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Fry receives two prestigious honors for outstanding young researchers

  September 28, 2010 Dr. Rebecca Fry Rebecca Fry, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received two prestigious awards recognizing her potential to advance science and make substantial contributions throughout her career. Fry has received The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from the… Read more »

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health receives federal support for training center

September 23, 2010 The Southeast Public Health Training Center (SPHTC), part of the N.C. Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received $3.2 million, part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services award of $16.8 million to support 27 Public Health Training Centers… Read more »

Peterson awarded prestigious Allan Rosenfield Award

September 23, 2010 Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the department of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2010 Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning. The award is presented annually by the Society of… Read more »

UNC to coordinate study of ways to prevent, treat childhood obesity

September 23, 2010 Dr. June Stevens The University of North Carolina has been named coordinating unit for a $49.5 million research effort, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to examine ways to curtail the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. June Stevens, PhD, chair of the nutrition department in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

School faculty members present at international injury prevention conference

September 22, 2010 A number of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members will make presentations at the 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, held Sept. 21-24 in London.   Dr. Carol Runyan Dr. Kant Bangdiwala UNC presenters include Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor at the biostatistics department’s Collaborative Studies… Read more »

Stevens to speak at AICR’s nutrition and cancer conference

  September 22, 2010 Dr. June Stevens The 2010 American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer will be held Oct. 21-22 in Washington, D.C. June Stevens, PhD, AICR/World Cancer Research Fund Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, will speak…. Read more »

UNC receives $4.6 million CDC preparedness center award

September 22, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health received a $4.6 million award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish a Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center.   Under the five-year cooperative agreement, the center will meet the training needs of… Read more »

UNC scientists to study pregnancy, obesity and breast cancer disparities

September 22, 2010 UNC scientists have received a five-year, $2.2 million grant to study how factors such as pregnancy and obesity may promote susceptibility to an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is more prevalent in young African-American women. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Breast Cancer and… Read more »

New national public health law network launched; UNC hosts Southeastern regional center

September 22, 2010 From air bag requirements for cars to smoke-free regulations in restaurants and bars, law has become a powerful tool to create healthier, safer communities. As a result, those vested in public health – from local, state, federal, tribal officials and their legal counsel to public health practitioners, policymakers and advocates – need… Read more »

Landmark children’s health study launches in Durham County

September 15, 2010 Residents of Durham County, N.C., are encouraged to take part in the largest ever long-term study of children’s health and development undertaken in the United States.   Researchers soon will begin enrolling participants in the National Children’s Study, which will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of… Read more »