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State recognizes UNC for sustainability leadership at N.C. Sustainable Energy Conference

April 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the state’s first agency to introduce fare-free buses and Zipcars that can be rented by the hour – and UNC this week received the 2005 N.C. State Government Sustainability Award in recognition of these and other environmental initiatives.The award is… Read more »

U.S. service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study

April 06, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force academies – fierce rivals on the sports field – soon will cooperate on a $2.8-million study of risk factors for a common knee injury among athletes.The study, led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research… Read more »

Lance Armstrong Foundation awards research grant to School of Public Health professor

April 06, 2005 Dr. Marilie Gammon CHAPEL HILL — The Lance Armstrong Foundation recently awarded a research grant to Dr. Marilie Gammon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study the potential correlation between flavonoid intake and breast cancer risk and survival. While researchers have found obesity at diagnosis to affect the… Read more »

Multiple UNC schools, programs appear in U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings

April 04, 2005 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on numerous lists of newly ranked schools, programs and specialty areas produced by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2006 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.””While achieving high rankings is not our primary goal and the system is far from perfect,… Read more »

Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection

  April 04, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Obesity apparently reduces laboratory mice’s ability to turn on elements of their immune systems needed for controlling influenza infection, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine study shows.The findings raise the possibility that obesity in humans has a similar effect, scientists say. Compared… Read more »

Appearance of new antibiotic-resistant staph infections is subject of April 8 webcast, broadcast

March 29, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — New strains of antibiotic-resistant staph infections will be the topic of an April 8 program sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”Antimicrobial Resistance: Old Bugs, New Threats and the Public… Read more »

Acclaimed safety researcher to reflect on pioneers in injury field at April 6 lecture

March 28, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Susan P. Baker, the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, will reflect on leaders who have paved the way in safety research at an April 6 lecture on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.The 2005 Patricia F. Waller Memorial… Read more »

UNC-released poll finds that North Carolinians surveyed support greater investment in health

March 22, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — A poll of 811 North Carolinians released today (March 22) finds that nearly three-quarters surveyed (72 percent) favor increasing the state cigarette tax as a way of generating additional funding for public health research.North Carolina currently charges a five-cent tax per cigarette pack, which will be the lowest tax… Read more »

Women’s Health Research Day to feature presentations on dozens of topics

March 18, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Women’s health researchers statewide will give presentations on the latest research, including breast cancer, preventive care, eating disorders and health disparities, at the sixth annual Women’s Health Research Day, to be held Wednesday (March 23) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The event will be held from… Read more »

UNC-led study indicates income level, weight are factors in esophageal, stomach cancer survival

March 18, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that in a study of people with esophageal and stomach cancer, patients who were overweight and those with moderate or high incomes had a lower risk of death, while women survived longer than men.The study included more than… Read more »