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Progress in AIDS battle, thanks to UNC study

May 17, 2011 A UNC-led research study has made a major discovery in efforts to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Myron Cohen The large international clinical trial, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, epidemiology professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has found that treating HIV-infected individuals… Read more »

The skinny on fat: Debate rages on pros, cons of low-fat diet

  May 11, 2011 In recent years a fierce debate has raged among nutrition experts over the wisdom of prevailing dietary guidelines that emphasize eating less saturated fat. Three experts from the School’s Department of Nutrition cut through the chatter and explain what you can do to eat healthily. The secret, they say, is balance…. Read more »

Nine public health students make the grade with Phi Beta Kappa

May 10, 2011 Stephen Gray Redding Eight undergraduates studying at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and one recent graduate were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies. The recently inducted students include: Rachel Tomomi Baum, a junior majoring in health policy and… Read more »

UNC center presents scholarship, recognizes leaders in injury prevention

May 04, 2011 The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presented a scholarship and recognized leading children’s advocates at a recent event held this spring. The center’s inaugural John D. Butts Scholarship was awarded to UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral student Lawrence Scholl… Read more »

NC Breast Cancer Screening Program a national model

May 04, 2011 The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP), originally designed to address health disparities between African-American and white women in eastern North Carolina, has been designated a Research-tested Intervention Program (RTIP) by the National Cancer Institute, making information about the program available to others throughout the country.   Faculty and students from… Read more »

Former faculty member Wagner wins AUPHA’s Graham Prize for health services research

April 28, 2011 Dr. Ed Wagner Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, alumnus and former epidemiology faculty member at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the 2011 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the highest distinction for health services researchers.   Funded by The Baxter International Foundation,… Read more »

School innovators selected for inaugural ‘Innovation + Inspiration’ awards

April 26, 2011 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced recipients of the inaugural Innovation + Inspiration Awards for faculty and staff members. Awardees are Ralph S. Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology; Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and nutrition; and Glenn Walters, PhD, director of the… Read more »

Olshan, Rusyn serve on NRC committee on formaldehyde

April 21, 2011 A panel of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council has finalized a report evaluating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessment of formaldehyde, a chemical commonly used in industry and medicine throughout the world. The report found that many conclusions reached by the EPA were sound and appropriate. However, the panel… Read more »

Prenatal exposure to certain pesticides may negatively impact children’s cognitive development

April 21, 2011 Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that exposure during pregnancy to a family of pesticides called organophosphates may impair child cognitive development. The findings are published in the April 21 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.From 1998 to 2002, the Mount… Read more »

BIOS scores six ASA fellowships in two years: Wright, Zeng and Zhu selected

April 21, 2011 Dr. Fred Wright Dr. Donglin Zeng Dr. Hongtu Zhu Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health were selected recently as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Fred Wright, PhD, professor, and associate professors Donglin Zeng, PhD, and Hongtu Zhu, PhD, will be inducted into fellowship in August… Read more »