September 26, 2008 It’s not just children! Many young adults also spend hours every day playing interactive video games. Is there a way, UNC researchers wondered, to make those games healthier for people to play? Dr. Deborah Tate, assistant professor in the School’s Departments of Health Behavior and Health Education and Nutrition, will lead UNC’s… Read more »

Chapel Hill, NC – North Carolina received a $449,590 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve the quality of public health and prepare for national public health accreditation. The grant will be administered by the University of North Carolina School of Public Health’s service arm, the N.C. Institute for Public Health.The grant… Read more »

June 19, 2008 The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health a $3.4 million grant to help the School strengthen its research portfolio in computational toxicology and bioinformatics.Computational toxicology is a branch of environmental health sciences that applies mathematical and computer models to predict adverse effects… Read more »

September 26, 2008 A shocking sixty-five percent of American women between the ages of 25 and 45 have disordered eating behaviors, according to the results of a new survey sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and SELF Magazine. “Our survey found that these behaviors cut across racial and ethnic lines and… Read more »

May 05, 2008 Parents of children with autism were roughly twice as likely to have been hospitalized for a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, than parents of other children, according to an analysis of Swedish birth and hospital records by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues in the U.S. and… Read more »

September 26, 2008 Active living by design was tapped in February 2008 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to lead Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a new five-year, $44-million program, to help underserved and vulnerable communities at greatest risk for childhood obesity plan for and implement changes in policies, systems and environments that increase opportunities for… Read more »

September 26, 2008 The School’s Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis, N.C., will celebrate the opening of a new 126,000-squarefoot research center in November 2008. NRI researchers and staff moved into the new building in August. The new center houses state-of-the-art equipment that will allow NRI scientists to study how nutrition can enhance human health…. Read more »

September 26, 2008 The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), one of the fastest developing nations in the world, has signed a two-year contract with researchers from the School to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country. The contract is for $12.1 million, about $9 million of which will be earmarked… Read more »

September 26, 2008 In the early 1990s, a trivia game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” was popular on college campuses. Based on the “small world” experiments by social psychologist Dr. Stanley Milgram in 1967, the game’s premise was that any actor could be correlated to Bacon within six steps, by way of successive film… Read more »

September 26, 2008 It would be difficult to exaggerate the powerful impact of Dr. Bernard Greenberg’s vision and creativity upon the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and beyond. A New York native who served as an infantry captain in World War II, Greenberg completed a doctoral program in experimental statistics at N.C. State… Read more »