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Student competition addresses Haiti earthquake public health issues

April 12, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosted a case competition for interdisciplinary teams of students, focusing on “Emergency Health Care Response in Post-Earthquake Haiti.”The Global Health Challenge case competition was held in the Michael Hooker Research Center atrium and Rosenau Auditorium March 22 to March 27. Nine teams of students… Read more »

Kosorok leads NIH-sponsored research to improve clinical trials, speed new cancer therapies

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Duke University and North Carolina State University (NC State) have teamed up to find ways to design more powerful clinical trials for cancer treatments, effectively getting better and more personalized new therapies to cancer patients sooner.    The researchers have been awarded a $12.5… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs announced

  April 06, 2010 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health will fund four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories (GILs). Projects were competitively selected for awards, and support four of the School’s five strategic initiatives: global health, water and environment, cancer and health disparities.   The new projects bring to 18 the… Read more »

Too much weight may delay infants’ ability to crawl, walk

  March 31, 2010 Those cute little rolls of fat some infants have may actually slow their ability to crawl and walk, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The study, published recently online in The Journal of Pediatrics, shows that infants who are overweight may be slower than… Read more »

Few women get enough exercise during pregnancy, study says

March 31, 2010 Fewer than 1 in 4 pregnant women meet physical activity guidelines set by doctors and health officials, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.Guidelines set by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2002 recommend pregnant women get 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise daily, or… Read more »

Research by UNC’s Ribisl impacts newly adopted federal tobacco legislation

March 31, 2010 President Barack Obama has signed into law the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, which aims to prevent tobacco sales to minors and curtail the growing sales of low-cost cigarettes and other tobacco products over the Internet and through the mail.   Dr. Kurt Ribisl and Dr. Rebecca Williams Research efforts by… Read more »

ESE professor Luettich receives Science and Technology Impact Award

March 23, 2010 Dr. Rick Luettich Natural hazards and disaster expert Rick Luettich, PhD, has received a Science and Technology Impact Award from the Department of Homeland Security. Luettich, director and lead principal investigator of the department’s UNC-based Center of Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management, also directs the UNC Institute of… Read more »

Holliday receives Dietetic Association’s Educator of the Year Award

March 23, 2010 Amanda Holliday Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, clinical assistant professor of nutrition, has been named Outstanding Dietetic Educator by the Durham-Chapel Hill (N.C.) Dietetic Association and the North Carolina Dietetic Association. She will be honored at a regional association luncheon in Princeton, N.J., on March 25.   The award recognizes teaching, mentoring and… Read more »

Meyer, adjunct professor, awarded for lifetime efforts to prevent birth defects

March 23, 2010 Dr. Robert Meyer Robert E. Meyer, PhD, adjunct professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received the National Birth Defects Prevention Network’s 2009 Godfrey P. Oakley Jr. Award.   The annual award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to the… Read more »

Weight Wise program helps low-income women improve health

March 22, 2010 Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge A project at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) has found that a weight loss program based in local health departments can lead to significant weight loss and improved health status for low-income, overweight women. Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, research assistant professor of nutrition at UNC… Read more »