Know how to recognize child abuse and neglect April 28, 2008 Warning signs: Repeated injuries, or injuries in various stages of healing Inappropriate behavior Neglected appearance or hygiene Parents that are extremely strict or super-critical of the child General risk factors: History of drug or alcohol abuse within the family Severe stress — economic, lifestyle,… Read more »

Awards and recognitions November 07, 2012   Maman, Sen receive McGavran, Larsh awards; Rimer introduces Bloomberg Dr. Suzanne Maman Dr. Pranab K. Sen Two prestigious faculty awards were presented during the School’s May 12 commencement. Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate professor of health behavior, received the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pranab K. Sen,… Read more »

Hilton Foundation unites with Water Institute November 07, 2012 Dr. Jamie Bartram The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has granted $1.5 million to The Water Institute at UNC to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the world. The Institute will use the grant in liaison with the nonprofit foundation and its grantees across the globe… Read more »

May 01, 2013   Annual donor dinner celebrates campus water themeThere was no questio Dr. Jamie Bartram, Don Holzworth, Dean Barbara Rimer and Jennifer Holzworth (l-r) celebrate the Holzworths’ gift and Dr. Bartram’s distinguished professorship. n about the choice of décor at the annual World of Difference dinner last fall. After all, the event, held… Read more »

May 01, 2013 October 2012 – April 2013 Read more at Selected publications   Dr. J. Anderson Dr. Ralph Baric Dr. Peggy Bentley Dr. Jianwen Cai Dr. Susan Ennett John J.B. Anderson, PhD, nutrition professor emeritus, led a study assessing benefits of calcium on bone mineral density and determined that older adults would be… Read more »

May 01, 2013 Enables pregnant women in The Gambia to deliver healthier babies A mother and child in The Gambia Would giving choline supplements to pregnant women in The Gambia improve fetal brain development and future cognitive functioning? Dr. Steve Zeisel Dr. Steve Zeisel’s proposal to discover the potential has made him and the UNC… Read more »

  May 01, 2013 Creating a legacy for Jamie     The virtues appended to various gifts in her memory offer clues about who she was – a Jamie Kimble Character Scholarship for young women who otherwise might not be able to afford college; a Jamie Kimble Spirit Award; and her parents’ most recent gift,… Read more »

May 01, 2013     Saving lives while giving back to North Carolina   Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined. The great majority [perhaps 70 percent or more] are unintentional deaths. States, health insurers, health care providers and individuals have critical roles to… Read more »

May 01, 2013   Most students in Dr. John Paul’s large lecture class have smartphones, and they all have laptops. To boost student engagement, Paul puts the ubiquity of the devices to good advantage. He intersperses lectures with brief polls, and his students respond with text messages that lead to lively discussions. Dr. Jim Porto… Read more »

May 01, 2013   Dr. Barbara Rimer Research connects past and future   In this spring issue, we focus on research-in-progress, as befits the season. We highlight people who are developing new solutions to public health problems and acknowledge that their successes are built upon a foundation of scholarship and research that connects the past… Read more »