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Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

May 07, 2008 Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child, according to a new report by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   Photograph, Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz,… Read more »

Farewell is also homecoming for globe-trotting graduate

May 07, 2008 For many students, commencement is a time to say farewell to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, for Nicole Bates, it’s more like coming home. photograph, Nicole Bates That’s because while she’s been working towards her DrPH in health administration over the past three years, Bates has been on… Read more »

Environmental sciences students win NOAA scholarships

May 06, 2008 Two rising juniors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Ben Edwards of Knightdale, N.C., and Ben Bogardus of Cullowhee, N.C., each will receive $8,000 in academic assistance during their junior and senior years. The Hollings… Read more »

Boston Marathon includes School of Public Health athletes

April 25, 2008 Several members of the School of Public Health community, including one fast-moving graduate student, modeled healthy behaviors recently when they participated in the 26-mile Boston Marathon on April 21. photograph, Marc Jeuland Environmental sciences and engineering doctoral candidate Marc Jeuland finished 15th overall and third among American men in a field of… Read more »

Health policy and administration junior inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 17, 2008 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted 125 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Kosha Rajesh Shah, a junior health policy and administration major in the School of Public Health, was among the inductees. This spring’s ceremony… Read more »

Pam Silberman honored with Ned Brooks Award

April 11, 2008   Pam Silberman, DrPH Pam Silberman , research associate professor in the School of Public Health’s department of health policy and administration, received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Ned Brooks Award for Public Service for helping to address the state’s major health and health care issues. The… Read more »

UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

April 08, 2008 A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro ArtsCenter this Sunday (April 13). Every Wednesday night, students from the UNC schools of medicine,… Read more »

Early neglect predicts aggressive behavior in children

April 07, 2008 Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say…. Read more »

Espiritu, physician and PHLP health care and prevention student, wins award

April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Espiritu Jennifer Espiritu, MD, a health care and prevention student in the Public Health Leadership Program, has received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Don Gemson Resident Award. Espiritu, an officer in the U.S. Navy and chief resident in the UNC Preventive Medicine Program, has been a… Read more »

Students take second place in national health care case competition

February 26, 2008 Photo, (L-R) Borrelli, Geiger and Harmon, with presenter, Dr. Ray Watts Three graduate students from the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took second place recently in a national health care case study competition hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The UNC team included master’s… Read more »