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HBHE student leads conference on food and food politics

February 15, 2012 Share     This article is adapted from one that appeared in the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun on February 15.   “Shared Tables,” a symposium to be held Feb. 28-29 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, will examine the wide-ranging connections that food has to politics, the… Read more »

Weighing the difference: switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

February 13, 2012 Share   Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose four to five pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the March 2012 print issue of The American… Read more »

Advocating healthier school lunches: Ammerman and Hobbs featured in The Gazette

February 08, 2012 Share   This article by Gary Moss originally appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The University Gazette. It is reprinted here with permission.   David Cavallo, left, and Alice Ammerman, second from left, meet at Chapel Hill High School with chef-trainer Ryan McGuire and kitchen manager Geneva Long to discuss the… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »

Student social entrepreneurs provided with resources to commercialize water quality test

February 06, 2012 Share   ESE doctoral student Alice Wang (right) and alumnus Dr. Ku McMahan (center), members of the KM Water Solutions team, work with Dr. Yoe Garcia Aliaga (left), executive director of environmental health in Junin, Peru. A new method of detecting bacteria in water and on food and hands may soon help… Read more »

Helping children of incarcerated parents is goal of symposium

February 02, 2012 Share   What happens to the children of people in prison? And what can be done to protect them and improve their lives? Policy makers, professionals, students and others will gather for a symposium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to explore ways that policies and partnerships can help… Read more »

New directory helps connect low-income women to cervical cancer services in North Carolina

February 01, 2012 Share   A new online resource is available to help connect women and adolescents to life-saving cervical cancer-related services. The N.C. Cervical Cancer Resource Directory includes county-specific information on where uninsured or underinsured women can go to find screening (Pap test) services. The site also has information on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination,… Read more »

School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student’s presentation. Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February. The decision to hold the series… Read more »

Singer honored for leadership and service in Chapel Hill-Durham community

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Phil Singer (right) and Ellen Singer Philip Singer, PhD, and his wife, Ellen Singer, have been honored by the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill for their leadership and service to the community. The couple will accept the Sara and Mutt Evans Leadership Award on Feb. 4 at the federation’s… Read more »

Callahan and Harris co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic illness

February 01, 2012 Share   Two members of the UNC public health faculty are co-authors of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released this week that calls for immediate action to reduce the nation’s burden from all forms of chronic illness. Dr. Russell Harris Dr. Leigh Callahan Leigh Callahan, PhD, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology… Read more »