Stephen Hursting, PhD, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, has received a prestigious National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA). Hursting is one of 43 researchers nationwide to receive an OIA, and the grant will provide $5.34 million over a seven-year period to further his research on the mechanistic links between obesity and cancer.
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A recent study by researchers at UNC has found that activity trackers (e.g. Fitbits) may be a valuable tool for assessing patient symptom burden in clinical research. Co-authors from the Gillings School include Antonia Bennett, PhD, research assistant professor, Bryce Reeve, PhD, professor, and Ethan Basch, MD, associate professor, all with the Department of Health Policy and Management.
A new study has found that high intake of dietary phosphorus, relative to calcium intake, is associated with a lower calcium to phosphorus ratio overall. When this ratio skews low for calcium and high for phosphorus, it potentially has adverse health effects including arterial calcification, bone loss and death. The three co-authors of the study, all from the Gillings School, are Reuben Adatorwovor, graduate student of biostatistics, Kathy Roggenkamp, MA, research instructor of biostatistics, and John Anderson, PhD, adjunct professor of nutrition.
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