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Early neglect predicts aggressive behavior in children

April 07, 2008 Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say…. Read more »

Espiritu, physician and PHLP health care and prevention student, wins award

April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Espiritu Jennifer Espiritu, MD, a health care and prevention student in the Public Health Leadership Program, has received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Don Gemson Resident Award. Espiritu, an officer in the U.S. Navy and chief resident in the UNC Preventive Medicine Program, has been a… Read more »

Inactive kids face six-fold risk of heart disease by teen years, study finds

April 04, 2008 Young children who lead inactive lifestyles are five-to-six times more likely to be at serious risk of heart disease, with that degree of danger emerging as early as their teenage years, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings, published Friday, April… Read more »

Article describes collaboration between the UNC Schools of Public Health and Medicine

April 04, 2008 An article appearing in the April issue of Academic Medicine describes the history of a fruitful collaboration between the UNC Schools of Public Health and Medicine. The health care and prevention concentration in the master’s of public health degree, begun in 1997 and offered through the Public Health Leadership Program at the… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera honored in Oklahoma with 2008 Reflections of Hope Award

April 04, 2008 Many in the School of Public Health community are familiar with the efforts of Carolina for Kibera (CFK). Alumni of our School are among the CFK leaders, and the organization is an affiliated program of the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.   Photo, young boys at CFK in Kibera The Oklahoma City… Read more »

New president of Korean university has ties to School of Public Health

  April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Hanjoong Kim Dr. Hanjoong Kim recently has been appointed president of Seoul, South Korea’s Yonsei University. Kim, a student in the UNC School of Public Health’s doctor of public health program in health policy and administration from 1985 to 1988, is one of several distinguished South Korean public… Read more »

Harmful algae taking advantage of global warming

April 03, 2008 photograph, Dr. Hans Paerl You know that green scum creeping across the surface of your local public water reservoir? Or maybe it’s choking out a favorite fishing spot or livestock watering hole. It’s probably cyanobacteria – blue-green algae – and, according to a paper in the April 4 issue of the journal… Read more »

Lesneski recognized for her work with Florida Dept. of Health

April 01, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Cheryll Lesneski Cheryll D. Lesneski, DrPH, clinical assistant professor in the School’s Public Health Leadership Program, was recognized recently with a 2008 Prudential-Davis Productivity Award. The awards program is a public-private initiative chaired by Florida’s lieutenant governor and sponsored by Florida Taxwatch, The Florida Council of 100 and the… Read more »

Two School of Public Health programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

March 31, 2008 Two School of Public Health programs were among the top-ranked graduate schools and programs for 2009, as determined by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and the collaborative Environmental Policy and Management Program were ranked tenth and eighth in their respective fields. Following is… Read more »

Obesity may keep some women from getting screened for breast, cervical cancer

March 24, 2008   A review of cancer screening studies shows that white women who are obese are less likely than healthy weight women to get the recommended screenings for breast and cervical cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health.The trend was not seen as… Read more »