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Oberlander explores why health care reform fails: a NEJM perspective

October 26, 2007 Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, in the lead perspective article in the Oct. 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, explores what lessons can be learned from past failures in health care reform. Oberlander is an associate professor of health policy and administration and social medicine at the University of North Carolina…. Read more »

University expands no-smoking policy starting January 1

  October 23, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will expand its no-smoking policy, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, through legislation enacted by the N.C. General Assembly last summer, Chancellor James Moeser has announced. While the University has banned smoking inside its buildings and facilities for years, starting in January the no-smoking boundary… Read more »

Team Epi-Aid collects data on HIV risk behaviors

October 22, 2007 Team Epi-Aid, an award-winning student volunteer organization at the School of Public Health, has been working close to home lately. On Sept. 29, volunteers were out in force at the N.C. Pride Festival in Durham, N.C., where they conducted an HIV risk behavior survey. Volunteers (l-r): Porter, Yaemsiri, O’Brien, Frantz, Lund, Anderson… Read more »

Breast cancer patients welcome genomic test that predicts risk of recurrence

October 18, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Noel Brewer New research from the School of Public Health, UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and department of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences finds most breast cancer patients would be receptive to a new genomic test that can determine the chance of breast cancer recurrence and… Read more »

University Cancer Research Fund panel sets priorities, adds national experts

October 18, 2007 The governance committee of the University Cancer Research Fund has established first-year spending priorities for the state’s initial $25 million investment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Public Health Dean Barbara K. Rimer serves on the governance committee. The fund was created this year by the North… Read more »

UNC and RTI International chosen to continue Evidence-Based Practice Center

  October 17, 2007 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has selected the RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center to be among 14 centers that will comprise the third iteration of its Evidence-Based Practice Centers program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in… Read more »

Margolis awarded grant to evaluate interdisciplinary maternal and child health training model

October 17, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Lewis Margolis Dr. Lewis Margolis, associate professor of maternal and child health at the UNC School of Public Health, has been awarded nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to lead a three-year study of the effects of interdisciplinary training… Read more »

Breastfeeding expert Mary Rose Tully wins volunteer award

October 11, 2007 Mary Rose Tully, left, accepts volunteer award Mary Rose Tully, lactation program manager at UNC Hospitals and faculty at the Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care at the School of Public Health, has received two awards for her volunteer work in Wake County (N.C.). Tully received the 2007 Wake… Read more »

Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007 Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional… Read more »

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases aims to improve lives

October 10, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched an Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to extend and enhance ongoing research efforts to improve the lives of people around the world. The institute, based in the School of Medicine, will build on the University’s current global health presence in… Read more »