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Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

UNC HIV prevention research named Scientific Breakthrough of the Year

  December 22, 2011 Share   The HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. Cohen is professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in the School… Read more »

Popkin one of most frequently cited authors among nutrition researchers

December 21, 2011 Share   Dr. Barry Popkin Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, is author of three of the top 10 most cited nutrition articles in Nutrition Reviews’ 70-year history.   The journal compiled the list of its… Read more »

Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies

  December 20, 2011 Share   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study reveals that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study, published online by… Read more »

Marci Campbell, cancer and nutrition researcher, dies

  December 14, 2011 Share   Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, died Dec. 14 after living with cancer with grace and caring for almost two years.She was a member of UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and program leader for… Read more »

School hosts visitors from Ukraine

December 14, 2011 Share   A delegation of nine people from Ukraine visited UNC on Dec. 14 to learn more about the United States’ higher education system. Their meeting at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was hosted by the School’s Office of Global Health. A delegation from the Ukraine met with faculty and… Read more »

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 »