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Surgeon General Richard Carmona to Visit School

  February 13, 2006 Photograph of Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, Surgeon General of the United States, made a few brief remarks, then took questions during “Conversations with the Surgeon General” at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in the Michael Hooker Research Center. A native of New... Read more »

Two School of Public Health faculty members named Kenan professors

  February 10, 2006 Photograph of Dr. James Swenberg Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Drs. James Swenberg and Steven Zeisel have been named Kenan professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, endowed faculty positions awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. “Both Dr. Zeisel and Dr. Swenberg are known... Read more »

Lesneski receives WCHL 1360 Village Pride Award

February 08, 2006 Radio station WCHL 1360 honored Cheryll Lesneski, DrPH, and Beth Lamanna with the Village Pride Award on Feb. 7 for planning a medical mission trip to help Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Katrina.Lesneski is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, and Lamanna is a clinical instructor for the... Read more »

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 »