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Public health adjunct professor recognized as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine”

June 17, 2008 The American College of Emergency Physicians has recognized Dr. Judith E. Tintinalli, professor and chair emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.” Tintinalli, the emergency department’s founding chairman, is also an adjunct professor in… Read more »

Bennett receives funding for research in Vietnam

  June 10, 2008 photograph, Dr. Trude Bennett The School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health has awarded three grants totaling $40,000 to faculty members in public health, anthropology and medicine. Grant recipient Trude Bennett, DrPH, professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will use the funds to study “Methods, Strategies and… Read more »

Nineteen receive global health graduate certificates

June 10, 2008 Nineteen University of North Carolina students have received Graduate Certificates in Global Health this spring. The certificate program, administered by the School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health, prepares UNC residential graduate students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations around the world. The certificate complements currently enrolled graduate… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health to help UAE assess environmental health risks

June 09, 2008 CHAPEL HILL, NC – The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a contract with researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country, one of the fastest developing nations in the world. UNC researchers will partner… Read more »

Non-whites receive harsher sentences for inflicted traumatic brain injury of children

June 04, 2008 Non-white defendants are nearly twice as likely to receive harsher prison sentences than white defendants in North Carolina criminal cases stemming from inflicted traumatic brain injury of young children. That’s the conclusion reached by researchers from the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who tracked… Read more »

UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

June 02, 2008 Would people and their communities be healthier if they still got food from local farms? A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establish a Gillings Innovation Laboratory… Read more »

Media and public invited to videoconference on men’s health disparities

June 02, 2008 Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health Tuesday, June 3 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Auditorium, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, School of Social Work UNC campus Media representatives and all interested persons are invited to participate in the 14th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health at the University of North… Read more »

UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level

May 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Deborah Tate The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to explore how interactive digital games could be better designed to improve players’ health. Deborah Tate, PhD, will lead the study. UNC joins 11 other… Read more »

Heartfelt appreciation for Gillings gift

May 30, 2008 The following is a letter to the editor printed in the Triangle Business Journal Regarding the May 23 Triangle Business Journal coverage about a gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings, we at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are enormously grateful for their forward-looking philanthropy that will transform our School… Read more »

New federally funded health initiative to speed benefits of science to North Carolinians

  May 29, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $61 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that will help speed up how scientific discoveries directly benefit patients in communities across North Carolina. UNC is among 14 academic health centers in 11 states to join the ranks of the… Read more »