoe, PhD John Briscoe, Ph.D., country director for Brazil for the World Bank, will discuss water and its impact on human well-being at an April 20 lecture sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Water management is one of the great… Read more »

Umble to receive Balderson leadership support award

April 04, 2007 Photograph of Karl Umble Karl Umble, Ph.D., program planner and evaluator for the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), has been chosen as the recipient of the 2007 Balderson Award for Support of Public Health Leadership Development. This award, presented by the National Public Health Leadership Development Network, is given to… Read more »

North’s urge to fix South to be topic of exhibit, talk

April 03, 2007 The southern United States has been the object for more than two centuries of Northerners wishing to aid, uplift and otherwise rescue their compatriots, according to the theme of an upcoming exhibit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The display, “Reform, Reconstruction and Redemption: The Northern Impulse to Save… Read more »