School News

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 »

Injury toll in U.S. homes tops 12 million

  January 10, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Unintentional injuries at home have become a major public health problem across the country, according to a series of new Home Safety Council-funded studies conducted at the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center.”Between 1992 and 1999, we found that an average of 18,048 unintentional home injury… Read more »

Study: unsafe gun, poison chemical storage in homes can turn holiday visits deadly

December 15, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Many U.S. residents who have younger children at home are negligent in storing guns and poisonous materials, but those whose homes children only visit are significantly worse, according to a new study.The study, conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center investigators, showed that… Read more »

Olympic Gold Medalist Kristine Lilly joins students to celebrate Get Kids In Action Pilot Program

December 07, 2004 Chapel Hill, N.C.– Kristine Lilly, gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, today led a team of student athletes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to celebrate with about 150 third-grade students who are now running, jumping, biking and dancing their way to the recommended 60 minutes of… Read more »

UNC study finds some schools better than others at curbing smoking at high school football games

December 07, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina high schools that adopt Tobacco-Free School policies are making progress in protecting students, staff and visitors from the unhealthy effects of secondhand smoke by reducing smoking even during home football games, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. Schools can improve compliance with… Read more »

Mark receives grant to help nurse researchers improve health-care quality, patient outcomes

November 23, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Barbara Mark, Sarah Frances Russell distinguished professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, has been awarded approximately $1.5 million over the next five years as part of an Institutional National Research Service Award to prepare nurse researchers to improve the… Read more »

Potenziani appointed chair of ASPH’s Distance Education Council

  November 22, 2004 David Potenziani, director of Instructional and Information Systems at the UNC School of Public Health, has been appointed chair of the Distance Education Council of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).The Council is charged with facilitating interaction among member schools and promoting relationships between schools and practice communities on… Read more »