School News

Acclaimed safety researcher to reflect on pioneers in injury field at April 6 lecture

March 28, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Susan P. Baker, the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, will reflect on leaders who have paved the way in safety research at an April 6 lecture on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.The 2005 Patricia F. Waller Memorial… Read more »

UNC-released poll finds that North Carolinians surveyed support greater investment in health

March 22, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — A poll of 811 North Carolinians released today (March 22) finds that nearly three-quarters surveyed (72 percent) favor increasing the state cigarette tax as a way of generating additional funding for public health research.North Carolina currently charges a five-cent tax per cigarette pack, which will be the lowest tax… Read more »

Women’s Health Research Day to feature presentations on dozens of topics

March 18, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Women’s health researchers statewide will give presentations on the latest research, including breast cancer, preventive care, eating disorders and health disparities, at the sixth annual Women’s Health Research Day, to be held Wednesday (March 23) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The event will be held from… Read more »

UNC-led study indicates income level, weight are factors in esophageal, stomach cancer survival

March 18, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that in a study of people with esophageal and stomach cancer, patients who were overweight and those with moderate or high incomes had a lower risk of death, while women survived longer than men.The study included more than… Read more »

Study: soap and water work best in ridding hands of disease viruses

  March 10, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The largest, most comprehensive study ever done comparing the effectiveness of hand hygiene products shows that nothing works better in getting rid of disease-causing viruses than simply washing one’s hands with good old-fashioned soap and water.Among the viruses soapy hand washing flushes down the drain is the one… Read more »

Overweight now plaguing more women than underweight, even in poor nations

  March 08, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — In most countries, including developing nations, being overweight now afflicts more young women than being underweight, a new international study concludes.That pattern holds true even when comparing women from urban and rural areas, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The only exceptions remain in… Read more »

Health Sciences Library celebrates grand opening

  March 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — With its warm colors, new cafe, 140 workstations and innovative collaborative spaces, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Health Sciences Library aims to become a vital gathering place for those who seek health information.The library recently completed two years of redesign and renovation – during which… Read more »

Study: testing for joint substance in blood might improve diagnosis of osteoarthritis

February 25, 2005 CHAPEL HILL Measuring a biological chemical called hyaluronan found naturally in joints and the fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis of the knee and hip earlier or more accurately, a new study concludes. Improving diagnosis of the painful inflammatory disorder should become increasingly important as baby boomers age,… Read more »

Oscar R. Aylor receives ACHE Regent’s award

February 25, 2005 Oscar R. Aylor, clinical assistant professor and director of professional development in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, received this year’s American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. William Paugh, the College’s Regent for… Read more »

UNC symposium for N.C. high school students to focus on climate change

February 23, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — “Global Climate Change: Human Causes and Human Responses,” the second University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Science Spectrum Symposium, will be held on the UNC campus from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 6.The free symposium brings N.C. high school students to UNC for high-level classroom and lab… Read more »