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Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among US youth

May 5, 2014 In a study that included data from more than three million children and adolescents from diverse geographic regions of the United States, researchers found that the prevalence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes increased significantly between 2001 and 2009, according to the study in the May 7 issue of the Journal… Read more »

Treatment shown to reduce recurrent urinary tract infections in high-risk children

May 5, 2014 One third of all children affected with febrile urinary tract infections suffer from vesicoureteral reflux, a condition in which the urine flows backward into the kidneys from the bladder.  A new study, co-authored by a researcher from The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, found that children with… Read more »

Young adults at risk for suicide when taking high doses of SSRI antidepressants

May 1, 2014 Antidepressant therapy has long been associated with increased risk of suicide in people under 25. There has not been a clear reason why some drugs are more likely than others to have this result and why only a subset of the young adult population is vulnerable. A collaboration of researchers at The… Read more »

Immunological study of deadly coronavirus in the Middle East offers hope of vaccine and treatment

April 30, 2014 About forty percent of the people who contract the newly emerging Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) will die during the course of the infection.  Given the recent increase of diagnosed cases in the Middle East (which recently has surged above 400 cases) and the lack of vaccines and therapeutics, researchers are… Read more »

Public health undergrads inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 29, 2014 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 176 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Awardees from the Gillings School of Global Public Health include: Kevin Chu (environmental health sciences) Garrison Gordon (environmental health sciences) Sarayu Kumar (environmental health sciences) Karina… Read more »

Nutrition student selected as UNC’s ‘Tar Heel of the Month’

April 29, 2014 Lindsey Smith, doctoral student in nutrition epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been recognized by the UNC Office of the Dean of Students as April’s “Tar Heel of the Month.” Smith is actively engaged in service, mentorship and leadership at UNC and in the wider Triangle community…. Read more »

BIOS students awarded prestigious NSF fellowship, honorable mentions

April 29, 2014 Erika Helgeson, doctoral student in biostatistics at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Two other biostatistics students, Scott Karl Van Buren and Eric Van Buren, received honorable mentions. The fellowship program recognizes outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering… Read more »

Health behavior student will use Fulbright to address children’s malnutrition in Sierra Leone

April 29, 2014 Lacey English, Master of Public Health student in health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 13 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students who have thus far received a Fulbright Grant for work and study abroad during the 2014-2015 award period. English will study… Read more »

Umble honored with Chancellor’s Award for teaching

April 23, 2014 Karl Umble, PhD, clinical assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored April 22 with a Chancellor’s Award in recognition of teaching excellence and service to undergraduates. A student selection committee chose the award recipients. The Chancellor’s Award for teaching recognizes teaching excellence,… Read more »

Study finds health disparities among North Carolina’s sexual minorities

April 23, 2014 A study by researchers at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health offers the first statewide evidence that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people in North Carolina have poorer health than their straight counterparts in the state. The disparities are reported in “A Profile of North Carolina Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health… Read more »