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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 »

Students offer new approach to delivering dental care at entrepreneurial competition

May 02, 2007 They faced a challenge that would have tested the nerves of many promising student-entrepreneurs — present a 41-page business proposal to a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, philanthropists and foundation executives. Then add a timer set at seven minutes and the knowledge that other teams are also competing for prize money. A… Read more »

School of Public Health students honored at this year’s Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony

May 02, 2007 Forty-nine students from the School of Public Health were among those honored at the 9th annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus. The event, sponsored by the Graduate School, was a celebration of the contributions made by graduate students… Read more »

Tar Heel Bus Tour marks 10 years of taking new faculty to North Carolina’s people, places

May 02, 2007 School of Public Health participation common How can a new faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, coming from states such as Michigan or California, best teach students from the Tar Heel state? And how can these newcomers get the background they need to conduct research and public… Read more »

New institute matches medicine to genes

May 01, 2007 By translating genetic discoveries into new ways to diagnose and treat disease, a new research institute launched at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will make drugs safer and more effective and speed laboratory discoveries to physicians and patients. The Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy (IPIT), based at the… Read more »