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Adimora appointed to NIAID Advisory Council

July 11, 2011 Dr. Ada Adimora Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.   The council comprises 18 voting members with diverse perspectives on science, health and the human impact… Read more »

Children more stressed and depressed the longer their soldier parents are deployed

  July 11, 2011 The longer soldiers are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, the more likely their children are to be diagnosed with mental health issues, including depression, behavioral problems, anxiety and sleep disorders, a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows.The study, published online July 4 by Archives of Pediatrics… Read more »

Two doctoral students receive Gillings Dissertation Awards

July 11, 2011 Bonnie Lyon and Dori Steinberg, doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received this year’s Gillings Dissertation Awards to advance their dissertation research at the School.   Bonnie Lyon Lyon, in the environmental sciences and engineering department, is evaluating the public health impact of ultraviolet (UV) treatment of… Read more »

When to call 911? When you think someone’s having a stroke.

July 07, 2011 New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that people presumed to have had a stroke receive more rapid evaluation if they arrive at the hospital by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transport and if EMS has notified the hospital while in transit about the immediate need for brain… Read more »

Study: U.S. adults not just eating more, but more often

June 29, 2011 Over the past 30 years U.S. adults have been eating larger portions and eating more often, according to a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.   The findings help illustrate that how Americans are eating contributes to the country’s obesity epidemic.   Dr. Barry Popkin “First, the… Read more »

Most parents unaware of teen workplace risks, study finds

June 28, 2011 Most parents are unaware of the risks their teenagers face in the workplace and could do more to help them understand and prepare for those hazards, according to a new study.   Previous findings have shown that about 80 percent of teens are employed during their high school years. But a study… Read more »

Survey finds ‘staggeringly high’ rate of spanking in North Carolina

June 28, 2011 A new survey finds that 30 percent of North Carolina mothers of children less than two years old say they have spanked their children in the last year.In addition, 5 percent of North Carolina mothers of three-month-old babies say they have spanked their very young children. More than 70 percent of mothers… Read more »

ESE master’s student receives Fulbright grant for research in Canada

June 24, 2011 Pearl Kaplan, master’s degree candidate in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Montréal, Canada.   Pearl Kaplan Kaplan, a native of West Chester, Pa., will work with Viviane Yargeau, PhD, associate professor of chemical engineering at McGill… Read more »

Nutrition researcher’s new book sets higher standard in field of epigenetics

June 23, 2011 A new book co-edited by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Mihai Niculescu, MD, PhD, provides a comprehensive exploration of dietary impacts on epigenetics and offers the most in-depth coverage of the subject to date.Epigenetics is the study of the mechanisms that cause inheritable genetic material to be altered without… Read more »

Landfill air pollution may be as unhealthy as it is unpleasant, study finds

June 23, 2011 Despite increased regulations on municipal solid waste since 1990, many people who live near landfills continue to report health problems associated with foul odors, pests, polluted water and traffic. A new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, published online this month in Environmental Research, finds that potentially hazardous… Read more »