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Kaluzny speaks at International Hospital Federation conference in Seoul

  December 10, 2007 Photo, Kaluzny with Kwang Tae Kim, president, Asian Hospital Federation Arnold Kaluzny, PhD, delivered the keynote address Nov. 6 at the International Hospital Federation’s 35th World Hospital Congress in Seoul, South Korea. More than 2500 hospital leaders, health professionals and researchers from more than 50 countries participated in the event. Kaluzny,… Read more »

UNC community’s Katrina relief efforts documented

December 05, 2007 A video documenting the disaster relief efforts of University of North Carolina students and faculty in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was selected for screening recently at the annual Carrboro (N.C.) Film Festival (www.carrborofilmfestival.com). “Katrina Spring” was one of 27 short films, chosen from about 100 entries, to be shown during the… Read more »

N.C. Institute for Public Health helps secure FCC funding for wireless broadband healthcare network

November 27, 2007 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded a three-year, $6 million grant to the Cabarrus Health Alliance, on behalf of the Southern Piedmont and the Northeastern North Carolina Partnerships for Public Health and the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics. The public health partnerships are part of the public health incubator collaboratives… Read more »

Kellogg Foundation grants $10 million to continue Health Scholars Program

November 27, 2007 The W.K. Kellogg Foundation board has announced a $10 million grant to continue funding its Kellogg Health Scholars Program through 2012. The financial support will provide training for 40 postdoctoral scholars over the next five years. The University of North Carolina School of Public Health is one of eight national training sites… Read more »

Non-whites at higher risk for pain with metastatic breast cancer

November 27, 2007 A new study finds significant racial differences in the risk of pain related to metastatic breast cancer. An analysis by Dr. Liana Castel of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues found that non-whites experience poorer pain control among women with this disease. The study will be published in… Read more »

Caribbean Health Leadership Institute to launch next year

  November 26, 2007 The School of Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health has announced a collaboration with the University of the West Indies to create the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute, a five-year, $2 million initiative to enhance health leadership and management capacity in the Caribbean. The program is funded by the Global… Read more »

School of Public Health receives grant for international collaboration on diabetes management

November 26, 2007 The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, with a grant from the Eli Lilly Foundation, has committed funding for a Program Development Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program, Peers for Progress, is an international collaborative initiative to promote peer support for diabetes management. Faculty from the… Read more »

Doubled calorie intake from beverages likely contributes to adult obesity

November 20, 2007 It’s not just sugary sodas that are adding to the obesity crisis – it’s fruit drinks, alcohol and a combination of other high-calorie beverages, say University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers. And during the holidays, when eggnog, cocktails and spiced cider are abundant, the problem can… Read more »

Farel receives Delta Omega Award for Innovative Curriculum

November 16, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Anita Farel Anita Farel, DrPH, clinical professor and associate chair for graduate studies in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, has received the Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum for her course, “Program Assessment in Maternal and Child Health.” She made a presentation describing the course… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »