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Master’s degree in clinical research to enroll students for fall 2009

November 14, 2008 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute together have announced a new Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR). This new degree-granting program, the purpose of which is to help professionals from all fields develop clinical research skills, is inviting applications… Read more »

Nutrition Research Institute shows that eating healthy can taste good, too

November 13, 2008 Dr. Steve Zeisel Good nutrition doesn’t have to be bland or boring, believes Steve Zeisel, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of nutrition and director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute on the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. On Nov. 13, Zeisel welcomed Peter Reinhart, a chef-on-assignment in the culinary arts program… Read more »

UNC department designated World Health Organization Collaborating Center

November 12, 2008 The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its newest Collaborating Center. The center, established in the department’s home in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will help the United Nations agency use the… Read more »

UNC scientists to help set national research agenda for cancer care

November 12, 2008 Dr. William Carpenter The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected as one of two cancer research sites by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help set the cancer care national research agenda and carry out accelerated practical studies examining the comparative effectiveness of cancer… Read more »

UNC study: text messaging may help children fight off obesity

November 11, 2008 Many children love sending and receiving text messages through their cell phones – sometimes to the great annoyance of their parents. Dr. Robert Hamer Dr. Dianne Ward But now a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests this technology could be used to reduce children’s chances of… Read more »

Faculty researchers teach second clinical trials methods course in Malawi

November 10, 2008 Dr. Steven Meshnick The second clinical trials methodology course for physician researchers in Malawi was taught by UNC researchers in Blantyre, Malawi, on Oct. 13-17. Steven Meshnick, PhD, MD, professor of epidemiology, designed and oversaw the program, which helps health care professionals in Malawi gain expertise in conducting successful clinical trials. Funding… Read more »

Epidemiology students receive CDC dissertation awards

November 10, 2008   Bonnie Joubert (left) and Susan Mason Bonnie Pedersen Joubert and Susan Marshall Mason, doctoral students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Epidemiology, have received Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dissertation research awards for their projects on mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and… Read more »

Eng honored with APHA award

November 07, 2008 Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, has received the 2008 Tom Bruce Award from the community-based public health caucus of the American Public Health Association. The award, established in 2006 to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the caucus and the community-based public health movement, was presented on Oct. 27… Read more »

Mayer, former health policy faculty member, praised in national press

November 07, 2008 Michelle Mayer and husband Bill Steinbach Dr. Michelle Mayer was 39 years old when she died Oct. 11. She had many things to live for – a promising career, a devoted husband, two children aged 7 and 9. Until last year, Mayer had been a research assistant professor in the University of… Read more »

UNC contract to help UAE assess environmental health risks expanded

November 05, 2008 The contract between the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health has been expanded to include a broader range of assessments of health risks due to environmental factors in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), one of the fastest developing nations in the world. As… Read more »