School News

Eight UNC students win fellowships for health care service projects

April 21, 2005 CHAPEL HILL Eight students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won North Carolina Schweitzer Fellowships for self-designed service projects to improve public health in North Carolina.Four students each from the dental and medical schools won 2005-2006 fellowships, bringing UNC eight awards among 22 statewide. Six of the students… Read more »

Highway Safety Research Center receives

April 19, 2005 The UNC Highway Safety Research Center has received special recognition for its work on “Guidelines for Cost Benefit Analysis of Investments in Bicycle Facilities,” a research project offering government officials guidelines in this area.The Research Partnership Special Recognition Award, presented by the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, recognizes research projects… Read more »

Heymann of WHO to keynote Foard lecture, speak on ‘dilemmas in public health’

April 14, 2005 Dr. David Heymann CHAPEL HILL — Dr. David Heymann, who directs the World Health Organization’s (WHO) polio eradication program, will be the keynote speaker for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health’s upcoming Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture. Scheduled for April 20, Heymann’s lecture is titled… Read more »

UNC statistician partially adjusts for ballpark effects, steroids, etc. in determining best batters

April 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL There are diehard baseball fans who know — or think they know — much about the game and who’ll argue themselves blue in the face over who the best players were.And then there are the super fans who spend hundreds or thousands of hours each year studying America’s pastime, often… Read more »

State recognizes UNC for sustainability leadership at N.C. Sustainable Energy Conference

April 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the state’s first agency to introduce fare-free buses and Zipcars that can be rented by the hour – and UNC this week received the 2005 N.C. State Government Sustainability Award in recognition of these and other environmental initiatives.The award is… Read more »

U.S. service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study

April 06, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force academies – fierce rivals on the sports field – soon will cooperate on a $2.8-million study of risk factors for a common knee injury among athletes.The study, led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research… Read more »

Lance Armstrong Foundation awards research grant to School of Public Health professor

April 06, 2005 Dr. Marilie Gammon CHAPEL HILL — The Lance Armstrong Foundation recently awarded a research grant to Dr. Marilie Gammon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study the potential correlation between flavonoid intake and breast cancer risk and survival. While researchers have found obesity at diagnosis to affect the… Read more »

Multiple UNC schools, programs appear in U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings

April 04, 2005 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on numerous lists of newly ranked schools, programs and specialty areas produced by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2006 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.””While achieving high rankings is not our primary goal and the system is far from perfect,… Read more »

Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection

  April 04, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Obesity apparently reduces laboratory mice’s ability to turn on elements of their immune systems needed for controlling influenza infection, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine study shows.The findings raise the possibility that obesity in humans has a similar effect, scientists say. Compared… Read more »

Appearance of new antibiotic-resistant staph infections is subject of April 8 webcast, broadcast

March 29, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — New strains of antibiotic-resistant staph infections will be the topic of an April 8 program sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”Antimicrobial Resistance: Old Bugs, New Threats and the Public… Read more »