October 21, 2018
Daniela T. Sotres-Alvarez, DrPH, associate professor of biostatistics at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant of $704,562 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Sotres-Alvarez will study the preconceptual health of Latinas and its association with child adiposity.
“This study will improve understanding of the association between the health of a mother before she conceives and childhood obesity,” Sotres-Alvarez said. “This is a topic that is not well studied, yet is important, given the poor cardiovascular staus and high prevalence of childhood obesity among Hispanics/Latinos.”
Study results will be used to design better intervention studies to ensure that Hispanic/Latina women can be as healthy as possible before conceiving and that their children will be healthy and well.
Co-principal investigator for the grant is Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, Jeanette Lancaster Alumni Professor Nursing and associate dean for research at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing.
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March 4, 2024 James Swenberg, DVM, DACVP, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, died October 5, 2023. There will be a Scientific Symposium to honor him and his work on March 22 from 3–5 p.m. in 133 Rosenau Hall at the Gillings School.