Research News
Research News

Clean water, healthy water?

  October 05, 2007 Assessing the health risks of treated drinking water Are substances used to purify drinking water creating other dangers? That’s one of the biggest challenges the drinking water industry faces. It’s also one that Carolina School of Public Health researchers are taking a lead to investigate. Many municipalities and companies that provide... Read more »

Storm water run-off: a significant pollution source

October 05, 2007 UNC researchers explore how microbes behave in storm water Patricia Drummey samples water The nature of storm water makes it too expensive to treat for contaminants. “It doesn’t come along very often, and when it does, there’s a lot of it. As a result, building a treatment plant for these large, intermittent... Read more »

Getting water to your tap

October 05, 2007 UNC researchers study ways to imporve water distribution systems to mainain integrity of drinking water; Dual water systems may provide solution Many efforts are made by water treatment facilities across the United States to purify water meant for drinking. But when water leaves treatment plants, do the pipes that carry it maintain... Read more »

From the Neuse to the Nile

  October 05, 2007 UNC’s water research and outreach improves public health in North Carolina communities and in countries worldwide Since Thorndike Saville and Herman Baity started UNC ‘s sanitary engineering program in the 1920s, the University of North Carolina and its School of Public Health have played a crucial role in developing systems to... Read more »

Quick - what's polluting the water?

  October 05, 2007 UNC School of Public Health researchers develop faster, better ways to warn when our waterways pose a danger to people or fish Dr. Hans Paerl At least a couple things can make a river or ocean unfit. For people, it’s microbes — such as disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and protozoan parasites —... Read more »

Maintaining weight after age 40 increases breast cancer survival

September 19, 2007 Women sometimes feel there’s nothing they can do to improve their chances of survival after a breast cancer diagnosis. But there is, according to scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other institutions. Don’t gain weight after age 40. A new study shows premenopausal women who gain more... Read more »

New center expects to make clinical trials faster, cheaper, more reliable

September 07, 2007 Seeking better ways to design and conduct clinical trials, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has established a new Center for Innovative Clinical Trials. Faculty and other collaborators within the center will develop new methods of collecting and analyzing data from clinical trials, and then efficiently... Read more »

Sandra Martin named Associate Dean for Research

September 06, 2007 Sandra Martin, PhD Dean Barbara K. Rimer has appointed Sandra Martin, PhD, to be Associate Dean for Research at the School of Public Health. Dr. Martin has been a professor and associate chair for research in Maternal and Child Health since 2004. As leader for the School’s Office of Research, the associate... Read more »

Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder

September 06, 2007 Pregnancy may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge eating disorder, especially for women from lower socio-economic situations, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and colleagues in Norway. In a long-term study of 100,000 pregnant Norwegian women, the researchers saw an unexpected increase... Read more »