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UNC to present 18th annual summer videoconference on minority health

  May 31, 2012 UNC’s National Health Equity Research Webcast (formerly known as the Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health) will be held Tuesday, June 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. This year’s topic is “Social Determinants of Health Disparities: Moving the Nation to Care about Social Justice.” Dr…. Read more »

HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

May 29, 2012 While current therapies are effective at controlling HIV, some virus remains hidden in certain CD4+ T cells, specialized immune system cells in which the virus replicates itself. This latent infection remains a significant challenge to curing HIV.A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina schools of medicine and public health… Read more »

Lytle to lead health behavior department

May 25, 2012   After an extensive national search, a new chair has been selected to lead the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, subject to approval by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and other appropriate University officials.   Dr. Leslie Lytle Leslie A. Lytle, PhD, professor of epidemiology and community health in… Read more »

Researchers recommend acceleration of cancer comparative effectiveness research

May 24, 2012 Research that compares the effectiveness of different cancer treatments should be accelerated – and the findings promoted and accepted – according to a recent study led by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   For the review article “Data for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research,” published April 20 in… Read more »

M-health improves health outcomes, especially in developing countries, Thirumurthy says

May 24, 2012   An article in the May issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization suggests that use of text messaging and other mobile phone applications may be an increasingly effective and cost-efficient means of improving health outcomes, especially in developing countries. Dr. Thirumurthy Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, assistant professor of health policy… Read more »

Women’s Health Report Card shows complexities, opportunities

  May 22, 2012     Biostatistics professor Amy Herring (left) with master’s student Katie Garcia More North Carolina women are getting mammograms and colonoscopies, but fewer are receiving first-trimester prenatal care.   Those are some of the findings of the Center for Women’s Health Research’s (CWHR) 2012 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, which… Read more »

Harris accepts award at Kiev conference

May 22, 2012   Dean M. Harris (left) accepts award at the International Congress on Medical and Pharmaceutical Law, Bioethics and Social Policy Dean M. Harris, JD, clinical associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the Health and Law Bioethics Award at the International Congress on… Read more »

Public health students graduate as Buckley Service Scholars

May 21, 2012 Nineteen of the 290 Buckley Public Service Scholars who graduated on May 13 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were public health students at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.They are Alexander Christian (biostatistics); Mary Aaroe, Kelli Paice and Ann Suk (environmental sciences and engineering); Rachel Baum, Phylicia… Read more »

Maman, Sen honored at commencement with McGavran, Larsh awards

May 18, 2012   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12.Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, received the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished… Read more »

Stürmer elected president of international pharmacoepidemiology society

May 16, 2012   Dr. Til Stürmer Til Stürmer, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen as president-elect of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE). His three-year term of service will begin at ISPE’s 2012 annual meeting Aug. 23-26 in Barcelona.   Stürmer, who also heads… Read more »