Posts Categorized: School News

UNC study: Ocean warming may increase the abundance of marine consumers

August 28, 2009 Warmer ocean temperatures could mean dramatic shifts in the structure of underwater food webs and the abundance of marine life, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Michael Piehler Michael F. Piehler, PhD, assistant professor at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences… Read more »

Interdisciplinary conference will focus on policies for healthier aging

August 27, 2009 The Prevention Research Centers – Healthy Aging Network, a program funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will host a conference, “Promoting Environmental and Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging,” Sept. 15-16 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education…. Read more »

Siega-Riz promoted to professor of nutrition and epidemiology

August 20, 2009 Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s departments of epidemiology and nutrition, the School has announced. The promotion was effective Aug. 1. Siega-Riz has been a member of the UNC public health faculty since 1998, when… Read more »

He, nutrition faculty member, receives promotion

August 20, 2009 Dr. Ka He Ka He, MD, ScD, has been promoted to associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology, with tenure, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The promotion is effective Sept. 1, 2009. “Dr. Ka He is a creative and talented researcher and a dedicated teacher,” says June Stevens, PhD,… Read more »

Earp returns as chair of Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

August 20, 2009 Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, has been appointed chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, effective Sept. 1. The selection follows an extensive search by a committee led by Dianne Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition at the School. Earp… Read more »

Serre, ESE faculty member, becomes associate professor

August 20, 2009 Dr. Marc Serre Marc Serre, PhD, has been promoted to associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, with tenure, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. The new appointment is effective Sept. 1. Serre joined UNC’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in 2001… Read more »

Bazán, School alumna, honored at Meredith College event

August 17, 2009 Andrea Bazán Andrea Bazán, MPH, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was the guest of honor on Aug. 6 at ¡Levantate, North Carolina!, held in Meredith College’s Jones Auditorium. Former N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. was the keynote speaker, and WRAL-TV anchor Pam Saulsby served as master… Read more »

Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer in some women

August 14, 2009 According to a new study, women with a family history of breast cancer were 59 percent less likely to develop breast cancer themselves if they breastfed their children. Dr. Alison Stuebe “This is good news for women with a family history of breast cancer,” says lead author Alison Stuebe, MD, assistant professor… Read more »

UNC researchers receive grant to protect NC food supply, advance homeland security

  August 11, 2009 How long does it take for authorities to recognize an outbreak of foodborne disease, determine what caused the illness, recall the affected foods and examine the geographic distribution of contaminated products? The time could be much shorter, thanks to a new project being developed through an award from the Institute for… Read more »