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Grimes to receive lectureship, award for preventive medicine, public health work

April 25, 2006 Dr. David Grimes is this year’s recipient of the John Atkinson Ferrell Lectureship and Award for outstanding contributions in preventive medicine and public health.The lectureship is sponsored by the Preventive Medicine Residency Program in the UNC School of Medicine’s department of social medicine and honors an outstanding physician with ties to the… Read more »

Study shows obese adults not aware of own obesity

April 11, 2006 Do the obese know they are obese? Apparently not, according to a study by University of North Carolina scientists.Obese men and women are reasonably accurate when it comes to reporting their own weight, say researchers, but they are much more likely than normal weight persons to misjudge how much weight falls into… Read more »

Challenges of highway safety, public health: topic of expert’s talk April 17

April 11, 2006 Dr. Lindsay Griffin, an experimental psychologist whose career has focused on improving highway safety, will give a lecture on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus at 3 p.m. Monday, April 17.The talk, “Highway Safety, Public Health and Human Behavior,” will be held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of… Read more »

School of Public Health one of 12 institutions chosen for initiatives: eliminate health disparities

April 07, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health is one of 12 U.S. schools and graduate programs of public health recently selected to participate in the Engaged Institutions Initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.The initiative seeks to support and promote the sustained efforts of institutions of higher… Read more »

Service trip to New Orleans by School staff member highlighted in University Gazette

April 06, 2006 Hurricane Katrina Maternal and Child Health employee Anna Schmidt and her husband Trevor were featured March 29, 2006, on the front page of the University Gazette. The article highlights their community service in New Orleans’ rebuilding efforts. A PowerPoint presentation of their trip, which illuminates some of the current needs and responses… Read more »

Spring Break 2006: A different experience

April 05, 2006 “How I spent my Spring Break” will read very differently for 40 students and faculty of the School of Public Health and School of Nursing who spent six days in March in Biloxi on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, hard hit by Hurricane Katrina.Instead of lying on the beach, they were installing… Read more »

Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department ranked nation’s 7th best by US News & World Report

  April 04, 2006 The UNC School of Public Health’s Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department has been ranked the nation’s seventh best graduate program for environmental/environmental health by U.S. News & World Report magazine for its 2007 edition of “American’s Best Graduate School.”Environmental/environmental health is a specialty category under Schools of Engineering. New rankings appear… Read more »

Wide variety of physical activities may protect teens against risky behavior: study

April 02, 2006 New research out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that physically active adolescents are not only improving their health – they also are decreasing the chance that they will get into trouble.Among teens who fare well are skateboarders, particularly regarding their self-esteem and despite a lack of wide… Read more »

Wilcox, Foshee receive School of Public Health alumni awards

March 30, 2006 The Carolina School of Public Health’s distinguished alumni awards were presented Wednesday, March 29, during activities surrounding the 2006 Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture.Two awards were presented at the lecture. Allen J. Wilcox, MD, PhD ’79, MPH ’76, Senior Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health… Read more »

Latina leader Janet Murguìa to speak at School of Public Health commencement

March 30, 2006 Janet Murguìa National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguìa will speak at the 2006 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Public Health on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at 1 p.m. in the recently renovated Memorial Hall on campus. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to join the… Read more »