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Sun exposure early in life linked to specific skin cancer gene mutation

May 30, 2007 Skin cancers often contain different gene mutations, but just how these mutations contribute to the cause of melanomas has been a mystery. A new clue comes from scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Their research indicates that early life sun exposure, from… Read more »

UNC receives Lance Armstrong Foundation grant to study head and neck cancer survivors

May 29, 2007 Treatment for head and neck cancer is particularly aggressive, affecting speech, swallowing, breathing and communication. A grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will fund research on the experiences of head and neck cancer survivors, so that health professionals can effectively manage the impact… Read more »

Jeffries receives honorary doctorate from Florida college

May 28, 2007 photograph, Dr. Harvey Jeffries Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, Fla., has conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree upon Harvey E. Jeffries, PhD, leading atmospheric chemist and professor of environmental sciences and engineering in the School of Public Health. Jeffries graduated from Eckerd, then called Florida Presbyterian College, in 1964 with a… Read more »

Kathy Cheek selected as UMA Manager of the Year

May 24, 2007   Photograph of Kathy Cheek Kathryn A. (Kathy) Cheek , assistant to the chair for resource management in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, received the 2007 University Managers Association (UMA) Manager of the Year Award on May 22 during the UMA’s quarterly meeting at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center…. Read more »

UNC Professor earns honorary British title for national health reform work

May 21, 2007   Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman , a health policy research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has been awarded the title of Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Sir David Manning,… Read more »

Koch and Barrett receive mentoring and teaching awards at Commencement

May 21, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Gary Koch Photograph of Dr. Carolyn Barrett Two School of Public Health faculty were honored during the School’s commencement ceremony on May 12 for their teaching and mentorship of public health students. Gary Koch, PhD, professor of Biostatistics, received the John E. Larsh Jr. Award for Mentorship, and Carolyn… Read more »

History of migraines associated with increased risk of retinopathy

  May 16, 2007 Middle-aged men and women with a history of migraine and other headaches are more likely to have retinopathy, damage to the retina of the eye which can lead to severe vision problems or blindness, than those without a history of headaches, according to a study from the University of North Carolina… Read more »

Commencement weekend: School of Public Health welcomes new alumni

May 15, 2007 Photograph of students lining up for commencement More commencement photographs   Despite darkening clouds that later delivered the downpour they promised, the lightheartedness of students lined up to enter Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12, seemed to make the world a brighter place. Joined by their families, friends and faculty from the… Read more »

Executive Master’s Program named top in U.S. for physician executives

May 14, 2007 For the second year in a row, the Executive Master’s Program in the Department of Health Policy and Administration has been named the top program for physician executives by Modern Healthcare magazine. The magazine ranked programs that award MBA’s or similar degrees in courses that focus on physicians on five key factors:… Read more »

Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.