School News

New Obesity Collaboration between Sanofi-Aventis and UNC Nutrition

May 05, 2006 The UNC Department of Nutrition and Sanofi-Aventis will undertake a new collaboration to perform a study on the consequences of obesity and weight change using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) database. Dr. June Stevens “We are very grateful for this support from Sanofi-Aventis as it will enhance and complement UNC’s… Read more »

Congress designates May 7-13 National Drinking Water Week

May 05, 2006 Safe drinking water is essential to everyone! In the extreme case, we cannot survive for more than a couple of days without water. A major focus of Carolina’s School of Public Health is finding ways to provide clean water for people across North Carolina and around the world. Through the Drinking Water… Read more »

Low-intensity therapy plus medication may provide more accessible treatment for alcoholism: study

May 02, 2006 Low-intensity therapy offered by medical doctors, combined with either medication or specialized behavior therapy, can effectively treat alcoholism, making treatment more readily available to people who need it, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and numerous other sites nationwide.The study, conducted over… Read more »

Health Policy and Administration named as demonstration “site” for competency project

May 01, 2006 The School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration has been named a demonstration site by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) as part of a project to enhance the education of future health leaders.The project, called the Graduate Health Management Education Demonstration Project, was initiated two years ago… Read more »

John Graham and HBHE receive awards from Carolina Center for Public Service

April 28, 2006 Advocating on behalf of HIV and AIDS awareness, creating partnerships with N.C. communities to solve locally identified problems and addressing challenges faced by the older population are only a few of the ways University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, faculty, staff and organizations help the surrounding community.UNC’s Carolina Center for… Read more »

Dr. Hackney one of six UNC employees honored with distinguished service award

  April 27, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will honor six employees Saturday, April 29, with 2006 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted honors bestowed upon university faculty and staff.This year’s recipients are: Dr. Fred Clark of Chapel Hill, associate dean of academic services and professor… Read more »

Epidemiology adjunct professor Shaheen elected to leadership position in AGA

April 25, 2006 Two UNC professors have been elected to leadership positions in the American Gastroenterological Association.Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, adjunct professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, has been elected vice chair of the Clinical Practice Section, which is the largest of the sections within the AGA. Shaheen also is an associate professor… Read more »

Grimes to receive lectureship, award for preventive medicine, public health work

April 25, 2006 Dr. David Grimes is this year’s recipient of the John Atkinson Ferrell Lectureship and Award for outstanding contributions in preventive medicine and public health.The lectureship is sponsored by the Preventive Medicine Residency Program in the UNC School of Medicine’s department of social medicine and honors an outstanding physician with ties to the… Read more »

Study shows obese adults not aware of own obesity

April 11, 2006 Do the obese know they are obese? Apparently not, according to a study by University of North Carolina scientists.Obese men and women are reasonably accurate when it comes to reporting their own weight, say researchers, but they are much more likely than normal weight persons to misjudge how much weight falls into… Read more »

Challenges of highway safety, public health: topic of expert’s talk April 17

April 11, 2006 Dr. Lindsay Griffin, an experimental psychologist whose career has focused on improving highway safety, will give a lecture on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus at 3 p.m. Monday, April 17.The talk, “Highway Safety, Public Health and Human Behavior,” will be held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of… Read more »