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Public Health Grand Rounds features CDC’s Healthy Communities initiative

May 10, 2007 A Public Health Grand Rounds scheduled for broadcast on May 11 focused on a small town in Florida and the collaborative efforts of its residents to address public health issues in their community.Co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School… Read more »

Coarse particulate matter in air may harm hearts of asthma sufferers, UNC study finds

May 09, 2007 Breathing air containing coarse particulate matter such as road or construction dust may cause heart problems for asthma sufferers and other vulnerable populations, according to a new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The researchers found that in people with asthma, a small… Read more »

Peterson presents Cushner Lecture at ACOG annual meeting

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Herbert Peterson Dr. Herbert B. Peterson, professor and chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, delivered the 2007 Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture May 8 at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in San Diego, CA. His presentation, titled “Global Family… Read more »

School of Public Health student wins Kaiser-sponsored essay contest

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Brad Wright Brad Wright, doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has received an award from the Kaiser Family Foundation for his essay, “AmeriChoice: The Right Choice for Health Care Reform.” KaiserEDU.org, the Foundation’s website for students and faculty interested in health policy, recently invited students to… Read more »

Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows

May 08, 2007 Rates of abuse and neglect of young children in military families in Texas has doubled since October 2002, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows, raising concerns about the impact of deployment on military personnel and their families across the country. The study, published in the May 15, 2007… Read more »

UNC faculty conduct academic continuity test to prepare for disaster

May 08, 2007 Could faculty at a major research university still hold classes electronically after a natural or man-made disaster? Faculty members in the Department of Health Policy and Administration in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health asked themselves that question after considering the devastating effects Hurricane Katrina had… Read more »

Connection between weight, self-esteem linked to teen’s race, gender

May 07, 2007 Among young teens, race and gender affect whether self-esteem is linked to body weight, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found. “We know that for many teenagers, how they feel about their bodies and how they feel about themselves are nearly identical,” said Eliana Miller Perrin, M.D., lead study… Read more »

Public health leader to receive an honorary degree at Carolina’s spring commencement

May 03, 2007 Photograph of H. Jack Geiger A human rights activist and public health leader whose efforts have twice won the Nobel Peace Prize will receive an honorary degree Sunday, May 13, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s spring commencement. H. Jack Geiger, a two-time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize… Read more »

Graduate students run in Charlotte race to promote fitness and good health

May 02, 2007 While many of their colleagues were stuck indoors making final adjustments to their 1040 tax returns, eleven master’s and doctoral students from the Department of Nutrition were dashing off to Charlotte, N.C. The students were participants in the Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon on Saturday, April 14. Photograph of Nutrition student runners Those… Read more »

Greenberg and Barr awards presented at Foard Lecture

May 02, 2007 The School of Public Health has announced the winners of its two highly prized annual awards.  Photograph of Dr. Susan T. Ennett Photograph of Dr. Aaron E. Blair Dr. Susan T. Ennett is the 2007 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Dr. Aaron… Read more »