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New Gillings Award promotes dialogue on population and development

  March 12, 2009 A new award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will convene some of the world’s leading scientists to evaluate the link between population and the achievement of key international development goals and objectives. Looking at these issues from a variety of angles… Read more »

In tough times, start from scratch: UNC public health webcast

March 09, 2009 Due to the economic crisis, local public health programs are facing significant declines in revenue at the same time that demands for their services are increasing. Public Health Survival: Leadership in a Falling Market In response, the story of the innovative approach taken by the Tulsa City-County Health Department in Oklahoma is… Read more »

National report on health reform guided by UNC alumna and professor

March 05, 2009 Americans expressed serious concerns regarding health care in a new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services March 5. The report, Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions, summarizes comments from the thousands of Americans who hosted and participated in Health Care Community Discussions… Read more »

UNC study: young athletes most at risk of knee injuries reap big benefit from warm-up exercises

March 05, 2009 Pick an option: the prospect of months on crutches and a season on the sidelines, versus taking 10 minutes to do a short, simple, structured warm-up. For athletes, particularly school-aged athletes, the choice should be clear. What’s more, the choice appears to be even clearer for young players whose movements and biomechanics… Read more »

Researchers issue HIV goal: drug-free remission

March 05, 2009 A group of leading academic and industry scientists has issued a challenge to researchers studying HIV/AIDS: find a way to effectively purge latent HIV infection and eliminate the need for chronic, suppressive therapy to control the disease.”The Challenge of a Cure for HIV Infection,” published in the March 6, 2009 issue of… Read more »

Unexpectedly high rates of childhood diabetes revealed by multi-center study

March 04, 2009 Rates of diabetes are significantly higher than expected among children and adolescents from five ethnic and racial groups in the United States, according to new findings by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and others. The findings are outlined in a series of papers in a supplement to… Read more »

Miller receives award for excellence in post-baccalaureate instruction

March 04, 2009 Dr. Bill Miller, in St. Petersburg William C. Miller, MD, PhD, MPH, has been selected to receive a 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. The award for teaching post-baccalaureate students is one of nine administered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Office of the Provost to… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins first place in case competition

March 03, 2009 (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. Three graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management… Read more »

Bulik receives mentoring award from women’s leadership council

February 27, 2009 Dr. Cynthia Bulik The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council on Thursday (Feb. 26) honored University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors Cynthia Bulik and Kathleen Rounds for being great mentors. The awards were presented during the council’s annual meeting at the Carolina Inn. Bulik, the William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Distinguished… Read more »

Long-term use of nutrient supplements may increase cancer risk

February 26, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially among smokers, according to a study led by Jessie Satia, PhD. The study, which also examined use of retinol, vitamin A, lycopene and lutein, appears in the February issue of… Read more »