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NHLBI-NIH awards grant to a group of researchers led by Samuel-Hodge to optimize a family-based weight loss intervention for Black adults

June 12, 2024

Drs. Carmen Samuel-Hodge, Candice L. Alick (UNC), and Shiriki Kumanyika (UPenn) will  continue their work promoting healthy lifestyles among Black families. This study will optimize a behavioral weigh … Read more

2021 Planning Grant Award Recipients

HPDP awards three $5,000 planning grants to UNC faculty studying pressing issues in prevention research

October 29, 2021

In 2021, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) awarded three planning grants of approximately $5,000 each to researchers pursuing projects in health promotion and disease p … Read more

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Blue Cross NC, UNC Health join forces to improve food security

September 23, 2021

With $3.2 million in funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, a group of researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill is leading a new, large clinical study to address food insecurity among its at-ris … Read more

Headshots of HPDP researchers Tom Keyserling and Carmen Samuel-Hodge

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study innovative weight loss program for primary care patients

June 10, 2019

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institut … Read more

Interview with Donia Simmons, CHANGE Community Health Worker

CHANGE project part of AAMC Health Equity Snapshot 2018

May 22, 2018

As a part of their continued commitment to improving the health of individuals and populations, academic medical centers are conducting research to find solutions for inequities in health and health c … Read more

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Samuel-Hodge receives the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award

April 23, 2018

Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, is the 2018 Barr awardee. Samuel-Hodge, who earned a doctorate in nutrition in 2000 at the Gillings School, joined the Gillings School faculty in 2003. She has won a number o … Read more

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Ammerman awarded the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for engaged research

April 16, 2018

Alice Ammerman, DrPH, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Mildred Kaufman distinguished professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health … Read more

New Mediterranean-style diet pattern leads to weight loss and improved blood pressure

August 25, 2016

A UNC research study recently published in BMC Public Health shows that incorporating a Mediterranean-style diet is likely to facilitate weight loss and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The Hear … Read more

Building a partnership in Hertford County, NC with Community Health Workers

July 14, 2016

The Carolina Heart Alliance Networking for Greater Equity (CHANGE) is testing an innovative program to encourage healthy habits and reduce the risk for heart disease by engaging community health worke … Read more

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Community shows psychological, spiritual and social components of heart health through photo research project

October 1, 2015

CHAPEL HILL-People in at-risk communities see heart health as more than just physical health and include psychological, spiritual and social health as well, according to research from UNC-Chapel Hill … Read more