School News

Strunk named national program director of Active Living by Design

December 02, 2005 Photograph of Sarah Strunk Sarah Strunk has been named national program director of Active Living by Design, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health. Strunk, a clinical instructor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health, has served as the… Read more »

Dean’s Lecture Series webcast, featuring Bob Greczyn, available online now

December 02, 2005 Photograph of Robert J. Greczyn Bob Greczyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, presented a lecture on Thursday, January 19, at 4 p.m. VIEW THE WEBCAST HERE! The Dean’s Lecture Series, Public Health Transformation for the 21st Century, is the distinguished speaker series of… Read more »

Loomis Named Interim Epi Chair

December 01, 2005 Photograph of Dana Loomis, MS, MSPH, PhD Dana Loomis, MS, MSPH, PhD, has been named interim chair of the UNC-CH School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. “I am delighted that Dr. Loomis agreed to serve as interim chair,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer. “We have one of the top two epidemiology… Read more »

Mia Hamm, Jennie Finch and Vince Carter Challenge Five Million Children

December 01, 2005 National Program Helps Children Reach Goal of 60 Minutes of Physical Activity Each Day. Photograph of children with soccer balls Mia Hamm, U.S. Olympic gold medalist and World Cup soccer star, Jennie Finch, U.S. Olympic gold medalist and Chicago Bandits softball star, and Vince Carter, U.S. Olympic gold medalist, NBA All-Star, and… Read more »

Mebane named Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

November 23, 2005 Felicia Mebane, Ph.D., was named Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, effective Dec. 1, 2005.Dr. Mebane joined the School in July 2001 as an assistant professor of Health Policy and Administration. Her research focuses on how journalists report on health policy issues. Currently, she teaches two graduate-level courses and will continue to teach… Read more »

Cai Named Interim Bios Chair

November 23, 2005 Photograph of Jianwen Cai, PhD Jianwen Cai, PhD, has been named interim chair of the UNC-CH School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics. “Jianwen is accomplished in both statistical methodology and various subject matter areas, including obesity,” said School of Public Health Dean Barbara K. Rimer. “She is a very productive researcher… Read more »

Study uncovers evidence placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus

  November 23, 2005 Transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from pregnant women to their infants sometime during childbirth is a huge international problem, studies have shown. Between 25 percent and 35 percent of babies born to untreated HIV-infected mothers become infected themselves.That’s a half million newborn worldwide every year facing chronic illness… Read more »

UNC, Shaw research shows continuity of care, not race, key to better blood pressure control

November 23, 2005 Sustained access to the same doctor is more important than a doctor being of the same race in helping older black patients control their high blood pressure, a new study indicates. The same holds true for older whites.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and… Read more »

Despite decades of study, sexual dysfunction in women remains difficult to measure: UNC researchers

November 18, 2005 Since the 18th century, scientists have been trying to describe the differences between men and women when it comes to relationships, love and sexuality. Women’s lives have been studied worldwide, yet researchers still have very little consistent information about women’s sexual needs, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at… Read more »

Tilson receives award for outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical medicine and clinical research

  November 18, 2005 Hugh Tilson PHILADELPHIA – Hugh H. Tilson, M.D., Dr.P.H., clinical professor in UNC’s School of Public Health, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts and dedication to the areas of pharmaceutical medicine and outcomes research. The award, the highest honor given to individuals by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and… Read more »