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Preparedness center assists state with Charley, uses knowledge to plan for future hurricanes

September 03, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Hurricane Frances’ impact on North Carolina remains somewhat uncertain, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-affiliated public health professionals are prepared to help state officials conduct a rapid needs assessment if the hurricane creates significant damage in the state.Although Hurricane Charley only did minor damage in North Carolina,... Read more »

Study shows obesity leads to longer stays in hospital

September 01, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — People who are obese face not only a greater risk of becoming sick in the first place, they also will remain longer in the hospital, on average, when compared with people of more normal weight, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes.”This study is unique... Read more »

UNC programs receive more than $6 million

September 01, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health programs recently received funding allocations to help the state’s public health professionals enhance skills in responding to possible health threats.The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has renewed funding for the N.C. Center for Public Health... Read more »

UNC's total research receipts jump 7.5 percent during fiscal 2004

August 20, 2004 CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sponsored research funding jumped 7.5 percent in fiscal 2004 to $577.6 million – up from $537.4 million in 2003.The new totals, finalized recently by the university’s Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), showed overall increases in research grants awarded to faculty from... Read more »

2004 APHA Conference to take place November 6-10 in Washington D.C.

August 03, 2004 Mark your calendars now for this year’s APHA conference! Please join the Carolina School of Public Health for food, fellowship and networking during the American Public Health Association annual meeting to be held November 6-10 in Washington, D.C.Additionally, area alumni, colleagues and friends are invited to a reception on Monday, November 8... Read more »