Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz is a member of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of national experts whose recommendations will inform the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to be released later this year.
The public may see and comment upon the recommendations at www.DietaryGuidelines.gov.
Siega-Riz is professor of nutrition and epidemiology and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Gillings School.
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Dr. Jessica Pepper, postdoctoral research associate at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and 2014 alumna of Gillings School, has received the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. She will be recognized at a ceremony at the Society’s annual meeting April 22-25 in San Antonio, Texas.
Chronic narcotic use is more than twice as prevalent in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with children without the disease, according to a new study led by Dr. Jessie Buckley, postdoctoral research associate in epidemiology. The study, which appears in the February edition of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, found that chronic narcotic use was higher for pediatric patients with psychological impairment, older age, increased health-care utilization and fracture.
Dr. Guanhua Chen (now at Vanderbilt), Eunjee Lee, Lu Mao and Thomas Stewart were among only 20 selected for the Distinguished Student Paper Award, presented by the Eastern North America Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society.
They will be recognized at the annual ENAR spring meeting, to be held March 15-18, in Miami, Fla.
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