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Hicks named as director of workforce development at public health institute

September 20, 2005 Photograph of Steve A. Hicks The North Carolina Institute for Public Health has named Steve A. Hicks director for workforce development. Hicks, a 15-year veteran of executive education, will be responsible for training programs among the state’s public health workforce. These programs are part of the Institute’s mission as the service and... Read more »

UNC center awarded million-dollar grant for public health preparedness

September 20, 2005 The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness (NCCPHP) will receive over $1 million in renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and the Prevention this year.Formed in 2000, NCCPHP is part of the School of Public Health’s Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.... Read more »

UNC School of Pharmacy professor awarded $1.6 million for asthma study

September 13, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Betsy Sleath, a professor in UNC’s School of Pharmacy, recently was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a study on “Children and Asthma: Communication and Outcomes.”The four-year project led by Sleath will examine how doctor-patient communication is related to how... Read more »

Two doctoral students honored for child development research

September 13, 2005 Two UNC doctoral students have received James J. Gallagher Dissertation Awards of $1,500 each for their research on policies that affect children and families.Kimberly Cobb, of the department of maternal and child health in the School of Public Health, studies newborn screening in North Carolina and how information from screenings are relayed... Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill to play key role in Kannapolis revitalization effort

September 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today (Sept. 12) announced a proposed nutrition research center that will be part of the newly announced North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.”We have an opportunity to reach out to a region of the state particularly hard-hit by global competition for... Read more »