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12th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference to be broadcast June 26, 28

May 15, 2006 The School of Public Health’s Minority Health Project will present the 12th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health on Monday, June 26, and Wednesday, June 28, from 2 to 4:00 p.m. each day. This forum for experts in the area of health disparities will feature two panel… Read more »

ECHO partnership in Rocky Mount second stop for Tar Heel Bus Tour

May 15, 2006 Participants of the 2006 Tar Heel Bus Tour stopped at the Opportunities Industrialization Center in Rocky Mount Monday afternoon (May 15) to hear about the partnership between the center, the UNC Program of Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO), and the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.Chancellor James Moeser… Read more »

Jules Heisler, John Graham journey across North Carolina in Tar Heel Bus Tour

May 12, 2006 Three dozen of the University’s newest faculty members boarded a bus Monday, May 15, for a weeklong introduction to the state, its history and people as the Tar Heel Bus Tour makes its ninth journey across the state.Since 1997, the UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor has sponsored the bus tour. In that time, more… Read more »

Mother and child reunion set for Mother’s Day at Carolina

May 12, 2006 Kimberly Chapman On Sunday, graduate Kimberly Chapman and her Mom, Kathie Barton, will be together on Mother’s Day for the first time in 10 years. Soon afterward, they’re going to Kenya, where Mom will experience her daughter’s passion for global health and social justice firsthand. Chapman will earn her master’s degree in… Read more »

UNC partners with Hispanic youth to launch Spanish-language radio show

May 08, 2006 A grassroots radio program produced by Hispanic youth for the Hispanic community is set to launch June 2, and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are a part of the action.Radio Pa’lante (pronounced pah-LON-tay), which means “let’s roll” in Spanish, is a weekly teen-produced public affairs and music… Read more »

New Obesity Collaboration between Sanofi-Aventis and UNC Nutrition

May 05, 2006 The UNC Department of Nutrition and Sanofi-Aventis will undertake a new collaboration to perform a study on the consequences of obesity and weight change using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) database. Dr. June Stevens “We are very grateful for this support from Sanofi-Aventis as it will enhance and complement UNC’s… Read more »

Congress designates May 7-13 National Drinking Water Week

May 05, 2006 Safe drinking water is essential to everyone! In the extreme case, we cannot survive for more than a couple of days without water. A major focus of Carolina’s School of Public Health is finding ways to provide clean water for people across North Carolina and around the world. Through the Drinking Water… Read more »

Low-intensity therapy plus medication may provide more accessible treatment for alcoholism: study

May 02, 2006 Low-intensity therapy offered by medical doctors, combined with either medication or specialized behavior therapy, can effectively treat alcoholism, making treatment more readily available to people who need it, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and numerous other sites nationwide.The study, conducted over… Read more »

Health Policy and Administration named as demonstration “site” for competency project

May 01, 2006 The School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration has been named a demonstration site by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) as part of a project to enhance the education of future health leaders.The project, called the Graduate Health Management Education Demonstration Project, was initiated two years ago… Read more »

John Graham and HBHE receive awards from Carolina Center for Public Service

April 28, 2006 Advocating on behalf of HIV and AIDS awareness, creating partnerships with N.C. communities to solve locally identified problems and addressing challenges faced by the older population are only a few of the ways University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, faculty, staff and organizations help the surrounding community.UNC’s Carolina Center for… Read more »