The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) has named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its academic partner to help coordinate research needed for implementation of a bold new strategy aimed at saving the lives of millions of women, children and adolescents across the world within the next 15 years.
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UNC Fitness Breaks is a student- and volunteer-led worksite wellness program for the housekeeping and groundskeeping staffs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program, which encourages individuals to adopt an active lifestyle, provides 10- to15-minute fitness sessions to help staff members avoid injury by building muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance. “We wanted to provide an opportunity for staff members to get a better picture of their health,” said Lindsay Bailey, Master of Public Health student at the Gillings School’s Department of Health Behavior.
Bryce Reeve, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School, has received a $2,936,800, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its Pediatric Patient-Reported Outcomes in Chronic Disease Consortium. The grant is shared with Duke University where Laura Schanberg, MD, is the co-P.I.
In May 2014, the World Heart Federation consensus conference met to create an in-depth review of current knowledge on the role of diet in cardiovascular disease (CVD), the changing global food system, global dietary patterns and potential policy solutions. Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the Gillings School, is the corresponding author of the resulting article, which shares findings regarding what the world needs to do to change diets and reduce CVD.
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