HPDP celebrates Hunter's retirement

December 1, 2010

A beloved laugh will be missing from the halls of the UNC Center of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP).  Wanda Hunter, HPDP’s deputy director for research and operations, retired November 30.  The Center celebrated her career and service with … Continued

HPDP welcomes CDC Prevention Specialist

November 23, 2010

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) is pleased to welcome its first Public Health Prevention Specialist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Melissa Cunningham will spend two years working with both HPDP and … Continued

Innovative study seeks to reconnect youth with farming

November 3, 2010

Rural African-American teens face a future with high rates of chronic disease. Combined with limited opportunities for job growth and health care, these factors lead youth to grasp the first opportunity to leave their hometowns and seek employment elsewhere, often … Continued

Linnan helps launch new barbershop intervention

October 27, 2010

HPDP Research Fellow Laura Linnan (associate professor of health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health) will collaborate with David Jolley (associate professor and chair of health education at North Carolina Central University(NCCU)) to … Continued

HPDP study to help cancer survivors plan for next steps

October 18, 2010

More than 1 million Americans have been diagnosed with colon cancer, and colon cancer survivors are the third largest group of cancer survivors in the country. Cancer patients often receive an abundance of care and support during their treatment, but … Continued