School News

Girls with early puberty, older boyfriends at greater risk for drugs, sex, alcohol

  March 16, 2007 Teenaged girls who mature physically sooner than their peers and who also have a romantic partner at least two years older have a higher risk for substance abuse, sex and a combination of sex and drug use, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Photograph of Dr…. Read more »

UNC scientists discover cellular “SOS” signal in response to UV skin damage

March 15, 2007 New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has identified two proteins that may help protect against skin cancer. The study, which appears in the advance online edition of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology, indicates that two proteins, named Timeless and Tipin, form a complex that regulates the… Read more »

Register now for Foard Lecture on “Water and Human Well-being”

March 15, 2007 Photograph of Dr. John Briscoe John Briscoe, PhD, Country Director for Brazil for the World Bank, is the 2007 Foard Lecturer for the UNC School of Public Health. The Foard Lecture is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2007 at Loudermilk Hall in the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill. There will be… Read more »

Zeng and Lin read paper to Royal Statistical Society

  March 13, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Donglin Zeng Photograph of Dr. Danyu Lin Drs. Donglin Zeng and Danyu Lin, professors in the School’s Department of Biostatistics, read a paper to the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) at its Ordinary Meeting in London on Jan. 31, 2007. The paper provides a new statistical methodology that can… Read more »

Health disparities in prostate cancer stem from lack of care, not lack of knowledge

March 12, 2007 Decreasing the rates of prostate cancer among black men may require improving access to routine health care, rather than increased education about the disease, a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests. “African-American men were aware of their increased risk of prostate cancer, and they… Read more »

University honors 10 teachers with distinguished professorships; two from School of Public Health

March 09, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Gerardo Heiss Photograph of Dr. Mark Sobsey The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced the latest recipients of its 2007 distinguished professorships, which are among the highest campus-wide recognitions of excellence. Drs. Gerardo Heiss and Mark Sobsey from the School of Public Health are two of… Read more »

Students take first place in international health care case competition

March 08, 2007 A team of graduate students from the School’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took first place recently in an international health care case competition held at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business in Tempe, AZ, on Saturday, Feb. 24. Photograph of HPPA students UNC team members Brooke Anderson (captain),… Read more »

Teenagers with retail, service jobs at risk of injury, robberies, sleep deprivation

March 05, 2007 Despite federal regulations intended to protect them, many teenagers in the U.S. use dangerous equipment or work long hours during the school week, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. The national study was based on telephone surveys of 928 teenaged workers, 14 to 18 years old. The… Read more »

Swenberg chosen for Society of Toxicology’s Merit Award

  March 02, 2007   Photograph of Dr. James A. Swenberg Dr. James A. Swenberg , Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health’s department of environmental sciences and engineering, will receive the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) Merit Award during SOT’s annual meeting on… Read more »

UNC, Duke collaborate on March 6 patient safety training event

March 02, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will jointly stage a patient safety training exercise for medical and nursing students on Tuesday, March 6. The event, which marks a first of its kind collaboration between the two universities, will take place on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. It is… Read more »