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Murray receives $4 million to promote college readiness among high schoolers using mindfulness

December 18, 2023

Dr. Desiree W. Murray, PhD, has received a grant from the US Department of Education1 to test the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based social-emotional learning (SEL) program, called Be CALM (Cool, At … Read more

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HPDP awards $5,000 planning grant to UNC faculty studying sports bra access and fit among high school students

August 2, 2023

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has awarded to Dr. Nailah Adams Morancie, MD, MS, CAQSM, a planning grant of $5,000 to conduct a research project on how sports bra access an … Read more

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HPDP researchers Taillie and Ammerman receive EPA grant to rrevent household food waste

April 5, 2023

HPDP Research Fellow Lindsey Smith Taillie, PhD, and HPDP Director Alice Ammerman, DrPH, have received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help households, especially low-income … Read more

HPDP researchers celebrate birth of environmental justice movement in Warren County

October 18, 2012

HPDP researchers joined with community partners to celebrate the birth of the environmental justice movement in Warren County on September 16th. In 1978, toxic waste including polychlorinated biphenyl … Read more

Eugenia Eng Receives Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice

September 19, 2011

Eugenia Eng, DrPH, has received the 2011 Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice. The award recognizes faculty members fro … Read more

Landfill air pollution may be as unhealthy as it is unpleasant, study finds

July 7, 2011

Despite increased regulations on municipal solid waste since 1990, many people who live near landfills continue to report health problems associated with foul odors, pests, polluted water and traffic. … Read more

Free environmental justice workshop

March 30, 2011

A free and interactive training on successful strategies to advocate for environmental equity will be offered twice during the month of April. The workshops will feature Naeema Muhammad, who works wit … Read more

HPDP partner offers help for a locally sourced Thanksgiving menu

November 23, 2010

Do you know where your Thanksgiving turkey is coming from? A statewide effort to build North Carolina’s food economy can help identify resources to keep your Thanksgiving menu close to home. The 10% C … Read more

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 opportuni … Read more

Ammerman to discuss link between sustainable local food systems and health Thursday

October 11, 2010

Local food has become very trendy.  There are plenty of good arguments in favor of the local food movement, many regarding protecting the environment and a way of life for small farmers.  But does eat … Read more