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Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department ranked nation's 7th best by US News & World Report

  April 04, 2006 The UNC School of Public Health’s Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department has been ranked the nation’s seventh best graduate program for environmental/environmental health by U.S. News & World Report magazine for its 2007 edition of “American’s Best Graduate School.”Environmental/environmental health is a specialty category under Schools of Engineering. New rankings appear... Read more »

Wilcox, Foshee receive School of Public Health alumni awards

March 30, 2006 The Carolina School of Public Health’s distinguished alumni awards were presented Wednesday, March 29, during activities surrounding the 2006 Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture.Two awards were presented at the lecture. Allen J. Wilcox, MD, PhD ’79, MPH ’76, Senior Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health... Read more »

Report sheds new light on benefits, harms of cesarean deliveries

March 29, 2006 Soon-to-be mothers and their clinicians need to thoughtfully consider the positive and negative outcomes, for both mothers and babies, of cesarean delivery on maternal request, according to a new report by researchers at the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (RTI-UNC) Evidence-based Practice Center. Cesarean delivery on maternal request is... Read more »

Public Health Grand Rounds program to focus on disaster preparedness

March 28, 2006 Challenges in mass evacuations, communications, environmental health and safety are just some of the disaster preparedness vulnerabilities that will be addressed in an upcoming broadcast on Hurricane Katrina’s impact.”Learning from Katrina: Tough Lessons in Preparedness and Emergency Response” will be broadcast via satellite downlink and webcast from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.... Read more »

June Stevens Named Nutrition Chair at UNC School of Public Health

March 24, 2006 Photograph of June Stevens, MS, PhD June Stevens, MS, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Nutrition in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appointment, effective April 1, 2006, was approved Thursday (March 23) by the University’s Board of... Read more »

Conference on trafficking of women and children set for April 7-8 at UNC

March 17, 2006 Policy-makers, law enforcement officials, scholars and social service providers will gather April 7-8 for “Sexual Trafficking: Breaking the Crisis of Silence,” a conference hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Women’s Center.The two-day conference, which will include presentations and panel discussions by international experts, will provide a detailed... Read more »