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Age of puberty among boys dropping in US, study finds

October 22, 2012 Boys in the United States appear to be entering puberty much earlier than in the past – a trend researchers caution may have important medical, psychosocial, public health and environmental implications, according to a new study released at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans and published… Read more »

Steckler selected to present the 20th annual Hochbaum lecture

October 18, 2012   Dr. Allan Steckler Allan Steckler, DrPH, professor emeritus in the Department of Health Behavior, will present the 20th annual Godfrey M. Hochbaum Distinguished Lecture on Friday, Oct. 19. A reception will follow. The lecture was established in 1988 to honor Godfrey M. Hochbaum, PhD (1916-2000), who taught in the Department of… Read more »

Two in one week: HPM students take first prize at NAHSE, Humana case competitions

October 18, 2012   Five health policy and management students had a lot to celebrate during the weekend of Oct. 11-12. Their efforts at competitive events in Louisville, Ky., and Houston yielded two first-place awards, $17,000 in prizes and Schoolwide excitement and pride at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.   From left to… Read more »

Fry appointed to National Research Council committee on arsenic

October 18, 2012 Dr. Rebecca Fry Rebecca Fry, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve on the National Research Council’s new committee on inorganic arsenic.   The committee will provide expert guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop… Read more »

Patient-reported outcomes essential to comparative effectiveness research

October 16, 2012 Patient-reported outcomes should be a standard part of evaluating the comparative effectiveness of cancer treatments, according to recommendations put forward by a multi-institution research group.In an early release article published this week online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a research group led by Ethan Basch, MD, director of the Cancer Outcomes… Read more »

Bill Friday, UNC president emeritus, dies at 92

October 15, 2012 William Clyde Friday, JD, who served as president of the University of North Carolina from 1956 to 1986, died on University Day, Oct. 12. He was 92. So many will miss his loyalty to the state and University he loved, as well as his wit, compassion and ever-centered sense of justice.Mr. Friday… Read more »

Cohen elected to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2012 Dr. Myron Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields… Read more »

Anglo-U.S. research partnership forged

October 12, 2012 The University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health will pioneer collaborative research in dementia, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, and disease progression and treatment. A collaboration to transform public health has been forged between the University of Cambridge and the University… Read more »

Devlin joins CDC Foundation board of directors

October 10, 2012 Dr. Leah Devlin Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation). Devlin is Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Myron Cohen to deliver December commencement address

October 09, 2012 Dr. Mike Cohen Myron S. Cohen, MD, an acclaimed physician and researcher who has spent the last three decades studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, will speak at December Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside at the Dec. 16 ceremony at 2… Read more »