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Mayer-Davis reappointed as nutrition chair

October 12, 2018
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has been reappointed to a 5-year term as chair of the Gillings School's nutrition department. "I am impressed and highly motivated on a daily basis by the deep dedication and incredible talent of our department's students, faculty and staff,” she said.

Breaking the link between obesity, gastrointestinal cancers

September 30, 2018 Previous studies have demonstrated a connection between obesity and a person’s risk of developing colon and other gastrointestinal cancers. Now, scientists are investigating approaches that can break that relationship. Dr. Steven Hursting has co-authored an extensive review of research establishing the biological links between obesity and various gastrointestinal cancers, and of studies showing how various weight-related interventions may help reverse this connection.

Three nutrition faculty members honored by The Obesity Society

August 28, 2018 Drs. Barry Popkin, June Stevens and Deborah Tate received awards from The Obesity Society in recognition of their important leadership in the field. They will be honored at ObesityWeek 2018, the Society's international conference, in Nashville this November.