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Preventive oral health program improves quality of life and often is cost-saving, study finds

August 28, 2012   A program that invests in preventive oral health care for young children at risk of dental disease not only improves overall oral health of the general public and likely improves quality of life for families but has a good chance of paying for itself in reduced hospitalizations and future dental costs,… Read more »

School awarded $1.2 million EPA grant to continue computational toxicology research

  August 27, 2012   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Dr. Fred Wright The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant for research conducted by the Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology. Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve as… Read more »

Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research Forum for HIV prevention study

April 18, 2012 For his groundbreaking research on treatment as prevention of HIV, Myron Cohen, MD, has received the top honor of the inaugural Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards. Dr. Myron Cohen Cohen is professor of medicine and microbiology in the UNC School of Medicine and of epidemiology at UNC Gillings… Read more »

Undergraduate entrepreneur wins $100K scholarship to launch company

Tara Seshan, a senior Bachelor of Science in Public Health student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s environmental sciences and engineering department, has received a $100,000 fellowship to launch an innovative health services company. Seshan is the entrepreneur behind Chek.Up, which seeks to provide better health monitoring and evaluation in low-resource settings. A… Read more »

Health-E-NC project receives University Cancer Research Fund support to improve cancer survivorship

  August 09, 2012   Researchers from UNC’s schools of public health, medicine and nursing received more than $200,000 in funding from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) for two related projects that aim to improve both cancer survivorship and communications between primary care providers and oncologists.The researchers are affiliated with Health-E-NC, a statewide effort… Read more »

Chinese public health delegation visits UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

August 08, 2012 Eleven deans and professors from six top medical and public health schools in China met Aug. 1 with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members and students to learn about innovations that could improve their curricula. The China Medical Board arranged for the study tour, which included only three stops… Read more »

Water Institute, Hilton Foundation unite to bring safe drinking water to those most in need

August 08, 2012 The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the world. The institute will use the grant in liaison with the foundation and… Read more »

Adults born during early years of US obesity epidemic uniquely prone to obesity, study finds

August 03, 2012   Despite recent reports that obesity in the U.S. appears to be leveling off, young adults who were born in the 1980s may continue to be burdened by increasing rates of obesity when compared to the rest of the adult population, according to a study published in the May 2012 issue of… Read more »

Nutrition student becomes first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipient

August 02, 2012   Carmina G. Valle, MPH Nutrition doctoral student Carmina G. Valle, MPH, has been selected to receive a competitive $5,000 award for her dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Valle, a student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is receiving the first-ever Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award,… Read more »

Richard Udry, pioneering adolescent-health researcher and population scientist, dies July 29

August 02, 2012   Dr. Richard Udry J. Richard Udry, PhD, professor of maternal and child health and sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Sunday, July 29, after a long illness. He was 83. Dr. Udry was a Kenan Distinguished Professor of… Read more »