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Research Poster Display and Contest: Environmental Sciences and Engineering photographs

September 25, 2006 Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session Photograph of poster session winner Photograph of poster session winner Photograph of Laurie Ringaert Photograph of poster session winner Photograph… Read more »

Department of Health Behavior and Health Education holds first annual retrospective event

September 22, 2006 When Dr. Ed Fisher became chair of Health Behavior and Health Education in August 2005, he was aware that the department had a distinguished faculty and a long record of service. But it was not until he met with University of North Carolina president emeritus William C. Friday earlier this year that… Read more »

Preparing for pandemic influenza topic of public health broadcast

September 20, 2006 Public health experts predict that a new pandemic flu would impact every community and every citizen. On Sept. 29, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will examine how communities can prepare for pandemic influenza.The program, part of… Read more »

Adjunct professor Roy Jacobstein appeared Friday on North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC

September 15, 2006 Maternal and Child Health adjunct professor Roy Jacobstein was interviewed Friday, September 15, during North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC’s live program, The State of Things. The show, which airs at noon at 91.5 FM in Chapel Hill and on other regional public radio stations, will be rebroadcast Friday, September 15, at 9 p.m…. Read more »

School of Public Health students help bring fresh water to Cambodia

September 15, 2006 Four students and one alumnus from the School of Public Health recently returned from Cambodia, where they helped provide safer drinking water to 1200 students at a primary school outside Phnom Penh. Members of Engineers Without Borders, including Joe Brown, Josh Hunn, Reed Palmer, Jamie Perin and Angella Rinehold, worked with the… Read more »

Public Health Grand Rounds discusses how to prepare for pandemic influenza

CHAPEL HILL – Public health experts are predicting that the impact of pandemic influenza will be felt in every community by every citizen. Hospitals will be overwhelmed and pharmaceutical interventions will be in short supply. Critical infrastructure such as transportation, commerce, utilities, and public safety will be disrupted. On Friday, September 29, a program of… Read more »

UNC receives Gates Foundation grant to develop drugs for African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis

September 14, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $21.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop effective, inexpensive drugs to treat late-stage African sleeping sickness and visceral leishmaniasis – diseases that infect and kill hundreds of thousands of people in developing nations.The grant supports the… Read more »

Special journal issue devoted to Management Academy for Public Health

September 14, 2006 The combination of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s experiences with health departments and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s approach to business principles applied to non-business settings, is the subject of a special issue of the September/October Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.   MAPH special issue of Journal of Public… Read more »

Study to compare effect of public health worker skills with local health department capacity

September 14, 2006 In an effort to understand better what factors influence a well- performing local public health agency, the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina was awarded a one-year, $102,500 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The study, to be conducted at the North Carolina Institute for Public… Read more »

UNC reaches new NIH funding high; School of Public Health ranks 6th among all universities

September 13, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received nearly $300 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal 2005, placing Carolina 15th overall and first among public universities in the South. The $296.6 million total, an all-time high, was a 2.3 percent increase over funding of $289.7… Read more »