School News

Cai Named Interim Bios Chair

November 23, 2005 Photograph of Jianwen Cai, PhD Jianwen Cai, PhD, has been named interim chair of the UNC-CH School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics. “Jianwen is accomplished in both statistical methodology and various subject matter areas, including obesity,” said School of Public Health Dean Barbara K. Rimer. “She is a very productive researcher… Read more »

Study uncovers evidence placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus

  November 23, 2005 Transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from pregnant women to their infants sometime during childbirth is a huge international problem, studies have shown. Between 25 percent and 35 percent of babies born to untreated HIV-infected mothers become infected themselves.That’s a half million newborn worldwide every year facing chronic illness… Read more »

UNC, Shaw research shows continuity of care, not race, key to better blood pressure control

November 23, 2005 Sustained access to the same doctor is more important than a doctor being of the same race in helping older black patients control their high blood pressure, a new study indicates. The same holds true for older whites.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and… Read more »

Despite decades of study, sexual dysfunction in women remains difficult to measure: UNC researchers

November 18, 2005 Since the 18th century, scientists have been trying to describe the differences between men and women when it comes to relationships, love and sexuality. Women’s lives have been studied worldwide, yet researchers still have very little consistent information about women’s sexual needs, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at… Read more »

Tilson receives award for outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical medicine and clinical research

  November 18, 2005 Hugh Tilson PHILADELPHIA – Hugh H. Tilson, M.D., Dr.P.H., clinical professor in UNC’s School of Public Health, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts and dedication to the areas of pharmaceutical medicine and outcomes research. The award, the highest honor given to individuals by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and… Read more »

Long-acting contraception considered safe, highly effective for prevention of unplanned pregnancies

  November 17, 2005 Herbert Peterson CHAPEL HILL – Women in the United States have several choices of highly effective and safe long-acting methods to prevent becoming pregnant, according to an article in the Nov. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “Modern contraceptives have made it possible for countless women and couples… Read more »

Study: Key holes appear in books giving parents advice about raising adolescents

  November 08, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Books offering advice to parents about teens are less likely to contain injury prevention messages than those that give advice on parenting smaller children, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Notably absent from most such books were discussions about preventing automobile accidents… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health Adds To Dean’s Leadership Team

November 04, 2005 Photograph of Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has added several faculty and staff members to her leadership team. Rimer became dean June 1.The additions are Peggy Leatt, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs;… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera honored as ‘hero of global health’ this week at Time magazine summit

November 02, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Carolina for Kibera Inc. began when a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate looked at the issues of ethnic violence and youth development in Africa and saw hope and opportunity – and then decided to try to make a difference.The organization Rye Barcott founded in 2001 is… Read more »

Dr. Dennis Gillings presented keynote inaugural lecture Thursday, December 1, 2005

November 01, 2005 VIEW THE WEBCAST HERE! Dr. Dennis Gillings The Dean’s Lecture Series, Public Health Transformation for the 21st Century, is the distinguished speaker series of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The purpose of the series is to encourage students, faculty, staff, and the greater… Read more »