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WOWS program at UNC to support women science faculty

September 10, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a program to recruit and support women faculty throughout its science and health affairs divisions. The program, called Working on Women in Science (WOWS), is designed to foster the careers of women in science through financial support, public recognition, leadership training, mentoring… Read more »

New center expects to make clinical trials faster, cheaper, more reliable

September 07, 2007 Seeking better ways to design and conduct clinical trials, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has established a new Center for Innovative Clinical Trials. Faculty and other collaborators within the center will develop new methods of collecting and analyzing data from clinical trials, and then efficiently… Read more »

Sandra Martin named Associate Dean for Research

September 06, 2007 Sandra Martin, PhD Dean Barbara K. Rimer has appointed Sandra Martin, PhD, to be Associate Dean for Research at the School of Public Health. Dr. Martin has been a professor and associate chair for research in Maternal and Child Health since 2004. As leader for the School’s Office of Research, the associate… Read more »

Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder

September 06, 2007 Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, especially for women from lower socio-economic situations, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and colleagues in Norway. In a long-term study of 100,000 pregnant Norwegian women, the researchers saw an unexpected increase… Read more »

Bangdiwala invited to serve on Fulbright Senior Specialists Program committee

August 29, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, professor of biostatistics, has been selected to serve on the Public and Global Health Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The announcement was made by representatives of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), which administers the Fulbright Scholars Program…. Read more »

School faculty and staff recognized for service to Humphrey Fellowship Program

August 29, 2007 Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have received teaching awards and another eight were recognized for their service as advisors to the 2006-2007 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, based in the UNC Department of Public Policy. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa,… Read more »

Ibrahim, Qu co-author UNC study, question FDA genetic-screening guidelines for cancer drug

August 28, 2007 Not everyone needs a genetic test before taking the cancer drug irinotecan, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should modify its prescription guidelines to say so, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Joseph Ibrahim, Ph.D., and Pingping Qu, Ph.D., of the UNC School of Public… Read more »

School of Public Health kicks off new semester with September lecture, webcast

August 27, 2007 Following is a sampling of upcoming School of Public Health events. Events are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Dean’s Lecture Series “Microcredit and Global Health” September 24 4 to 6 p.m. Michael Hooker Research Center, UNC School of Public Health Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium… Read more »

Friends, colleagues to remember Craig Michalak at Thursday gathering

August 22, 2007 Photograph of Craig Michalak Craig L. Michalak, administrator of the North Carolina Local Health Agency Accreditation Program, managed by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), within the UNC School of Public Health, died on Monday after a valiant fight with leukemia. He was 59. An informal gathering to share memories… Read more »

Estrogen protects pregnant women from choline deficiency

August 17, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Young women are less likely than men or post-menopausal women to suffer liver or muscle damage from a deficiency of the nutrient choline, according to a new study led by Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished University professor of nutrition in the UNC School of Public… Read more »