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Half of people at high risk don’t know they need a flu shot

November 20, 2006 Many people at high risk of flu infection mistakenly believe they’re in a low-risk group and, as a result, are much less likely to get a flu shot, a researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has found. Photograph of Dr. Noel T. Brewer The… Read more »

Military, public health practitioners pledge to serve, Porto explains as School honors veterans

November 17, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Jules Heisler It started with a letter to Dean Barbara K. Rimer from a Carolina School of Public Health alumna who had spent most of her career in the military. Lt. Col. Wanda Wills wanted her school to recognize the contributions of members of the military. Wills’ own contributions… Read more »

Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks

November 17, 2006 Adolescent girls who live within half a mile of a public park are significantly more physically active than other girls, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found. Photograph of Dr. Diane Catellier The study found that physical activity was higher for girls who lived within a mile of parks… Read more »

Top 10 ways to remove trans fat from your Thanksgiving feast

November 16, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs Cutting trans fat from Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or your favorite Thanksgiving foods, according to nutrition expert Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a bit of planning and a few food substitutions, holiday meals can… Read more »

School of Public Health teams with other UNC schools to offer Health Communication Certificate

November 10, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Communication, beginning Fall semester 2007. The program is aimed primarily at residential graduate students interested in developing expertise in communication about health to use in either professional or academic health-related settings. Faculty members from the schools of… Read more »

Dean Rimer adds perspective to Google technology director’s presentation

  November 02, 2006 The crowd started filing in more than a half hour early. Excited conversation filled the lobby while those with tickets found their seats. Others hoped for a chance at unused tickets, or took seats in the overflow area. But this crowd was not attending a Carolina sports event or an opening… Read more »

Dardess takes on new role in UNC School of Medicine

November 01, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Margaret Dardess Dr. Margaret Dardess, UNC’s associate provost for strategic partnerships, will take on additional responsibilities effective Nov. 1 as senior counselor to Dr. William L. Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine, chief executive officer of the UNC Health Care System and vice chancellor for medical affairs…. Read more »

Health Policy and Administration Faculty Member Named Journal Editor

October 31, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Thomas Ricketts UNC School of Public Health professor Thomas Ricketts III has been named editor of the North Carolina Medical Journal. Ricketts had been associate editor for the past four years. Dr. Ricketts, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, is also director of the North Carolina… Read more »

UNC, Peking University to co-sponsor Beijing conference on health-care reform in China

  October 30, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Peking University will hold a joint conference in Beijing to develop solutions for health-care reform in China. The December conference, “Harmonious Development and Reaching Health for All,” is the latest in a growing series of collaborations between UNC administrators, faculty, students and… Read more »

Leader in education development delivers annual SPIRE lecture

October 30, 2006 SPIRE, a UNC postdoctoral fellowship program, will host its seventh annual Distinguished Scholar Seminar on Friday, (Nov. 3) at 11 a.m. in Fox Auditorium, room L300 in the School of Nursing addition.Dr. Marian Johnson-Thompson, director of education and biomedical research development for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the… Read more »