Epidemiology News

Stamm awarded honorary Doctor of Dentistry from King’s College London

December 05, 2011 Share   Dr. John Stamm John W. Stamm, DDS, adjunct professor of epidemiology in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology and dean emeritus of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Dentistry degree from King’s College London… Read more »

Cohen receives award for contributions to HIV prevention research

December 01, 2011 Share   Dr. Myron Cohen Myron Cohen, MD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the GAIA Vaccine Foundation’s 2011 Hope is a Vaccine Award. Cohen also is J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine…. Read more »

Bradshaw, epidemiology researcher, selected as AICR fellow

November 20, 2011 Share   Dr. Patrick Bradshaw Patrick Bradshaw, PhD, postdoctoral epidemiology researcher at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the Marilyn Gentry Fellowship in Nutrition and Cancer, funded by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR). Bradshaw’s research interests center on identifying lifestyle characteristics, particularly modifiable ones such as… Read more »

Three in public health win postdoctoral research awards

  November 16, 2011 Share   Three postdoctoral students associated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the University’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, given in recognition of their promise as researchers. Kimberly Powers They are Kimberly Powers, postdoctoral fellow in the departments of epidemiology and medicine; Pengcheng Xun, research associate in… Read more »

No evidence for potential competition between human papillomavirus types in men

November 15, 2011 Share   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently recommended that teenage boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccines target the two most common types of the virus that cause cervical cancer: HPV 16 and 18. However, as more and more people are… Read more »

Troester receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk

October 26, 2011 Share   A UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at the organization’s seventh annual event in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 22-23. Dr. Melissa Troester (right) accepts her research funding award from Dr. Marc Hurlbert, executive director… Read more »

School well-represented at 2011 APHA annual meeting

October 25, 2011 Share   Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health will be presented by faculty, staff and students at the 139th annual American Public Health Association meeting to be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The theme of the 2011 meeting is… Read more »

UNC researchers ask: Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

October 17, 2011 Share   If one of your legs is shorter than the other, your risk of knee or hip pain may increase, some researchers suspect. Dr. Joanne Jordan Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, and Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, have studied this surprisingly common condition and recently received a $3.5 million grant from the Centers… Read more »

Afghan minister visits to discuss global health issues

October 12, 2011 Share   Dr. Faiz Kakar, sixth from left, visits with student and faculty members involved in global health issues. Faizullah Kakar, PhD, Afghanistan’s Minister for Advising the President on Health Affairs, met Oct. 11 at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with global health leaders from the UNC schools of public… Read more »

UNC researcher to co-lead new esophageal cancer network

October 07, 2011 Share   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher is one of five co-principal investigators in a new collaborative network established to study genetic determinants of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Nicholas Shaheen Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor of epidemiology… Read more »