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U.S. ambassador inaugurates UNC-run HIV/AIDS care center in Kinshasa

June 29, 2006 KINSHASA, Congo – Earlier this month U.S. Ambassador to the Congo Roger Meece helped inaugurate a new HIV/AIDS care unit in the Bomoi health care center, a community facility operated by the Salvation Army in the capital’s N’Djili neighborhood.Drs. Frieda Behets and Annelies Van Rie, professors in the Department of Epidemiology at… Read more »

An Inconvenient Truth discussion online now; listen to audio stream

June 29, 2006 Douglas Crawford-Brown, PhD, director of the Carolina Environmental Program, led a discussion June 17 after the School’s special showing of “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill. The discussion includes comments from U.S. Representative David Price and questions from the audience.For further information please contact Ramona DuBose either by… Read more »

Scholarships, new clinic, CDC partnership mark Carolina for Kibera’s fifth anniversary

June 28, 2006 The photo Rosemary took for the new book “LightBox” shows her cousin washing clothes in a small basin, at home in the Nairobi, Kenya, slum, Kibera. Rosemary’s caption reads in part:”She is the only girl in the house and she has a big brother & It is her job to wash his… Read more »

Scholarships, new clinic, CDC partnership mark Carolina for Kibera’s fifth anniversary

June 28, 2006 The photo Rosemary took for the new book “LightBox” shows her cousin washing clothes in a small basin, at home in the Nairobi, Kenya, slum, Kibera. Rosemary’s caption reads in part:”She is the only girl in the house and she has a big brother & It is her job to wash his… Read more »

New Surgeon General’s report focuses on the effects of secondhand smoke

June 28, 2006 U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona issued a comprehensive scientific report June 27, 2006, which concludes that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. cigarettes Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25 to 30 percent and lung cancer… Read more »

Community conversation on genetics research, testing set for Saturday, July 1, at Durham coffee shop

June 27, 2006 Members of the general public interested in knowing more about genetic research and testing are invited to a community conversation in Durham Saturday (July 1).Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and funded by a $100,000 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute – a component of the… Read more »

UNC, Town of Chapel Hill become first town-gown pair to pledge carbon reduction plan

June 27, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Town of Chapel Hill have become the world’s first town-gown participants to commit to a 60 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Dr. Douglas Crawford-Brown Earlier today, Dr. Douglas Crawford-Brown, professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, represented the United… Read more »

Carolina Blood Drive produces 860 units; Bob Schreiner on committee

  June 23, 2006 The 18th annual Carolina Blood Drive, held June 6 at UNC’s Dean E. Smith Center, yielded 860 useable units of blood, said Katrina Coble of the computer science department, chair of the drive committee. The event, one of the country’s largest blood drives, attracted 784 people, including 139 first-time donors. Bob… Read more »

Weinberger on mentoring team for pharmacy professor Roth, national award recipient

June 19, 2006 Dr. Morris Weinberger Dr. Mary Roth, assistant professor in the UNC School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, was awarded a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging. Roth will receive $699,170 over five years to support her project to design, implement and evaluate a… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health Best Grad School for Physician Executives

June 13, 2006 Peggy Leatt, PhD The School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named the top executive master’s program for physician-executives by Modern Healthcare magazine for the third time since the publication began ranking programs in 2003. The ranking is based on a list of programs… Read more »