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School of Public Health researchers develop emergency preparedness training for daycare providers

  July 29, 2006 Emergency preparedness and response training materials developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health are being used to help North Carolina daycare providers and staff members prepare for both natural and man-made disasters. The “Emergency Preparedness and Response for Child Care Training Module,”… Read more »

New course to teach beginning Spanish to U.S. health-care professionals

  July 28, 2006 Help is on the way for health-care workers who don’t know one word of Spanish but increasingly find themselves treating Latino patients. In North Carolina, a team of representatives from state government health agencies and higher education has started work on a language course designed especially for them: “!A su salud!… Read more »

Adjunct faculty Elter honored for study of link between periodontal, systemic health

July 26, 2006 Dr. John R. Elter, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and administration, recently received the 2006 Sunstar Award for most outstanding paper on the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic conditions – those that affect the entire body.The Sunstar Award screening committee selected “Relationship of Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss to Prevalence… Read more »

UNC preparedness experts help train avian flu responders around the world

July 25, 2006 Jen Horney, NCCPHP Assistant Director BANGKOK, Thailand – The way health officials respond when the first cases of avian flu are reported in their countries could mean the difference between a few contained cases and the start of a widespread outbreak. To help health officials prepare to respond as efficiently as possible,… Read more »

Larry Kupper elected to chair University APT committee

July 24, 2006 Lawrence Kupper Lawrence Kupper , PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor and associate chair in the Department of Biostatistics, has been elected chair of the UNC Appointments, Promotions and Tenure (APT) Committee for the 2006-07 academic year. The committee reports directly to the provost concerning all tenure-related appointment and promotion decisions and issues for… Read more »

Tilson selected for APHA’s Frost Award

July 18, 2006 Hugh Tilson Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been selected to receive the 2006 Wade Hampton Frost Award by the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Tilson will accept the award at APHA’s 134th annual meeting on November 6 in Boston, where… Read more »

Distance Ed student represents Japan at UN conference on AIDS

July 11, 2006 Tsutomu Nemoto, 24, had registered to take his first online course in the Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts Program this summer, but his plans were delayed when he heard good news – that he was selected as a member of Japan’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session of… Read more »

Laws covering public health crises to be reviewed in NCIPH program

  July 07, 2006 Ed Baker, NCIPH Director Should “Good Samaritan” laws that protect individuals be extended to cover businesses and nonprofit organizations that also help those in jeopardy during a crisis? That’s one question that experts gathered together by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will consider in a new program to examine… Read more »

Teen construction workers in NC often perform risky, prohibited tasks

July 03, 2006 Most teenaged construction workers in North Carolina are doing jobs that are considered risky or are prohibited by federal and state labor laws, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study published this week in the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.The study was based on telephone survey… Read more »

U.S. ambassador inaugurates UNC-run HIV/AIDS care center in Kinshasa

June 29, 2006 KINSHASA, Congo – Earlier this month U.S. Ambassador to the Congo Roger Meece helped inaugurate a new HIV/AIDS care unit in the Bomoi health care center, a community facility operated by the Salvation Army in the capital’s N’Djili neighborhood.Drs. Frieda Behets and Annelies Van Rie, professors in the Department of Epidemiology at… Read more »