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Newly arrived genetics faculty members at work on complex human diseases

April 12, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Three recent faculty arrivals in the genetics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are studying how the interaction of multiple genes is involved in common and complex human diseases.Last year saw the arrival from Virginia Commonwealth University of Dr. Patrick Sullivan, professor... Read more »

Conference explores effects of diet on cardiovascular diseases

April 12, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health is devoting its 29th Annual Public Health Nutrition Update on Thursday (April 15) to “Diet and Cardiovascular Diseases.”The one-day conference, to be held at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, will feature a series... Read more »

Pilot program attacks childhood obesity epidemic through local schools

March 31, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina schools soon will have new tools for better fighting the childhood overweight epidemic, thanks to a new collaboration of N.C. Prevention Partners and GlaxoSmithKline.At Apex Elementary School this morning (March 30), representatives of GlaxoSmithKline and N.C. Prevention Partners announced their new partnership -“Healthy Schools, Healthy Weight” –... Read more »

South African human rights activist to deliver Hochbaum Lecture March 29

March 26, 2004 Graeme Simpson, the co-founder and executive director of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, and a prominent South African human rights activist, will deliver the Godfrey M. Hochbaum Distinguished Lecture this Monday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health. The Cecil G. Sheps... Read more »

Study: high-fructose corn sweeteners partly responsible for obesity epidemic

March 25, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — By coupling extensive U.S. Department of Agriculture food consumption data and their own analyses with previous research, nutrition experts have concluded that high-fructose sweeteners made from corn are partially responsible for the growing national obesity epidemic.Introduction of the sweeteners, which are cheaper to produce and use in food manufacturing... Read more »

Researchers receive awards at Women's Health Research Day

March 25, 2004 The recent fifth annual Women’s Health Research Day, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Women’s Health Research, marked the first time researchers received awards for their presentations at this event.Following are the awards and recipients:7 The McMahon Young Investigator Award went to Dr. Laura Gaydos, a... Read more »