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New president of Korean university has ties to School of Public Health

  April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Hanjoong Kim Dr. Hanjoong Kim recently has been appointed president of Seoul, South Korea’s Yonsei University. Kim, a student in the UNC School of Public Health’s doctor of public health program in health policy and administration from 1985 to 1988, is one of several distinguished South Korean public… Read more »

Harmful algae taking advantage of global warming

April 03, 2008 photograph, Dr. Hans Paerl You know that green scum creeping across the surface of your local public water reservoir? Or maybe it’s choking out a favorite fishing spot or livestock watering hole. It’s probably cyanobacteria – blue-green algae – and, according to a paper in the April 4 issue of the journal… Read more »

Lesneski recognized for her work with Florida Dept. of Health

April 01, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Cheryll Lesneski Cheryll D. Lesneski, DrPH, clinical assistant professor in the School’s Public Health Leadership Program, was recognized recently with a 2008 Prudential-Davis Productivity Award. The awards program is a public-private initiative chaired by Florida’s lieutenant governor and sponsored by Florida Taxwatch, The Florida Council of 100 and the… Read more »

Two School of Public Health programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

March 31, 2008 Two School of Public Health programs were among the top-ranked graduate schools and programs for 2009, as determined by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and the collaborative Environmental Policy and Management Program were ranked tenth and eighth in their respective fields. Following is… Read more »

Obesity may keep some women from getting screened for breast, cervical cancer

March 24, 2008   A review of cancer screening studies shows that white women who are obese are less likely than healthy weight women to get the recommended screenings for breast and cervical cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health.The trend was not seen as… Read more »

Barboriak named assistant dean for information technology

  March 19, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Kathy Barboriak Kathleen D. Barboriak, PhD , has joined the UNC School of Public Health as assistant dean for information technology. She succeeds Dave Potenziani, who is now the School’s senior associate dean. As assistant dean for information technology, Barboriak will lead the School’s Instructional and Information Systems… Read more »

American College of Surgeons establishes new Health Policy Institute at UNC

March 13, 2008   The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has established a new Health Policy Institute, which will be based initially at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photograph, Dr. Tom Ricketts Dr. George F. Sheldon, Zack D. Owens distinguished professor of surgery in UNC’s School of Medicine and a former president… Read more »

Cancer risk slightly higher for women in discontinued hormone treatment trial

March 04, 2008   Photo, Dr. Gerardo Heiss A follow-up study of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trial led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher, Dr. Gerardo Heiss, has found that women who were taking the combined hormone therapy of estrogen plus progestin may have an increased risk of… Read more »

Homeland Security funds UNC center to study natural disasters in coastal areas

February 27, 2008 Richard Luettich, D.Sc. When storms threaten America’s coastlines, emergency managers will have the latest scientific information to prepare and protect our coastlines and citizens, thanks to a multi-million dollar grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Rick Luettich, D.Sc., professor of… Read more »

Earp receives Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Award

February 26, 2008   Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has been honored for her long history of mentoring students, staff and junior faculty. The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council selected Earp to receive its 2008 Faculty Mentoring Award, particularly for her work with… Read more »