School News

AHCJ board elects Hobbs to fill vacant position

October 28, 2005 Suzanne Havala Hobbs CHAPEL HILL – Suzanne Havala Hobbs has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. Hobbs is associate director of the Doctoral Program in Health Leadership for the Department of Health Policy and Administration… Read more »

UNC center receives grant for public health preparedness

October 20, 2005 The N.C. Center for Public Health Preparedness will receive more than $1 million in renewed funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year.Formed in 2000, the center is part of the UNC School of Public Health’s Institute for Public Health and works to help public health professionals develop… Read more »

Cohen receives society’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in research

October 18, 2005 Dr. Myron S. Cohen, J. Herbert Bate distinguished professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in UNC’s School of Medicine and of epidemiology in UNC’s School of Public Health, has received the 2005 Thomas Parran Award from the American Venereal Disease Association.The award, presented in early October at the 43rd meeting of… Read more »

UNC research team identifies gene variant indicating women who need more choline in diet

October 17, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a common gene variation that occurs in about one-third of all premenopausal woman, a variant that greatly increases susceptibility to dietary deficiency of the essential nutrient choline. fruit Choline is a vitamin-like substance that is sometimes treated… Read more »

Chavious wins NC Public Health Association Rankin Award

October 17, 2005 ASHEVILLE As a continuing education specialist at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Barbara O. Chavious was renowned for her energy, enthusiasm and understanding of the public health issues facing North Carolina. She touched the lives of people throughout the state, bringing new skills to many public health professionals and, through… Read more »

National agency selects UNC for one of 13 centers to compare treatments, put them into practice

October 17, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct studies testing what treatments work best for particular health conditions – and with the goal of promoting better patient outcomes.The agency, a component of the U.S. Department of Health… Read more »

SPH receives NIH grant to expand global health curriculum, research opportunities

October 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The Office of Global Health within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health recently received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand global health curriculum and research opportunities campuswide and engage faculty and students in an interdisciplinary study of… Read more »

UNC wins eight top NIH

  October 12, 2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill health scientists have garnered more grants – eight – from the National Institutes of Health’s highly competitive Roadmap program than any other university in the nation. They also have secured funding for a center to combat cancer through the latest in basic science technology…. Read more »

New study at UNC shows concussions promote dementias in retired professional football players

October 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Repeated concussions brought on by blows to the head during their playing days significantly boost the chances that retired professional football players will suffer dementias such as mild cognitive impairment in later life, a new study suggests.The study, conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and… Read more »

Black men ‘on the down low’ topic of conference speech

October 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Dr. David Malebranche of Emory University will discuss black men’s health and concepts of masculinity in a speech Wednesday (Oct. 12) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.A specialist in black men’s health, Malebranche will focus on how ideas of masculinity among black men who don’t identify… Read more »