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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 »

Conference to explore impact of poverty, environment on minority health

February 25, 2008 The impact of poverty, culture and environment on minority health is the topic of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 29th annual Minority Health Conference, which will be held Friday, Feb. 29 at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center. Photo, Dr. Nancy Krieger As a highlight of the… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

UNC community’s Katrina relief efforts documented

December 05, 2007 A video documenting the disaster relief efforts of University of North Carolina students and faculty in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was selected for screening recently at the annual Carrboro (N.C.) Film Festival (www.carrborofilmfestival.com). “Katrina Spring” was one of 27 short films, chosen from about 100 entries, to be shown during the… Read more »

Kellogg Foundation grants $10 million to continue Health Scholars Program

November 27, 2007 The W.K. Kellogg Foundation board has announced a $10 million grant to continue funding its Kellogg Health Scholars Program through 2012. The financial support will provide training for 40 postdoctoral scholars over the next five years. The University of North Carolina School of Public Health is one of eight national training sites… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »

Master’s students Ballard, Bonds and Sehgal win award in case competition

November 06, 2007 left to right: Sehgal, Bonds and Ballard Three master’s degree candidates in the Department of Health Policy and Administration were awarded second place in the 2007 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 2-6. Jasmine Ballard, Jennifer Bonds and Saumya Sehgal each received a $3,000 scholarship for… Read more »