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UNC nutrition researchers dispute claims that obesity problem is exaggerated

January 30, 2006 Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers disagree with a prominent Colorado attorney’s contention that talk of a national and global epidemic of obesity is exaggerated.Writing in the February 2006 issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology, University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos says that the “current rhetoric about... 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 »

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 »

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 »