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School celebrates 10-year collaboration with University of Chile School of Public Health

January 23, 2008 Bangdiwala and LaVange (right) with University of Chile colleagues In 1998, a mid-winter trip to the southern hemisphere seemed like a hot idea to Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics, and so he accepted an invitation to help organize and teach in a summer school at the University of Chile at… Read more »

Chinese, Carolina doctors to examine health-care challenges

January 17, 2008 Cardiac care, smoking, HIV/AIDS and health-care policies in the United States and China will be among topics of a free public forum Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Experts at Peking University and other institutions in China and their UNC research colleagues will present… Read more »

Oberlander to present Foard Lecture April 14

January 15, 2008   Photo, Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health and of social medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, will present the 2008 Foard Lecture on Monday, April 14, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing… Read more »

Kibera faces ethnic violence in response to presidential election results in Kenya

January 04, 2008 Rye Barcott, CFK president and founder Many in the School of Public Health community are familiar with the efforts of Carolina for Kibera (CFK), established in 2001 as an international, nongovernmental organization based in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. CFK leaders are alumni of the School, and the organization is an… Read more »

Rusyn receives NIEHS grant to develop better models for testing chemical hazards

December 21, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Ivan Rusyn An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) which may yield knowledge about why some people are more likely than others… Read more »

Zeisel receives American Society for Nutrition research award

December 20, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, will receive the American Society for Nutrition’s Osborne and Mendel Award in recognition of outstanding recent basic accomplishments in nutrition. The award will be presented at the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology international meeting in San Diego, Calif., on April 6,… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Dianne Ward Children play harder and longer when their child care centers provide portable play equipment such as balls and jump ropes, more opportunities for active play, and physical activity training and education for staff and students, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School… Read more »

Coleman named one of first Working on Women in Science scholars

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Rosalind Coleman The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named the first fellows in the Working on Women in Science program, a campus-wide initiative to foster the advancement of women in science and medicine. Rosalind Coleman, MD, professor of nutrition in the School of Public Health and professor… Read more »