School News

Bulik receives mentoring award from women’s leadership council

February 27, 2009 Dr. Cynthia Bulik The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council on Thursday (Feb. 26) honored University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors Cynthia Bulik and Kathleen Rounds for being great mentors. The awards were presented during the council’s annual meeting at the Carolina Inn. Bulik, the William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Distinguished… Read more »

Long-term use of nutrient supplements may increase cancer risk

February 26, 2009 Dr. Jessie Satia Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially among smokers, according to a study led by Jessie Satia, PhD. The study, which also examined use of retinol, vitamin A, lycopene and lutein, appears in the February issue of… Read more »

WUNC Radio to air global health reports as part of ‘N.C. Voices’ series

February 25, 2009 Beginning March 2, North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC-FM 91.5 will air a special series of reports highlighting the public health connections between North Carolina and southeastern Africa. The pilot series was funded by a gift from Carolina Public Health Solutions, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “North Carolina Voices:… Read more »

Parents learn about HPV vaccine mostly from drug company ads, study says

  February 25, 2009 Dr. Noel Brewer Parents and other caretakers of young women learned about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine primarily from advertisements sponsored by the pharmaceutical company that makes the vaccine, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows. Noel Brewer, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior and health… Read more »

Holzworth named Executive in Residence at Gillings School of Global Public Health

February 24, 2009 Don Holzworth Don Holzworth, chairman, Futures Group International, has been named an “executive in residence” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. In this role at the School, Holzworth will advise groups and individuals, including faculty and students, on matters such as strategic planning… Read more »

National Library of Medicine’s traveling global health exhibit to visit campus

Against The Odds (Photo from NLM website) The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will host an exhibition developed by the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine. “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” will be on display Feb. 6-13 in the School’s Michael Hooker Research Center atrium.  Topics addressed… Read more »

New merit scholarship will support multiple years of study

February 16, 2009 A faculty member at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and his wife have funded a new, multi-year scholarship for doctoral students in the School.  Carolyn and Gary Koch The Gary G. and Carolyn J. Koch Merit Scholarship in Public Health will grant an annual stipend of $25,000, for up… Read more »

Davis and Erwin receive Robert Wood Johnson grants to work with local health agencies

February 16, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health and a graduate student in health policy and administration have received grants from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work with local North Carolina health agencies.  Dr. Mary Davis Mary V. Davis, DrPH, director of evaluation services at… Read more »

UNC seeking participants for anorexia nervosa couples therapy trial

  February 11, 2009 The eating disorder anorexia nervosa has a profound effect not only on the person with the disorder, but also on their close relationships. Spouses or partners of people with anorexia typically have not been included in treatment. This leaves partners in the dark about what is happening and robs the person… Read more »

UNC study finds ‘alarming increase’ in prevalence of chronic low back pain

February 10, 2009 The proportion of people suffering from long-term, impairing low back pain has more than doubled in North Carolina since the early 1990s, according to a new study.What’s more, researchers believe the increase may be indicative of a similar trend across the country. In the study, published in the Feb. 9, 2009, issue… Read more »