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Health seriously declines, disparities increase as youths become adults, study finds for first time

January 09, 2006 Can becoming an adult be hazardous to your health? A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center indicates that may be the case, with leading health indicators showing serious declines as adolescents become adults.A survey involving an ethnically diverse and nationally representative sample of 14,000… Read more »

Expert panel to discuss energy usage, global climate change

January 06, 2006 A panel of four experts representing academia and industry will explore the connections between energy use and global climate change in a free panel discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 23.The “Discussion on Energy and Global Climate Change” is part of the Carolina Environmental Program’s 2005-2006… Read more »

Chief Medical Officer of Homeland Security to Speak at HPAA Certificate Program Graduation

January 05, 2006 Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, the chief medical officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be the guest speaker at the graduation ceremonies for UNC’s School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration’s certificate programs on Saturday, January 7, 12 noon at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, School of Social Work,… Read more »

Satia Appointed Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity

January 03, 2006 Jessie Satia, PhD, MPH, will return to the School of Public Health on Jan. 1, 2006, as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity. Dr. Satia served on the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty from January 2002 to April 2004 as Assistant Professor of Nutrition. From April… Read more »

Kosorok Appointed Chair of Biostatistics, UNC School of Public Health

December 29, 2005 Photograph of Michael R. Kosorok, MS, PhD Michael R. Kosorok, MS, PhD, has been named Chair of the Biostatistics Department at the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health, effective May 1, 2006. Dr. Kosorok currently serves as Professor in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Medical… Read more »

Satia Appointed Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity

December 28, 2005 Dr. Jessie Satia Jessie Satia, PhD, MPH, will return to the School of Public Health on Jan. 1, 2006, as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity. Dr. Satia served on the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty from January 2002 to April 2004 as Assistant Professor of… Read more »

Researchers: more women physicians likely to choose pediatric subspecialties

December 12, 2005 Concerns among health care analysts that the majority of pediatricians in training are now women and that that might cause shortages in the future in pediatric subspecialties appear to be almost entirely unfounded, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes.Unlike in the past, women pediatricians are increasingly likely… Read more »

Percentage of North Carolinians lacking health insurance rises, UNC study shows

December 07, 2005 The proportion of North Carolinians under age 65 who lacked health insurance for at least a year rose from 15.3 percent in 2000 to 17.5 percent in 2004, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.Percentages of non-elderly residents without health insurance varied widely across the state, from… Read more »

Debilitating jaw and neck pain targeted through $19 million NIH support, multidisciplinary center

  December 06, 2005 One of the most stubborn and debilitating pain syndromes will come under intense and unprecedented scrutiny over the next seven years as researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fulfill a new $19 million cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Collaborating in the… Read more »

Research suggests making exercise more fun might boost fitness levels of U.S. adolescents

December 06, 2005 By now, most Americans probably realize that U.S. teens exercise too little. The natural result is a growing population of physically unfit and overweight youth more prone to various serious illnesses later in life.Experts agree that that’s a national public health threat that will not disappear anytime soon. Now, a new small-scale… Read more »