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Nutrition News

Five UNC Gillings students win recognition from ASN

May 17, 2018
Five doctoral students from the Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition have received recognition from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). They will present research at the ASN’s annual meeting in June.

Gillings School researchers join ‘creativity hubs’ to fight obesity, improve water access

May 8, 2018
Eighteen researchers from the Gillings School are part of the two newly awarded Carolina Creativity Hubs, which will leverage interdisciplinary work to fight obesity and improve water access.

UNC launches new Institute for Environmental Health Solutions

May 1, 2018
UNC-Chapel Hill has launched the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions, aimed at protecting those who are particularly vulnerable to diseases caused by environmental factors. Dr. Rebecca Fry, Institute director, works with a team of interdisciplinary researchers to translate scientific discoveries into effective, easy-to-apply solutions that improve people’s health.

Global study examines relationship of prostate inflammation and prostate cancer

April 30, 2018
Dr. Emma Allott has examined global differences in rates of prostate inflammation and considered how the varying rates of inflammation relate to subsequent risk for prostate cancer. Her study findings were published online April 18 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Eight faculty members win Teaching Innovation Awards

April 22, 2018
Eight faculty members were selected by students at the Gillings School as the 2018 Teaching Innovation Award winners. They are Dr. Carolyn Crump, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Whitney Robinson, Kathy Roggenkamp, Dr. Meghan Shanahan, Dr. Jason Surratt, Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Vaughn Upshaw.

Research identifies strategies to reverse obesity’s lingering, pro-cancer effects

April 22, 2018
Research from the lab of Dr. Stephen Hursting aims to reverse obesity-linked biological changes in the body associated with cancer growth. Hursting and several lab colleagues presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Holliday, Simms, Samuel-Hodge win Gillings School awards for teaching, mentoring, public health achievement

April 21, 2018
Three faculty members have been selected to win the Gillings School’s prestigious awards for teaching, mentorship, research and service. They are Amanda Holliday (the Greenberg Award), Jeffrey Simms (the Larsh Award) and Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge (the Barr Award). The winners will be recognized at the School’s commencement on May 12.

Ammerman recognized by UNC Center for Public Service for engaged research in NC

April 15, 2018
Dr. Alice Ammerman (first on left) was honored recently with the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Provost’s Engaged Scholarship Award. Ammerman was recognized for engaged research with the Heart Healthy Lenoir project, a partnership to reduce heart disease in an area of North Carolina often referred to as the ‘stroke belt.’

Pam Haines, former nutrition faculty member, dies at 70

April 13, 2018
Dr. Pamela Sue Haines, nutrition professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for 25 years, died at her home in Hillsborough, N.C., on April 10. She was 70 years old.

Gillings School students claim 7 of Graduate School’s 22 Impact and Horizon awards

April 4, 2018
Seven graduate students from the UNC Gillings School won the Graduate School’s Impact and Horizon awards, established to recognize research that benefits the people of North Carolina.