School News

UNC School of Public Health Career Fair to take place Feb. 23

February 07, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The fifth annual UNC School of Public Health Career Fair will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center (“the Dean Dome”).Over 50 organizations will be represented at this year’s fair, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Snow,… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health and Family Health International establish new fellowship program

February 01, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The UNC School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health in collaboration with Family Health International (FHI) has established a fellowship program for doctoral and second-year master’s students. The fellowship will expand opportunities for students to work alongside public health experts who have years of experience in global health… Read more »

Symposium on environmental values to be held on UNC campus March 4, 5

  January 28, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — “Perspectives on Environmental Values,” a symposium focusing on what aspects of the natural world people care about and why, will be held on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus March 4 and 5.The Carolina Environmental Program’s 2005 Environmental Symposium is intended to deepen participants’ understanding… Read more »

UNC series ‘Narratives of HIV’ to explore stories of HIV, AIDS

January 28, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — As part of an ongoing series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author Greg Behrman will speak Monday (Jan. 31) in the Cobb Theatre of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.His 7 p.m. lecture is part of the “Narratives of HIV” series,… Read more »

Former National Cancer Institute official, Rimer, to lead UNC School of Public Health

  January 27, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Barbara K. Rimer will be the new dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective June 1. University trustees approved her appointment today (Jan. 27).Rimer, a behavioral scientist, is the alumni distinguished professor in the school’s department of health… Read more »

WUNC Public Radio expands health coverage, hires reporter/producer Rose Hoban

January 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – WUNC Public Radio (91.5 FM) has hired a health care reporter to enhance the station’s ability to cover health care issues statewide. The new position, which will be held by Rose Hoban, will enable WUNC to provide expanded news and information to listeners regarding this important topic. The position… Read more »

Ongoing issues with vaccine supply are focus of Friday (Jan. 28) public health broadcast

January 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The recent shortage of influenza vaccine has been headline news, bringing attention to two ongoing issues within the national public health community: the fragility of the vaccine supply system and government agencies preparedness and response.The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health broadcast series Public… Read more »

New book by UNC psychologist offers plan for conquering ‘runaway eating’

January 18, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — During the past five years, the number of women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and older seeking treatment for eating problems has risen alarmingly, said Dr. Cynthia M. Bulik, the co-author of “Runaway Eating: the Eight-Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions.””Eating problems don’t discriminate on the… Read more »

Study: Americans not guarding well enough against injurious, deadly falls

January 10, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Americans have much room for improvement when it comes to preventing falls that cause serious injuries or death, a new study by University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center staff concludes.”We found that 70 percent of U.S. households have stairs with four or more steps, but a third… Read more »

Research finds people with migraine headaches report more angina, but not more heart disease

  January 10, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — People with a history of migraines and other headaches lasting at least four hours are more likely to report suffering from the chest pain doctors call angina than people who do not experience such headaches, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. That is… Read more »