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Carolina still top public school of public health

March 30, 2007   School remains tied for second place overall Carolina’s School of Public Health again is ranked the leading public school of public health by U.S. News & World Report. Our School tied with Harvard University for #2 in the overall rankings, following the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill offers new interdisciplinary graduate program in health communication

March 30, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will begin offering a certificate program in interdisciplinary health communication for graduate students in the fall 2007 semester. The program is designed to develop expertise in health communication for use in applied practice, academic and research settings. Certificate recipients are trained to apply what… Read more »

Register now for Global Health and Regional Solutions conference

March 29, 2007 Registration remains open for UNC’s “Navigating the Global American South: Global Health and Regional Solutions,” a conference to be held in Research Triangle Park, April 19-20. The registration rate of $25 for students and $95 for professionals includes a reception, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. For information about registering or details about the… Read more »

Biostatistics faculty, alumni and students active and honored in ENAR

  March 27, 2007 Faculty and students from the School’s Department of Biostatistics turned out in record numbers recently to participate in the 2007 annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS). More than 1100 of ENAR’s 1380 members attended this year’s meeting on March 11-14 in Atlanta,… Read more »

Family members most often source of whooping cough in young infants

March 27, 2007 Infants with whooping cough were most likely infected by the people they live with, according to a multi-country study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The study found that parents were the source of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in 55… Read more »

UNC researchers to test worksite weight loss programs

March 21, 2007 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are recruiting more than 1,200 overweight employees at several North Carolina colleges and universities for a study of workplace weight-loss programs. The project will test four worksite-based weight-loss programs. Researchers hope to uncover cost-effective ways for employers to help employees lose weight… Read more »

High-fruit, low-meat diet reduces colon cancer risk, UNC study finds

March 20, 2007 People who eat a high-fruit, low-meat diet have about half the risk of developing precancerous colon polyps than those who eat a high-meat diet, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found.Surprisingly, the study also found that people who eat a high-vegetable, moderate-meat diet have essentially the same risk of… Read more »

Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

Girls with early puberty, older boyfriends at greater risk for drugs, sex, alcohol

  March 16, 2007 Teenaged girls who mature physically sooner than their peers and who also have a romantic partner at least two years older have a higher risk for substance abuse, sex and a combination of sex and drug use, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Photograph of Dr…. Read more »

UNC scientists discover cellular “SOS” signal in response to UV skin damage

March 15, 2007 New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has identified two proteins that may help protect against skin cancer. The study, which appears in the advance online edition of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology, indicates that two proteins, named Timeless and Tipin, form a complex that regulates the… Read more »