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Evie McKee among UNC employees recognized for excellence, leadership

September 25, 2007 Photograph of Evelyn McKee Seven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employees, including business manager Evelyn “Evie” McKee from the School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, have been recognized for their outstanding contributions. Five received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence; McKee and another employee received the Excellence in Management Award…. Read more »

Sheila Leatherman named first Gillings Visiting Professor

September 24, 2007 Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman has been named the first Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The professorship is part of Carolina Public Health Solutions, a program established in the School through a generous gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Ms…. Read more »

Maintaining weight after age 40 increases breast cancer survival

September 19, 2007 Women sometimes feel there’s nothing they can do to improve their chances of survival after a breast cancer diagnosis. But there is, according to scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other institutions. Don’t gain weight after age 40. A new study shows premenopausal women who gain more… Read more »

Symposium explores women’s rights to breastfeed

September 19, 2007 A symposium on breastfeeding and feminism will be held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Organizers hope to strengthen cooperation among breastfeeding advocates and those concerned with contraception, abortion, workers’ rights, mothers’ rights, adequate health insurance, women’s economic advancement and public… Read more »

Jeno Bratts accepts Staff Excellence Award with humility, appreciation

September 13, 2007 Jeno Bratts accepts the Staff Excellence Award On Friday, September 7, Jeno M. Bratts, systems manager in Instructional and Information Systems at the School of Public Health, was honored as recipient of the School’s 2007 Staff Excellence Award. Bratts was presented with a framed certificate and monetary award at an afternoon reception… Read more »

WOWS program at UNC to support women science faculty

September 10, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a program to recruit and support women faculty throughout its science and health affairs divisions. The program, called Working on Women in Science (WOWS), is designed to foster the careers of women in science through financial support, public recognition, leadership training, mentoring… Read more »

New center expects to make clinical trials faster, cheaper, more reliable

September 07, 2007 Seeking better ways to design and conduct clinical trials, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has established a new Center for Innovative Clinical Trials. Faculty and other collaborators within the center will develop new methods of collecting and analyzing data from clinical trials, and then efficiently… Read more »

Sandra Martin named Associate Dean for Research

September 06, 2007 Sandra Martin, PhD Dean Barbara K. Rimer has appointed Sandra Martin, PhD, to be Associate Dean for Research at the School of Public Health. Dr. Martin has been a professor and associate chair for research in Maternal and Child Health since 2004. As leader for the School’s Office of Research, the associate… Read more »

Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder

September 06, 2007 Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, especially for women from lower socio-economic situations, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and colleagues in Norway. In a long-term study of 100,000 pregnant Norwegian women, the researchers saw an unexpected increase… Read more »

Bangdiwala invited to serve on Fulbright Senior Specialists Program committee

August 29, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, professor of biostatistics, has been selected to serve on the Public and Global Health Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The announcement was made by representatives of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), which administers the Fulbright Scholars Program…. Read more »