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UNC, Maryland researchers study impact of neighborhood development on physical activity, obesity

August 25, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Researchers from city planning and public health are conducting a three-year study focused on possible links between urban and suburban sprawl and the rise in U.S. obesity rates.The research team, including faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, will study… Read more »

UNC’s total research receipts jump 7.5 percent during fiscal 2004

August 20, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sponsored research funding jumped 7.5 percent in fiscal 2004 to $577.6 million – up from $537.4 million in 2003.The new totals, finalized recently by the university’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), showed overall increases in research grants awarded to faculty from… Read more »

2004 APHA Conference to take place November 6-10 in Washington D.C.

August 03, 2004 Mark your calendars now for this year’s APHA conference! Please join the Carolina School of Public Health for food, fellowship and networking during the American Public Health Association annual meeting to be held November 6-10 in Washington, D.C.Additionally, area alumni, colleagues and friends are invited to a reception on Monday, November 8… Read more »

Study suggests that pollutants posed small cancer risks, but might have affected unborn babies

July 27, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – On Sept. 11, 2001, when hijacked jetliners smashed into the World Trade Center, stunning the world, the collapse of the twin towers and the fires that followed lofted an estimated million tons of dust and smoke into the air of New York City. After the first 100 days when… Read more »

Newly funded Citizen-Soldier initiative to enhance support services for National Guard, Reserve fam

  July 26, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – The Department of Defense appropriation bill, finalized this week by a joint House-Senate conference committee, includes $1.8 million in funding for a new National Demonstration Program for Citizen-Soldier Support. The collaborative program, spearheaded by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is designed to serve the families… Read more »

‘Get Kids in Action’ launches online child’s BMI calculator

July 23, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — “Get Kids in Action,” a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health and The Gatorade Co., has launched an online body mass index, or BMI, calculator specific to children.The calculator was developed in response to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation –… Read more »

SHAC Outreach receives national award for innovative health promotion program

July 21, 2004 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently honored SHAC Outreach, the newest program within the UNC Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), with third place among interdisciplinary entries for the Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion.The Secretary’s Award recognizes the nation’s innovative health promotion programs designed by students. Students from… Read more »

Study examines residency’s influence in doctors’ decisions to use smoking cessation methods

July 09, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Primary-care doctors who use smoking cessation methods while training as residents are twice as likely to continue doing so in their medical practice more than eight years later, new research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows.The study, which appears in the July issue of Preventive… Read more »

Second edition of ‘Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina’ now available

July 09, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — N.C. women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer now have a newly updated 300-page resource directory to guide them through diagnosis, treatment and other issues.The second edition of the “Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina” is available, at no charge, by e-mailing bcresources@med.unc.edu or calling (800) 514-4860…. Read more »

North Carolina sees growth in supply of anesthesia providers

July 02, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Significant growth has occurred in the number of health professionals who provide anesthesia services across North Carolina, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.Between 1992 and 2002, the number of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) — nurses with advance training in anesthesia care — grew… Read more »