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Study shows protective equipment has only limited effectiveness in preventing injuries

February 09, 2005 CHAPEL HILL Rugby union, a full-body-contact team sport played in the United States but more popular in other English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, has much in common with U.S. football. Among the similarities are blocking, tackling, passing and strenuous attempts to get a ball across a… Read more »

Rescheduled minority health conference to focus on ways ‘built environment’ influences health

February 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The intersection of health and the “built environment” will be the focus of the 26th Annual Minority Health Conference, scheduled for Feb. 25 and sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health.Titled “Health and the Built Environment: The Effects of Where We Live,… Read more »

UNC honors teaching awards recipients

February 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected recipients of the 2005 distinguished teaching awards, the highest campuswide recognition for teaching excellence.Honorees, chosen in nine separate categories, were recognized during halftime of the Feb. 3 Carolina-N.C. State men’s basketball game and will be honored by Chancellor James… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health Career Fair to take place Feb. 23

February 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The fifth annual UNC School of Public Health Career Fair will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center (“the Dean Dome”).Over 50 organizations will be represented at this year’s fair, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Snow,… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health and Family Health International establish new fellowship program

February 01, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The UNC School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health in collaboration with Family Health International (FHI) has established a fellowship program for doctoral and second-year master’s students. The fellowship will expand opportunities for students to work alongside public health experts who have years of experience in global health… Read more »

Symposium on environmental values to be held on UNC campus March 4, 5

  January 28, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — “Perspectives on Environmental Values,” a symposium focusing on what aspects of the natural world people care about and why, will be held on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus March 4 and 5.The Carolina Environmental Program’s 2005 Environmental Symposium is intended to deepen participants’ understanding… Read more »

UNC series ‘Narratives of HIV’ to explore stories of HIV, AIDS

January 28, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — As part of an ongoing series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author Greg Behrman will speak Monday (Jan. 31) in the Cobb Theatre of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.His 7 p.m. lecture is part of the “Narratives of HIV” series,… Read more »

Former National Cancer Institute official, Rimer, to lead UNC School of Public Health

  January 27, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Barbara K. Rimer will be the new dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective June 1. University trustees approved her appointment today (Jan. 27).Rimer, a behavioral scientist, is the alumni distinguished professor in the school’s department of health… Read more »

WUNC Public Radio expands health coverage, hires reporter/producer Rose Hoban

January 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – WUNC Public Radio (91.5 FM) has hired a health care reporter to enhance the station’s ability to cover health care issues statewide. The new position, which will be held by Rose Hoban, will enable WUNC to provide expanded news and information to listeners regarding this important topic. The position… Read more »

Ongoing issues with vaccine supply are focus of Friday (Jan. 28) public health broadcast

January 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The recent shortage of influenza vaccine has been headline news, bringing attention to two ongoing issues within the national public health community: the fragility of the vaccine supply system and government agencies preparedness and response.The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health broadcast series Public… Read more »