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UNC center awarded million-dollar grant for public health preparedness

September 20, 2005 The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness (NCCPHP) will receive over $1 million in renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and the Prevention this year.Formed in 2000, NCCPHP is part of the School of Public Health’s Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…. Read more »

Landmark UNC-led schizophrenia study finds older drug comparably effective to newer drugs

September 19, 2005 A landmark study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers has found that a drug used since the 1950s to treat people with schizophrenia works about as well as four newer, more expensive drugs introduced in the 1990s.The study also found that one of the newer… Read more »

UNC’s School of Public Health reaches out to help victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 16, 2005 Several activities are underway at the UNC School of Public Health to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The School has organized a fundraiser and a blood drive. Additionally, Team Epi-Aid a group of volunteers from the UNC schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing who help provide North… Read more »

Environmental policy analyst, author to speak on ‘statehouse and greenhouse’ on Sept. 28

September 16, 2005 Dr. Barry Rabe, an environmental policy expert whose book “Statehouse and Greenhouse” looks at the politics of American climate change policy, will give a lecture on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28.The free lecture, “Beyond Washington, D.C.: States as the Driving Forces in American… Read more »

UNC School of Pharmacy professor awarded $1.6 million for asthma study

September 13, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Betsy Sleath, a professor in UNC’s School of Pharmacy, recently was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a study on “Children and Asthma: Communication and Outcomes.”The four-year project led by Sleath will examine how doctor-patient communication is related to how… Read more »

Two doctoral students honored for child development research

September 13, 2005 Two UNC doctoral students have received James J. Gallagher Dissertation Awards of $1,500 each for their research on policies that affect children and families.Kimberly Cobb, of the department of maternal and child health in the School of Public Health, studies newborn screening in North Carolina and how information from screenings are relayed… Read more »

Hackney lectures on exercise, diabetes, nutrition, in Argentina and Uruguay

September 13, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Anthony C. Hackney, a UNC professor of exercise and sport science, and of nutrition, recently returned from an educational lecture tour in Argentina and Uruguay.Hackney was an envoy of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, which sponsored his trip with the Diabetes Association of Uruguay and the Catholic University… Read more »

Shaw, UNC collaborate to provide resources, mentoring to young prostate cancer researchers

September 13, 2005 The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Shaw University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine a three-year, $852,263 grant to create the Shaw-Carolina Center for Prostate Cancer Research.The center, to be based at Shaw University, will provide training, resources and mentorship and collaborative research opportunities to… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill to play key role in Kannapolis revitalization effort

September 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today (Sept. 12) announced a proposed nutrition research center that will be part of the newly announced North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.”We have an opportunity to reach out to a region of the state particularly hard-hit by global competition for… Read more »

Researchers identify core traits strongly linked to eating disorders affecting 11 million Americans

September 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — An international team of researchers led by investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has identified six core traits that appear to be linked to genes associated with two common eating disorders: anorexia and bulimia nervosa.Approximately 10 million… Read more »