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UNC faculty receive grants to fund studies of families caring for Alzheimer’s patients

January 23, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Improving care for people suffering from the degenerative condition known as Alzheimer’s disease is the goal of a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty member and colleagues who have received two grants totaling more than $600,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association and GlaxoSmithKline.The researchers plan to determine what… Read more »

Roper tapped to lead UNC Health Care System, medical school

January 23, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — William L. Roper, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina Health Care System. The appointment, effective March 15, was announced today (Jan. 23) by UNC President Molly Corbett… Read more »

New UNC study shows lack of folic acid in late pregnancy hurts memory, thinking

January 15, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Folic acid is not just critical for brain development in embryos during the earliest stages of pregnancy, but it is a key to healthy brain growth and function late in pregnancy too, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered.Humans and other mammals lacking sufficient… Read more »

UNC seminars to explore public health implications of tobacco use in movies, TV

January 15, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — How tobacco use in the Hollywood entertainment industry affects public health will be addressed in two Friday (Jan. 16) seminars to be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The seminars, free to the public, will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to… Read more »

Research reveals social isolation boosts teen girls’ suicide thoughts

January 07, 2004 CHAPEL HILL – Parents probably can get no more devastating news than that one of their children has committed suicide.Why such tragedies occur has been much studied and strongly debated, but what’s clear is that suicide among U.S. teens has risen dramatically in recent years. It now is the third leading cause… Read more »