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Public health students produce videos on energy issues for UNC-TV

December 13, 2011 Share   Four health behavior and health education master’s students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have researched and produced two video programs that were broadcast Dec. 5 and 6 on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.” Chris Akiba, producer, and Carlee McConnell, associate producer, worked on a program about fracking for… Read more »

Public health researchers introduce a new approach to assess arsenic in drinking water

December 13, 2011 Share   A study emerging from the labs of the UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP) introduces a new approach to assess spatial and temporal trends of arsenic in drinking water. The findings may lead to the implementation of enhanced monitoring programs that target regions of concern in North Carolina. Dr. Rebecca Fry… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson delivers talk at national workshop for minority and emerging scientists

December 08, 2011 Share   Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was invited by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to deliver the keynote address at the Technical Assistance Workshop for Minority and Emerging Scientists and Students Seeking Careers in Aging… Read more »

LaVange honored for outstanding contributions in COPD research

December 08, 2011 Share   Dr. Lisa LaVange Lisa LaVange, PhD, former professor of biostatistics and director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be recognized by the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Foundation in New York on Dec. 8 for her outstanding contributions in COPD research…. Read more »

UNC researchers aim to better predict success in HIV prevention clinical trials

December 08, 2011 Share   New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine, pharmacy and public health may help explain the failure of some recent clinical trials of prevention of HIV infection, compared to the success of others that used the same drugs. The study, published online Dec. 7… Read more »

UNC continues leadership of America’s Health Rankings®

December 06, 2011 Share   While cigarette smoking has declined across the United States in the past year, other health factors — obesity, diabetes and the number of children in poverty — have increased. These data were released earlier this week in the latest issue of America’s Health Rankings®. Dr. Anna Schenck United Health Foundation,… Read more »

Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight

December 05, 2011 Share   A new analysis of national survey data finds that less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their children were overweight. Dr. Eliana Perrin Although that percentage has increased over the last 10 years, more improvement is… Read more »

Four public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  December 05, 2011 Share   Kathryn (Kara) Singsank Four students enrolled in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They are Kori Leigh Brady and Zachary Ryan McCaw (biostatistics majors), Meaghan Casey O’Neal (health policy and management major),… Read more »

Stamm awarded honorary Doctor of Dentistry from King’s College London

December 05, 2011 Share   Dr. John Stamm John W. Stamm, DDS, adjunct professor of epidemiology in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology and dean emeritus of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Dentistry degree from King’s College London… Read more »

Cohen receives award for contributions to HIV prevention research

December 01, 2011 Share   Dr. Myron Cohen Myron Cohen, MD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the GAIA Vaccine Foundation’s 2011 Hope is a Vaccine Award. Cohen also is J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine…. Read more »