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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 »

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

HBHE student leads conference on food and food politics

February 15, 2012 Share     This article is adapted from one that appeared in the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun on February 15.   “Shared Tables,” a symposium to be held Feb. 28-29 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, will examine the wide-ranging connections that food has to politics, the… Read more »

Weighing the difference: switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

February 13, 2012 Share   Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose four to five pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the March 2012 print issue of The American… Read more »

Advocating healthier school lunches: Ammerman and Hobbs featured in The Gazette

February 08, 2012 Share   This article by Gary Moss originally appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The University Gazette. It is reprinted here with permission.   David Cavallo, left, and Alice Ammerman, second from left, meet at Chapel Hill High School with chef-trainer Ryan McGuire and kitchen manager Geneva Long to discuss the… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »

Student social entrepreneurs provided with resources to commercialize water quality test

February 06, 2012 Share   ESE doctoral student Alice Wang (right) and alumnus Dr. Ku McMahan (center), members of the KM Water Solutions team, work with Dr. Yoe Garcia Aliaga (left), executive director of environmental health in Junin, Peru. A new method of detecting bacteria in water and on food and hands may soon help… Read more »

Helping children of incarcerated parents is goal of symposium

February 02, 2012 Share   What happens to the children of people in prison? And what can be done to protect them and improve their lives? Policy makers, professionals, students and others will gather for a symposium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to explore ways that policies and partnerships can help… Read more »