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Department hosts second retrospective

September 08, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education invites students, faculty, alumni and friends to attend a department retrospective, Drs. John Hatch and Jack Geiger and The Delta Project. The event will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday, Sept.12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at… Read more »

UNC receives record $181 million grant to evaluate health, poverty and gender programs worldwide

September 08, 2008 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill up to $181 million to continue its MEASURE Evaluation project. Dr. Sian Curtis and Dr. Gustavo Angeles, faculty in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will serve as… Read more »

Nearly half of U.S. adults will develop painful knee osteoarthritis by age 85: study

September 03, 2008 Dr. Todd Schwartz Almost half of all U.S. adults and nearly two-thirds of obese adults will develop painful osteoarthritis of the knee by age 85, a study based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests. Dr. Gary Koch Co-authors of the study include biostatistics faculty members Todd A. Schwartz,… Read more »

Bulik to discuss eating disorders at planetarium science forum

September 03, 2008   Dr. Cynthia Bulik Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Jordan Distinguished Professor of psychiatry, professor of nutrition and director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss how science has identified parts of genes that harbor risk factors at this month’s Current Science Forum on… Read more »

Gillings Innovation Lab takes novel approach to personal responses to arsenic in drinking water

August 28, 2008 The newest Gillings Innovation Laboratory at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health will tap new technology to help researchers examine individual differences in the metabolism of inorganic arsenic and in the susceptibility to adverse effects associated with chronic exposures to arsenic. The ultimate goal is to find out why… Read more »

Fisher to head diabetes peer support program, Peers for Progress

August 25, 2008   Dr. Ed Fisher Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education in the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, has been named Global Director of Peers for Progress, a program to promote peer support in diabetes management around the world. Peers for Progress is an initiative… Read more »

Oberlander explores McCain, Obama health care plans in NEJM perspective

August 25, 2008   Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management and social medicine at the University of North Carolina, explores the differences in the health care reform plans of Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama in a perspective published in the Aug. 21, 2008 issue of the New England Journal… Read more »

Carolina ranked 5th best public university for 8th consecutive year

August 22, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks fifth among the nation’s best public universities for the eighth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. “Carolina is consistently recognized among the five best public universities in America,” said Chancellor Holden Thorp. “We find value in assessing the various… Read more »

Both pre-hospital and in-hospital delays affect stroke care, UNC researchers show

August 21, 2008 Dr. Kathryn Rose Stroke patients who can’t recall when their symptoms started or do not arrive at the hospital in a timely manner cannot be considered for medications proven to help reduce the impact of stroke but which must be given within a certain time after the stroke occurs, University of North… Read more »

National Cancer Institute honors UNC Lineberger scientists

  August 20, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Cathy Melvin A team of population scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been honored by the National Cancer Institute at a recent summit. Among those recognized was Cathy Melvin, PhD, research associate professor in the Department of Maternal and Child… Read more »