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Homeland Security funds UNC center to study natural disasters in coastal areas

February 27, 2008 Richard Luettich, D.Sc. When storms threaten America’s coastlines, emergency managers will have the latest scientific information to prepare and protect our coastlines and citizens, thanks to a multi-million dollar grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Rick Luettich, D.Sc., professor of... Read more »

Doctors should watch for depression in arthritis patients

  February 20, 2008 Photo, Dr. Brenda DeVellis Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are twice as likely to experience depression but are unlikely to talk to a doctor about it, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Public Health faculty members Brenda M. De Vellis, PhD, Robert F. De... Read more »

Vaccine for stomach flu may be possible, UNC research shows

February 13, 2008 Every year, millions of people are infected with noroviruses – commonly called “stomach flu” – often resulting in up to 72 hours of vomiting and diarrhea. While most people recover in a few days, the symptoms can lead to dehydration and – in rare cases, especially among the elderly and infants –... Read more »

Kotch to spend semester in Edinburgh on Kenan research leave

January 29, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, professor of maternal and child health at the School of Public Health, is spending the next six months in Edinburgh, Scotland, having received 2007-2008 competitive Kenan research leave. There, he will help implement a comprehensive injury prevention plan for Scottish children and youth.... Read more »

Chinese, Carolina doctors to examine health-care challenges

January 17, 2008 Cardiac care, smoking, HIV/AIDS and health-care policies in the United States and China will be among topics of a free public forum Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Experts at Peking University and other institutions in China and their UNC research colleagues will present... Read more »

Zeisel receives American Society for Nutrition research award

December 20, 2007   Photograph, Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, will receive the American Society for Nutrition’s Osborne and Mendel Award in recognition of outstanding recent basic accomplishments in nutrition. The award will be presented at the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology international meeting in San Diego, Calif., on April 6,... Read more »