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UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool

May 21, 2008 New research into the causes of cervical cancer appears to lend weight to the promise of a potential early detection method that could help prevent the disease. Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Smith According to a study involving scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)… Read more »

UNC poverty center awards grant to Ammerman

May 20, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Alice Ammerman The UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, based in the School of Law, has awarded seed funding for projects proposed by UNC faculty members Maureen Berner of the School of Government, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor in the Department of Nutrition and director of the Center for… Read more »

DuBose selected for UNC Encouragement of Learning Award

May 16, 2008 Ramona J. DuBose, director of communications at the School of Public Health, has been honored by the UNC Office of Human Resources as a supervisor who encourages staff learning and professional growth. Photograph, DuBose receives award from Rob Kramer, director of T&D DuBose, who came to the School in 2005, received the… Read more »

UNC’s Alumni Association honors Gillingses, Moeser

May 13, 2008 Dennis and Joan Gillings Former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings and his wife, Joan Gillings, former staff member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, were recognized May 10 by the university’s General Alumni Association (GAA) for their commitment to UNC. Dr. and Mrs. Gillings, who have generously supported… Read more »

Nutrition Coalition teaches kids about healthy eating

May 12, 2008 UNC Nutrition Coalition Students from the UNC Nutrition Coalition recently gave a hands-on presentation to youngsters and their families at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science, introducing them to some ideas about healthy eating and teaching them to make healthy snacks. Coalition co-president Mia Chabot, Megan Dean, Stephanie Lu, Michelle Tulley and… Read more »

Myron Cohen receives UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

May 09, 2008   Dr. Myron S. Cohen Dr. Myron S. Cohen , Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the O. Max Gardner Award Friday, May 9 from the Board of Governors of the… Read more »

Two with Public Health ties receive honorary UNC degrees Sunday

Heather Munroe_Blum The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will award honorary degrees to five highly accomplished individuals at Sunday’s graduation ceremony, including two with strong ties to the School of Public Health. Heather Munroe-Blum, PhD, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, UNC School of Public Health alumna, and speaker at… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

May 07, 2008 Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child, according to a new report by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   Photograph, Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz,… Read more »

Farewell is also homecoming for globe-trotting graduate

May 07, 2008 For many students, commencement is a time to say farewell to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, for Nicole Bates, it’s more like coming home. photograph, Nicole Bates That’s because while she’s been working towards her DrPH in health administration over the past three years, Bates has been on… Read more »