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Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

March 08, 2012 A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma. Tackling latent HIV in the immune system is critical to finding a cure for AIDS. The results were presented today at… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson honored by Carolina Women’s Leadership Council

March 02, 2012 Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council faculty-to-faculty mentoring award on March 1. The leadership council also presents a faculty-to-student mentoring award. This year’s winner was Jean DeSaix, senior lecturer in the College of Arts and… Read more »

Foundation grant will help UNC study local-level public health services

March 01, 2012 Share   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received approximately $200,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine different types of local public health agencies in North Carolina. The goal of the research, which began in December 2011 and will continue through May 2013, is to determine whether… Read more »

Aspirin may counteract potential trans fat-related stroke risk in older women

March 01, 2012 Share   Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study shows. Dr. Ka He However, the risk of stroke associated with trans fat intake was lower among women taking aspirin, according to the findings from… Read more »

North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

February 29, 2012 Share   A series of 15 scientific papers published this week placed North Carolina at the epicenter of a scientific resource called the Collaborative Cross – a “library” of genetic diversity that scientists believe can help fast-track important discoveries about genetics and disease into new discoveries, tests and treatments that impact human… Read more »

Semester-long seminar teaches students about public health issues in Vietnam

February 24, 2012 Share   UNC students and students from the Hanoi School of Public Health examined public health issues in Vietnam as part of UNC’s Burch Field Seminar series. When a team of UNC undergraduates traveled to Vietnam in fall 2011 to take part in a semester abroad, they were able to connect real… Read more »

PHLP student leads free dental clinic in Maine

February 23, 2012 Share   Dr. Timothy Oh Timothy Oh, DDS, director of the Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center in Ellsworth, Maine, gave families in his community a gift on Feb. 18 when the center offered its annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The event introduces area children to dental care at no cost… Read more »

Reports identify, prioritize environmental health risks in fast-growing United Arab Emirates

February 22, 2012 Share   By global standards, health risks caused by environmental factors are low in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), report new studies by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers. In an effort to keep those risks low, Emirates are working with the researchers to find ways now to avoid problems… Read more »

Guidry selected as Environmental Health Sciences’ communication fellow

February 22, 2012 Share   Dr. Virginia Guidry Virginia (Ginger) Thompson Guidry, PhD, MPH, postdoctoral fellow in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, is one of ten scientists recently named as a 2012 Science Communication Fellow by Environmental Health Sciences (EHS). EHS is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 to increase… Read more »

Recession and high co-pays tied to fewer colonoscopy screenings among people with health insurance

February 21, 2012 Share   The recent U.S. economic recession was the longest and most severe since World War II. During this period, personal spending on health care grew at the slowest rate in more than 50 years, suggesting that Americans used less health care.   A new study finds that these cut backs were… Read more »