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Study: Key holes appear in books giving parents advice about raising adolescents

  November 08, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Books offering advice to parents about teens are less likely to contain injury prevention messages than those that give advice on parenting smaller children, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Notably absent from most such books were discussions about preventing automobile accidents… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health Adds To Dean’s Leadership Team

November 04, 2005 Photograph of Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has added several faculty and staff members to her leadership team. Rimer became dean June 1.The additions are Peggy Leatt, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs;… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera honored as ‘hero of global health’ this week at Time magazine summit

November 02, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Carolina for Kibera Inc. began when a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate looked at the issues of ethnic violence and youth development in Africa and saw hope and opportunity – and then decided to try to make a difference.The organization Rye Barcott founded in 2001 is… Read more »

Dr. Dennis Gillings presented keynote inaugural lecture Thursday, December 1, 2005

November 01, 2005 VIEW THE WEBCAST HERE! Dr. Dennis Gillings The Dean’s Lecture Series, Public Health Transformation for the 21st Century, is the distinguished speaker series of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The purpose of the series is to encourage students, faculty, staff, and the greater… Read more »

AHCJ board elects Hobbs to fill vacant position

October 28, 2005 Suzanne Havala Hobbs CHAPEL HILL – Suzanne Havala Hobbs has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. Hobbs is associate director of the Doctoral Program in Health Leadership for the Department of Health Policy and Administration… Read more »

UNC center receives grant for public health preparedness

October 20, 2005 The N.C. Center for Public Health Preparedness will receive more than $1 million in renewed funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year.Formed in 2000, the center is part of the UNC School of Public Health’s Institute for Public Health and works to help public health professionals develop… Read more »

Cohen receives society’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in research

October 18, 2005 Dr. Myron S. Cohen, J. Herbert Bate distinguished professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in UNC’s School of Medicine and of epidemiology in UNC’s School of Public Health, has received the 2005 Thomas Parran Award from the American Venereal Disease Association.The award, presented in early October at the 43rd meeting of… Read more »

UNC research team identifies gene variant indicating women who need more choline in diet

October 17, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a common gene variation that occurs in about one-third of all premenopausal woman, a variant that greatly increases susceptibility to dietary deficiency of the essential nutrient choline. fruit Choline is a vitamin-like substance that is sometimes treated… Read more »

Chavious wins NC Public Health Association Rankin Award

October 17, 2005 ASHEVILLE As a continuing education specialist at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Barbara O. Chavious was renowned for her energy, enthusiasm and understanding of the public health issues facing North Carolina. She touched the lives of people throughout the state, bringing new skills to many public health professionals and, through… Read more »

National agency selects UNC for one of 13 centers to compare treatments, put them into practice

October 17, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct studies testing what treatments work best for particular health conditions – and with the goal of promoting better patient outcomes.The agency, a component of the U.S. Department of Health… Read more »