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New Zealand researcher to offer global perspective on road safety

February 05, 2007 Dr. Shane Turner, an adjunct senior fellow with the University of Canterbury, will present a lecture on road safety programs in New Zealand at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building at 301 Pittsboro St. The lecture, titled “Road Safety Trends, Targets and Safety Programs in New... Read more »

Speakers to discuss approaches to public health, here and abroad

January 29, 2007 UNC will host “Navigating the Global American South: Global Health and Regional Solutions,” a conference in the Research Triangle Park, April 19-20.Experts will explore regional approaches to public health and ask what experiences translate between the American South and other world regions. Recovery from Hurricane Katrina; nutrition and obesity; HIV/AIDS and Hispanic... Read more »

Popkin named Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition

January 11, 2007   Photograph of Barry M. Popkin, PhD Barry M. Popkin, PhD , has been named the first Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The professorship was endowed by the late Carl M. Smith to... Read more »

Bentley named one of first Paul G. Rogers Society Ambassadors

  October 27, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Peggy Bentley Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, UNC School of Public Health Associate Dean of Global Affairs and professor of nutrition, has been chosen to serve as an Ambassador in the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research at Research! America. The Paul G. Rogers Society, named for... Read more »

UNC awarded $22 million to coordinate Hispanic Community Health Study

October 12, 2006 A $22 million federal contract to coordinate a nationwide health study of Hispanics in the United States has been awarded to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Hispanic Community Healthy Study will examine the impact of acculturation – adapting to life in a... Read more »

Preparing for pandemic influenza topic of public health broadcast

September 20, 2006 Public health experts predict that a new pandemic flu would impact every community and every citizen. On Sept. 29, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will examine how communities can prepare for pandemic influenza.The program, part of... Read more »