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March 05, 2010 Dr. Carolyn Halpern Carolyn Tucker Halpern, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).   Halpern’s study, “Sexual Behavior Trajectories from… Read more »

March 02, 2010 Aggressive treatment of anemia with intravenous iron and drugs known as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) may lower the risk of death for dialysis patients with severe anemia – but also may increase the risk of death among patients with milder anemia, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study suggests.  … Read more »

March 02, 2010 Dr. Barry Popkin Children in the United States are snacking more than ever before on salty chips, candy and other junk food, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study led by Barry Popkin, PhD, and nutrition doctoral student Carmen Piernas.   Carmen Piernas The increase in snacking,… Read more »

  February 25, 2010 The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program (AHEC) has been awarded $13.6 million to help primary care health-care providers adopt electronic health records and other health information technology. Dr. Tom Bacon The project will be led by Tom Bacon, DrPH, AHEC program director and clinical professor of health policy and… Read more »

February 24, 2010 When: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, 10 a.m. ESTWhere: The Blair House in Washington, D.C. Watch:   JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV     Learn more: Read the invitation from Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Congressional Leaders, 2/12/10 See the President’s remarks on the meeting, 2/9/10… Read more »

February 23, 2010 Dr. Ralph Baric Ralph Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the American Academy for Microbiology. He will be recognized at the Academy Fellows luncheon in San Diego on May 26, 2010.   The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership… Read more »

February 19, 2010 With H1N1 influenza still circulating and another dangerous wave of the disease still possible, students on college campuses are particularly at risk of infection because of the close contact they have in classes, dormitories and cafeterias.   However, state records show only 5 percent of people in the college age group (19-… Read more »

February 15, 2010 Ashley Winslow Sadaf Houssain Matt Hasbrouck Ashley Winslow, Sadaf Houssain and Matt Hasbrouck, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, were among the top five teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health care case competition on Feb. 11.   A total… Read more »

February 15, 2010 Drying equipment lines the first floor of Rosenau Hall. Facilities workers are drying out offices in Rosenau Hall after a fire-suppression sprinkler malfunctioned in the building’s attic on Sunday, Feb. 14, dumping about 2,000 gallons of water into the building.   Offices most affected were those occupied by Maternal and Child Health… Read more »

February 15, 2010 Undergraduate Jennifer Price and biostatistics professor Dr. Kant Bangdiwala pose prior to their walk down the runway. Students, faculty members and other friends of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health donned their fanciest global costumes on Feb. 11 to raise more than $1,500 for Doctors Without Borders’ Haiti earthquake relief… Read more »