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Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults

November 10, 2010 Dr. Gordon-Larsen Obese adolescents are 16 times more likely to become severely obese by age 30 than their healthy weight or even overweight peers, according to a new study led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Public health researchers found… Read more »

Lee receives Presidential Early Career Award

November 08, 2010 Dr. Jessica Lee Jessica Y. Lee, PhD, DDS, associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was named by President Obama on Nov. 5 as one of 85 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).   The award is the… Read more »

Siega-Riz named associate dean for academic affairs

November 08, 2010 Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of nutrition and of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the School’s new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Dec. 1.   Siega-Riz will succeed Peggy Leatt, PhD, who has served as associate dean for academic… Read more »

Zhao, BIOS student, wins ASA’s Young Investigator Award

November 04, 2010 Yingqi Zhao Yingqi Zhao, biostatistics doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association’s Statistics in Epidemiology Section. Zhao presented her research and received the award at the August Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver.   The JSM… Read more »

Baker reappointed to state’s Public Health Study Commission

November 04, 2010 Dr. Ed Baker Edward Baker Jr., MD, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health, has been reappointed to the North Carolina Public Health Study Commission for a second two-year term by N.C. Speaker… Read more »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

Health policy and management students place third in NAHSE case competition

  November 01, 2010 (L-R) Winning team members Carmesia Straite, Justin Wright and Takeila Stringfield Three master’s students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management each took home a $2,000 prize for winning third place in the National Association of Health Services Executives’ 15th annual Everett V…. Read more »

ECHO program receives grant to reduce prostate cancer disparities in N.C.

October 28, 2010 A project led by the University of North Carolina Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes (ECHO) which aims to address the high rate of prostate cancer among African-American males in Caswell Co., N.C., has received a grant of $18,916 from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Community-Campus Partnership (CCP).   Dr. Anissa Vines Anissa Vines,… Read more »

The Water Institute at UNC launches at international conference

October 28, 2010 The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health launched The Water Institute at UNC on Oct. 25, as part of the international “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy” 2010 conference held in Chapel Hill.   Dr. Jamie Bartram addresses participants at an international water and health conference in… Read more »

UNC study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility

  October 27, 2010 The method used to assess infertility in at-home tests might not be the best for identifying which women will have trouble getting pregnant, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Amy Herring UNC study co-authors include lead author Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH,… Read more »