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High costs, lack of insurance contribute to low rate of colorectal cancer screenings in U.S.

April 13, 2010 High out-of-pocket costs, lack of health insurance and limited access to care contribute to a relatively low rate of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, according to a new systematic review by researchers at the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   The research, published in… Read more »

Randolph reappointed to national occupational safety committee

April 13, 2010 Susan Randolph Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S FAAOHN, was recently reappointed to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) as a health representative for a second two-year term, beginning March 31, 2010. Randolph is a clinical assistant professor of occupational health nursing in the Public Health Leadership Program and… Read more »

Two doctoral candidates receive inaugural Gillings Dissertation Awards

April 13, 2010 Two doctoral candidates at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Stephen Richardson and Natalie The, have received the first Gillings Dissertation Awards.   Stephen Richardson Richardson’s environmental sciences and engineering research explores solutions to soil contaminated by former manufactured-gas plants (of which the U.S. has at least 40,000). Richardson also… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »

Oberlander promoted to professor of health policy and management

April 12, 2010 Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and in the Department of Social Medicine at UNC School of Medicine, effective March 1.   After receiving a bachelor’s degree… Read more »

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 »