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Five UNC employees honored with Chancellor’s Awards

  September 28, 2005 Five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employees were honored Sept. 27 for their leadership and creativity with the 2005 Chancellor’s Award.This year’s recipients are: Photograph of William H. Browder Jr. Ruth Miller, of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center; Karen High, of the Health Sciences Library; Victoria Dowd,… Read more »

UNC awarded more than $1 million to study future of librarianship

September 28, 2005 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science has been awarded two federal grants totaling more than $1 million from the national Institute of Museum and Library Services.The institute awarded more than $21 million in grants to 37 universities, libraries and other organizations nationwide to support… Read more »

Maternal and Child Health adjunct faculty member to lead N.C. State Center for Health Statistics

September 26, 2005 Dr. Paul Buescher, maternal and child health adjunct faculty member in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, will become the new director of the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, effective October 1. The center is part of the N.C. Department of Health and Human… Read more »

Public health media advocacy pioneer to speak at free Thursday (Sept. 29) lecture

September 23, 2005 Dr. Lawrence Wallack, dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, will lecture on public health media advocacy at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 on the UNC campus.Wallack’s lecture, “Talking Public Health; America’s Second Language,” will focus on creating new ways to explain and communicate public health issues… Read more »

Three times more South African females than males are HIV-positive, national UNC-led survey shows

September 21, 2005 The largest survey ever conducted of HIV infection and sexual behavior among young people in South Africa reveals that females there are more than three times more likely than males to be infected with the HIV virus (15.5 percent versus 4.8 percent).The survey, to be published in the Sept. 23 edition of… Read more »

UNC to host discussion on recovery, rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina

September 21, 2005 As the nation recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane, a public forum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sept. 22 will address readiness and challenges arising from natural disasters.”Katrina: Preparing for and Responding to Natural Disasters” will bring together prominent experts in public health, city and regional… Read more »

Study: second-generation antidepressants very similar but have different side effects

September 21, 2005 Because clinical depression is so disabling and affects more than 16 percent of adults in the United States at some time in their lives, researchers have worked hard to develop more effective treatments. But how much better are the newer pharmaceuticals?Many second-generation antidepressants, despite differences in drug classification and cost, offer patients… Read more »

Hicks named as director of workforce development at public health institute

September 20, 2005 Photograph of Steve A. Hicks The North Carolina Institute for Public Health has named Steve A. Hicks director for workforce development. Hicks, a 15-year veteran of executive education, will be responsible for training programs among the state’s public health workforce. These programs are part of the Institute’s mission as the service and… Read more »

UNC center awarded million-dollar grant for public health preparedness

September 20, 2005 The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness (NCCPHP) will receive over $1 million in renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and the Prevention this year.Formed in 2000, NCCPHP is part of the School of Public Health’s Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…. Read more »

Landmark UNC-led schizophrenia study finds older drug comparably effective to newer drugs

September 19, 2005 A landmark study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers has found that a drug used since the 1950s to treat people with schizophrenia works about as well as four newer, more expensive drugs introduced in the 1990s.The study also found that one of the newer… Read more »