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Teams from as far as Alaska to travel to UNC for violence prevention institute

January 26, 2006 Violence in all forms is a leading cause of death and injury nationwide. More than 100 people from 17 states will arrive at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sunday, Jan. 29, to learn about preventing violence in their communities.The second annual PREVENT Institute will provide three- to five-person violence… Read more »

Students fight hunger and poverty one lunch at a time

January 25, 2006 What can one person do to fight world hunger and poverty? How about this – eat lunch!But not just any lunch. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, more than 100 students, faculty and staff from the Carolina School of Public Health and our South Campus neighbors chowed down on a “Hunger Lunch” of beans,… Read more »

Sandler is elected vice president of gastroenterological association

January 25, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Robert Sandler Dr. Robert S. Sandler, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in UNC’s School of Medicine, has been elected vice president of the American Gastroenterological Association. He will officially assume this role during the association’s annual Digestive Disease Week conference, which takes place in May in… Read more »

International public health expert to speak January 25

January 24, 2006 Dr. Barry R. Bloom, an award-winning leader in international health and former consultant to the White House, will deliver the Ralph R. Landes Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine on Wednesday, Jan. 25.His lecture, “The Global Impact of Infectious Disease,” is part of the 39th… Read more »

Roper to discuss health-care quality in health outcomes seminar January 20

January 20, 2006 Dr. William L. Roper, dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and chief executive officer of the UNC Health Care System, will kick off the UNC Program on Health Outcomes’ spring seminar series on Friday, January 20.Roper founded the health outcomes program while he was dean… Read more »

Homeland Security Chief Medical Officer warns grads of disease outbreak risks

January 09, 2006 The U.S. government must deal with disease outbreaks just like a terrorist attack, the newly appointed chief medical officer of the Department of Homeland Security told graduates of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health’s Health Policy and Administration certificate programs.Dr. Jeffrey Runge said the United States… Read more »

Health seriously declines, disparities increase as youths become adults, study finds for first time

January 09, 2006 Can becoming an adult be hazardous to your health? A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center indicates that may be the case, with leading health indicators showing serious declines as adolescents become adults.A survey involving an ethnically diverse and nationally representative sample of 14,000… Read more »

Expert panel to discuss energy usage, global climate change

January 06, 2006 A panel of four experts representing academia and industry will explore the connections between energy use and global climate change in a free panel discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 23.The “Discussion on Energy and Global Climate Change” is part of the Carolina Environmental Program’s 2005-2006… Read more »

Chief Medical Officer of Homeland Security to Speak at HPAA Certificate Program Graduation

January 05, 2006 Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, the chief medical officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be the guest speaker at the graduation ceremonies for UNC’s School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration’s certificate programs on Saturday, January 7, 12 noon at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, School of Social Work,… Read more »

Satia Appointed Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity

January 03, 2006 Jessie Satia, PhD, MPH, will return to the School of Public Health on Jan. 1, 2006, as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Special Assistant to the Dean for Diversity. Dr. Satia served on the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty from January 2002 to April 2004 as Assistant Professor of Nutrition. From April… Read more »