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Genetics accounts for more than half of anorexia liability, UNC-led study concludes

March 05, 2006 A new study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers estimates that 56 percent of the liability for developing anorexia nervosa is determined by genetics.In addition, the study found that the personality trait of “neuroticism” (a tendency to be anxious and depressed) earlier in life is a significant factor… Read more »

Ibrahim named Alumni Distinguished Professor

February 28, 2006 Photograph of Joseph Ibrahim, PhD UNC School of Public Health Biostatistics Professor Joseph Ibrahim, PhD, has been named the recipient of an Alumni Distinguished Professorship by the Provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective March 1. The appointment, approved by the UNC Board of Trustees on Feb. 23,… Read more »

Potenziani chairs one of four campuswide committees to enhance Carolina’s technology vision

February 23, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is setting its sights on becoming the nation’s leading public university in the technology sector.Dr. Daniel A. Reed, vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer at UNC, recently launched a strategic planning effort to examine the university’s information technology. Developed at Chancellor… Read more »

One of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2005 to discuss HIV/AIDS in Africa

  February 21, 2006 Photograph of Stephen Lewis As part of the annual University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Narratives of HIV series, humanitarian Stephen Lewis will speak about pressing global health challenges, the glaring health disparities between industrialized and developing nations, and the public and political will that’s needed to tackle these health… Read more »

Oldest minority health conference in nation organized by future public health leaders

February 20, 2006 While many college students held summer jobs or attended summer school last year, a small group of students from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began planning the nation’s oldest minority health conference to be held February 24.”Community-Based Research and Practice: How do we… Read more »

Charity Ball for School of Public Health, February 25, 2006

February 20, 2006 The 2nd Annual School of Public Health Charity Ball (formerly known as the Red Ball) is just around the corner. Be sure to tell all your friends about it and mark your calendars for this exciting semi-formal event!When: Saturday, February 25th, 2006 at 8 p.m. Where: The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC… Read more »

Heisler hits the ground running as Senior Associate Dean

February 15, 2006 Photograph of Jules Heisler, PhD, MBA Jules Heisler, PhD, MBA, has joined the School’s Dean’s leadership team as Senior Associate Dean. In this position, he plays a key role in strategic planning, developing and maintaining partnerships, overseeing the administrative functions within the School and raising funds for the School. In addition, he… Read more »

Surgeon General Richard Carmona to Visit School

  February 13, 2006 Photograph of Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, Surgeon General of the United States, made a few brief remarks, then took questions during “Conversations with the Surgeon General” at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in the Michael Hooker Research Center. A native of New… Read more »

Two School of Public Health faculty members named Kenan professors

  February 10, 2006 Photograph of Dr. James Swenberg Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Drs. James Swenberg and Steven Zeisel have been named Kenan professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, endowed faculty positions awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. “Both Dr. Zeisel and Dr. Swenberg are known… Read more »

GlaxoSmithKline funds $1.65 million effort for UNC-Duke public health care partnership

February 09, 2006 The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation has awarded $1.65 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University for a collaborative partnership to address four pressing local and global health care concerns: quality of care and patient safety, health disparities, global health with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, and mental… Read more »