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UNC cancer experts to join with community groups to reduce health disparities

May 13, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes (ECHO) and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a five-year grant to take a community approach to reducing health disparities in the adult African-American population.The National Cancer Institute awarded UNC $3.9… Read more »

Edenton native receives public health’s Kaluzny Distinguished Alumni Award

May 12, 2005 Jerry Parks, an alumnus of UNC’s School of Public Health, was awarded the Arnold D. Kaluzny Distinguished Alumni Award at the recent 2005 Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture.The award recognizes graduates of the School of Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program who have exhibited outstanding leadership in public health practice. Parks,… Read more »

New UNC, health department research shows added HIV screening should protect uninfected, save lives

May 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Earlier diagnosis of acute infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, will result if state health departments and comparable facilities across the country add nucleic acid amplification tests to standard HIV tests they now perform, a new study shows.The more sophisticated testing, already used to protect the nation’s… Read more »

Students, faculty and alumni inducted into Theta Chapter of Delta Omega in 2005

  May 03, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The UNC School of Public Health Theta Chapter of Delta Omega, the honorary public health society, inducted 36 students, one faculty member, and four alumni into the organization this year. The inductees were recognized at the Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 20.Established in 1924, Delta… Read more »

Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds

May 03, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — According to a systematic review of existing studies, to appear in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the surgical procedure known as an episiotomy, performed in up to 35 percent of U.S. vaginal births, usually provides no benefits.Moreover, the researchers found that, in… Read more »

Carolina Center for Public Service honors individuals, organizations for service to state

April 04, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Building homes, assisting local and statewide organizations with health crises and hosting workshops for community newspapers are a few of the outreach efforts led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, staff and organizations in the past year.The Carolina Center for Public Service is recognizing those and… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health graduate students recognized with Impact Awards

April 27, 2005 Chandra Ford CHAPEL HILL — Seven doctoral students in UNC’s School of Public Health received Impact Awards at an April 7 recognition ceremony sponsored by the Graduate Education Advancement Board and the UNC Graduate School. The award recognizes graduate students whose research makes a difference to the state of North Carolina. The… Read more »

Partnerships for fields of public health

April 27, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – New opportunities for partnerships between the fields of public health and information and library sciences will be the topic of a lecture Wednesday (May 4) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, Alumni Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Public Health, will give… Read more »

50 public health students who won fellowships during 2004-2005 honored in spring ceremony

April 27, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Fifty students from the UNC School of Public Health who won fellowships or scholarships during the 2004-2005 academic calendar year were honored recently in an April 7 recognition ceremony hosted by the UNC Graduate School on the Carolina campus.The ceremony also recognized inductees into Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the Frank… Read more »

Dr. Robert G. Wetzel, scholar of aquatic ecosystems, dies at age 68

April 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robert G. Wetzel, who received international accolades for his research in furthering the world’s understanding of fresh water ecosystems, died at his home on April 18 after a five-month battle with lung cancer. He was 68.A memorial service will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday… Read more »