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Wide variety of physical activities may protect teens against risky behavior: study

April 02, 2006 New research out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that physically active adolescents are not only improving their health – they also are decreasing the chance that they will get into trouble.Among teens who fare well are skateboarders, particularly regarding their self-esteem and despite a lack of wide… Read more »

Wilcox, Foshee receive School of Public Health alumni awards

March 30, 2006 The Carolina School of Public Health’s distinguished alumni awards were presented Wednesday, March 29, during activities surrounding the 2006 Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture.Two awards were presented at the lecture. Allen J. Wilcox, MD, PhD ’79, MPH ’76, Senior Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health… Read more »

Latina leader Janet Murguìa to speak at School of Public Health commencement

March 30, 2006 Janet Murguìa National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguìa will speak at the 2006 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Public Health on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at 1 p.m. in the recently renovated Memorial Hall on campus. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to join the… Read more »

Report sheds new light on benefits, harms of cesarean deliveries

March 29, 2006 Soon-to-be mothers and their clinicians need to thoughtfully consider the positive and negative outcomes, for both mothers and babies, of cesarean delivery on maternal request, according to a new report by researchers at the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (RTI-UNC) Evidence-based Practice Center. Cesarean delivery on maternal request is… Read more »

Public Health Grand Rounds program to focus on disaster preparedness

March 28, 2006 Challenges in mass evacuations, communications, environmental health and safety are just some of the disaster preparedness vulnerabilities that will be addressed in an upcoming broadcast on Hurricane Katrina’s impact.”Learning from Katrina: Tough Lessons in Preparedness and Emergency Response” will be broadcast via satellite downlink and webcast from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m…. Read more »

Leading ecological economist, author to speak April 11 as part of environmental seminar series

March 24, 2006 Dr. Robert Costanza, whose research focuses on the interrelation of the Earth’s ecology and the worldwide economy, will give a lecture on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus April 11.The 5:30 p.m. lecture, “Ecological Economics: Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future,” will be held at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building auditorium…. Read more »

June Stevens Named Nutrition Chair at UNC School of Public Health

March 24, 2006 Photograph of June Stevens, MS, PhD June Stevens, MS, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Nutrition in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appointment, effective April 1, 2006, was approved Thursday (March 23) by the University’s Board of… Read more »

National public health consultant to speak at health professions forum

March 24, 2006 Michael E. Bird, the first American Indian to serve as president of the American Public Health Association and a national public health consultant, will be the featured speaker at an upcoming health professions forum to be held on the UNC campus.The April 8 forum, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the… Read more »

Conference on trafficking of women and children set for April 7-8 at UNC

March 17, 2006 Policy-makers, law enforcement officials, scholars and social service providers will gather April 7-8 for “Sexual Trafficking: Breaking the Crisis of Silence,” a conference hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Women’s Center.The two-day conference, which will include presentations and panel discussions by international experts, will provide a detailed… Read more »

New funding to create center focusing on sustainable energy, environment, economic development

March 17, 2006 Progress Energy has invested $150,000 to create the Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The center, housed in the Carolina Environmental Program (CEP), will use the funds to carry out the Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Development (SEEED) initiative. SEEED will focus… Read more »