May 16, 2012 The nutrient choline is essential for normal brain development in babies, and adults need it for normal liver and muscle function. Now UNC public health researchers find that some people need more of this nutrient than others, and a specific gene, called PEMT, may determine that need. Dr. Steven Zeisel led the… Read more »

November 07, 2012 Dr. Robert Millikan, Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer Epidemiology, died Oct. 7. He was 55. A member since 1993 of the School’s epidemiology faculty and of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Millikan’s research brought hope for better understanding and treatment of breast cancer, particularly for young African-American women who… Read more »

Winter 2006-07 flip book – Health Disparities Click anywhere on the image to view the magazine full screen, or flip through the pages here. In full screen view, click a second time to zoom in. Back to other viewing options Last updated June 07, 2013  

May 16, 2012 Changing human behavior, combined with increased monitoring of environmental exposures, can help prevent cancer. Many preventable cases of cancer happen because human behavior is so difficult to change. With cervical cancer, for instance, nearly 100 percent of cases could be prevented using available tools, including vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV), screening… Read more »

May 16, 2012 Identifying proper treatments for eradicating infectious diseases is often “the easy part.” The hurdle is to deliver effective prevention protocols to affected populations. UNC public health researchers are overcoming this challenge with some of the world’s most contagious viruses. Malaria Malaria causes almost a million deaths per year. Around 30 percent of… Read more »

Fall 2012 flip book – Putting Science into Practice Click anywhere on the image to view the magazine full screen, or flip through the pages here. In full screen view, click a second time to zoom in. Back to other viewing options Last updated June 07, 2013

November 07, 2012 Using innovative business principles to achieve beneficial social change Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of faculty members and students, research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health labs is finding its way to market. Don Holzworth, MS – entrepreneur and founder of multiple global health companies, including Constella Group LLC –… Read more »

School News May 16, 2012   For more information on these topics and other news, please see www.sph.unc.edu/news_events.   Behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening Stephanie Wheeler, PhD A new study from UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention examines behavioral factors that may influence whether people pursue colorectal cancer screening and identifies strategies… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Implementation science PDF A vision for practice PDF Capstone projects PDF Dr. Hajime Kanamori PDF Social entrepreneurship PDF Putting knowledge to work PDF Influencing policy PDF Research annual report PDF Research highlights PDF Alumna viewpoint PDF School news PDF In memoriam PDF Awards and recognitions PDF Hilton… Read more »

Spring 2006 flip book – Fighting Malaria Click anywhere on the image to view the magazine full screen, or flip through the pages here. In full screen view, click a second time to zoom in. Back to other viewing options Last updated June 07, 2013