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Cancer researcher, pharmacologist receives UNC’s Thomas Jefferson Award

April 28, 2008   Dr. Shelton Earp Dr. H. Shelton Earp , professor of pharmacology and medicine, Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research and director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been honored by his peers with the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award. The annual Thomas… Read more »

Boston Marathon includes School of Public Health athletes

April 25, 2008 Several members of the School of Public Health community, including one fast-moving graduate student, modeled healthy behaviors recently when they participated in the 26-mile Boston Marathon on April 21. photograph, Marc Jeuland Environmental sciences and engineering doctoral candidate Marc Jeuland finished 15th overall and third among American men in a field of… Read more »

Leith and McGrew chosen for highly prized Greenberg and Barr awards

April 25, 2008 Dr. David Leith has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. The awardees were honored at the School of… Read more »

UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa

April 24, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a training fellowship from the Gilead Foundation to provide doctors from the African nation of Malawi with postdoctoral training in internal medicine. Among the poorest nations in the world, Malawi is the site of the UNC Project, a research, care and… Read more »

Better hygiene, antibiotics could wipe out most common form of infectious blindness

April 24, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Joseph Cook Trachoma, a bacterial infection that can lead to blindness if untreated, has been all but eliminated in the United States, Europe and other parts of the developed world. Now, there’s hope that the disease can be controlled in developing countries as well, according to University of North Carolina… Read more »

Five new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

April 23, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health has announced funding for five new Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), ranging from water testing in developing countries to mental health services in North Carolina. The projects were among 36 proposals submitted earlier this year by School faculty, in collaboration with many other individuals and organizations. Proposals… Read more »

Researchers identify new cell targets for preventing growth of breast and other tumors

April 23, 2008 Researchers at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered new targets for cancer treatment aimed at blocking a key step in tumor progression. This step – the creation of new blood vessels – enables tumors to grow out of control and ultimately spread… Read more »

Health policy and administration junior inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 17, 2008 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted 125 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Kosha Rajesh Shah, a junior health policy and administration major in the School of Public Health, was among the inductees. This spring’s ceremony… Read more »

Pam Silberman honored with Ned Brooks Award

April 11, 2008   Pam Silberman, DrPH Pam Silberman , research associate professor in the School of Public Health’s department of health policy and administration, received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Ned Brooks Award for Public Service for helping to address the state’s major health and health care issues. The… Read more »

UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

April 08, 2008 A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro ArtsCenter this Sunday (April 13). Every Wednesday night, students from the UNC schools of medicine,… Read more »