November 07, 2012 Training students, benefiting communities “Health Behavior (HB) Capstone projects focus students on achieving real-world changes while taking part in mentored service and learning opportunities,” says Megan Ellenson Landfried, MPH, manager of the department’s Master of Public Health program. “Each project strengthens partnerships between UNC and local communities.” The projects are as varied… Read more »

Table of Contents From the Dean’s desk PDF Fighting Malaria in Malawi PDF Erasing borders, forging ties PDF Office of Global Health coordinates burgeoning international activities PDF Distance education DrPH PDF Overcoming obesity PDF Cleaning up our air PDF Online learning opportunities PDF Changing the system PDF Outreach after Katrina PDF Incubator projects help counties… Read more »

May 16, 2012 Eating right for better health is a good idea based on good science. We have good evidence that eating fruits and vegetables, watching weight and treating diabetes are critical to good health. Those data are changing policies and practices worldwide. Alice Ammerman: Motivating children and teens to eat healthful foods Do children’s… Read more »

Parents establish dissertation award to honor alumna Cassell May 01, 2013 Gail H. Cassell, PhD, DSc (Hon.), and Ralph H. Cassell, MBA, are very proud of their daughter, Cynthia. The Cassells (l-r), Gail, Ralph and Cynthia In 2007, Cynthia Cassell received a Doctor of Philosophy in maternal and child health, with a minor in epidemiology,… Read more »

November 05, 2012 Translating research into real-world solutions Herbert Peterson, MD, an obstetrician gynecologist, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of maternal and child health, knows how to stop a postpartum hemorrhage for a patient at UNC Health Care. However, the vast majority of those life-threatening hemorrhages happen to women who are hours away from medical… Read more »

May 16, 2012 If prevention is such a great idea, why don’t more people practice it? Since at least the ancient Greeks, humans have extolled the virtues of prevention. But if prevention is such a good thing, why will more than 420,000 people in the U.S. die of lung cancer this year, most as a… Read more »

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 »