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National agency selects UNC for one of 13 centers to compare treatments, put them into practice

October 17, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct studies testing what treatments work best for particular health conditions – and with the goal of promoting better patient outcomes.The agency, a component of the U.S. Department of Health… Read more »

SPH receives NIH grant to expand global health curriculum, research opportunities

October 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The Office of Global Health within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health recently received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand global health curriculum and research opportunities campuswide and engage faculty and students in an interdisciplinary study of… Read more »

UNC wins eight top NIH

  October 12, 2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill health scientists have garnered more grants – eight – from the National Institutes of Health’s highly competitive Roadmap program than any other university in the nation. They also have secured funding for a center to combat cancer through the latest in basic science technology…. Read more »

New study at UNC shows concussions promote dementias in retired professional football players

October 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Repeated concussions brought on by blows to the head during their playing days significantly boost the chances that retired professional football players will suffer dementias such as mild cognitive impairment in later life, a new study suggests.The study, conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and… Read more »

Black men ‘on the down low’ topic of conference speech

October 11, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Dr. David Malebranche of Emory University will discuss black men’s health and concepts of masculinity in a speech Wednesday (Oct. 12) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.A specialist in black men’s health, Malebranche will focus on how ideas of masculinity among black men who don’t identify… Read more »

Study: Failure of initial antibiotic therapy leads to higher mortality rates, increased costs

October 10, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Research conducted by a team of investigators, including Dr. David J. Weber of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of Infectious Diseases, shows that the failure of initial intravenous antibiotic therapy in hospital patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections may cost the U.S. health-care… Read more »

UNC study: Acupuncture is helpful when added to standard medical treatment for headache

October 06, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — People who received acupuncture in addition to standard medical treatment for chronic daily headache fared better than those who received medical treatment alone, a clinical trial conducted at UNC Hospitals has found.Results of the study are reported in the October issue of the journal Headache, which is published by… Read more »

Test predicts risk of liver scarring after transplant, study shows

October 05, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — An estimated 20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis, scarring of the new organ severe enough to impair its ability to function normally within five years of transplantation.A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… Read more »

Displaced Hurricane Katrina Ford Foundation Fellows Enrolled in UNC School of Public Health

October 04, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Six fellows who were studying in the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program at Tulane University in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit have relocated to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health. The fellows, who are from Vietnam and India, are health care leaders… Read more »

SPH students to compete in NAHSE Annual Case Competition this week

  October 03, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — UNC School of Public Health Students Dana Weston and Nikki Rogers are preparing to compete in the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) 10th Annual Case Competition this week.The two – both health policy and administration master’s degree students — will challenge several other teams at the… Read more »