Kumar invited to join Africa CDC task force on health information exchange systems

February 11, 2020
In order to develop optimal policies and standards for health information systems across the African Union, Manish Kumar, MPH, has been invited to join the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)'s Health Information Exchange Task Force. Along with other subject matter experts, he will provide guidance on the effective collection, analysis and exchange of health data.

Researchers find little progress on alcohol policy globally, call for stronger approach

February 11, 2020
Almost ten years ago, the World Health Organization adopted a voluntary global strategy for reducing harmful use of alcohol. A new survey shows it isn’t working.

Distress, trauma are common themes among mothers of very preterm and low birthweight babies, UNC study finds

February 10, 2020
Having a baby in the NICU can exacerbate postpartum distress related to birth trauma and disrupt lactation, according to new study that includes research from Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist.

With $3.375 million in renewed funding, UNC to continue coordinating the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

February 5, 2020
Fifty-three cancer researchers from eight different academic institutions around the country met with federal agency partners in Chapel Hill recently to launch the next five years of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). In September 2019, the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded UNC-Chapel Hill $3.375 million over the next five years.

Pictures on cigarette warning labels can help smokers kick the habit despite lack of effect on risk beliefs

February 5, 2020
A new study co-led by Dr. Noel Brewer has found that pictures on cigarette warning labels increase the likelihood that smokers will quit even though they do not increase belief in the risk of harm smoking can cause.

NCI appoints Gopal director of Center for Global Health

February 3, 2020
The National Cancer Institute has named Dr. Satish Gopal director of the Center for Global Health. He assumes his new role today.

UNC and Shanghai collaborate on promising models for the global challenge of diabetes

February 3, 2020
Dr. Edwin Fisher and Peers for Progress have collaborated with colleagues in Shanghai on a paper showing the contributions of peer support to diabetes management as part of a special section of Translational Behavioral Medicine devoted to prevention and management of diabetes in varied international settings.

Yeatts wins 2020 ASPPH award for excellence in teaching

January 28, 2020
Dr. Karin Yeatts has been selected by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health as the 2020 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for her commitment to outstanding teaching, research and mentorship.

Report offers promising approaches to make adolescent health programs more effective

January 25, 2020
The United States Department of Health and Human Services should focus funding on holistic, evidence-based, population-wide adolescent health programs that consider adolescent risk-taking as normative, according to a new report.

Linnan honored with paper of the year award for research on workplace health in America

January 23, 2020
Dr. Laura Linnan is first author on a paper about workplace health in the United States that has been chosen by the American Journal of Health Promotion as the Editor-in-Chief Paper of the Year for 2019 and one of nine on the “Best of 2019 List.”

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