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Wheeler to present at the Hettleman Award Lecture

April 23, 2018

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, is to present at this year’s Hettleman Award Lecture on Tuesday, May 1, in the Tate Turner Kuralt Auditorium. Presentations … Continued


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University of North Carolina Investigators Awarded New CDC Funding to Study the Economic Burden of Metastatic Breast Cancer

November 20, 2017

Stephanie Wheeler and Justin Trogdon of the University of North Carolina were awarded CDC funding for SIP 17-004, Assessing the Lifetime Economic Burden in Younger, Midlife, and Older Women with Metas … Continued


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“Taking the Bull by the Horns”: Four Principles to Align Public Health, Primary Care, and Community Efforts to Improve Rural Cancer Control

November 20, 2017

To urban city dwellers, rural life can seem idyllic—a slower pace, easy-to-access outdoor recreation, and close ties to family, friends, and the community. What may not be as obvious is the extent to … Continued


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P30 HPV Supplement Grants Awarded to CPCRN Investigators at the University of Iowa and Oregon Health and Science University

November 20, 2017

University of Iowa and the The Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Institute have both been awarded P30 HPV Supplement Grants for NCI-Designated Cancer Centers. Continue reading


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Stephanie Wheeler honored with Hettleman award

October 4, 2017

Wheeler is a decision scientist whose research focuses on understanding and improving cancer care access, equity, quality, value and outcomes, with a focus on vulnerable populations. She leads the nat … Continued


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Newly funded project will ease parental concerns and help providers recommend HPV vaccine to help prevent cancer

August 23, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, NC –  The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine has been available for a decade, but many adolescents do not receive the vaccine, putting them at risk for several cancers. A new project at … Continued


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Doctoral candidate Black awarded University Cancer Research Fund grant

July 24, 2015

Kristin Z. Black, doctoral candidate in maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and HPDP graduate research assistant, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Uni … Continued


New website provides a one-stop shop for UNC-developed health promotion interventions and resources

February 11, 2015

UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) recently launched Research4NC. This new website centralizes health promotion and disease prevention programs and resources that UNC rese … Continued


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Counter Tobacco’s Point-of-sale Photo Contest

August 15, 2014

Counter Tobacco launched their third annual photo contest yesterday.  Each year, Counter Tobacco holds a photo contest encouraging the public to use their mobile devices to capture the tobacco industr … Continued


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Tobacco cessation research provides resources for policymakers and practitioners

November 22, 2013

On October 30, the New York City Council passed new legislation raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. HPDP Research Fellow Kurt Ribisl and project manager Ashley Leighton submitted … Continued