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HOPE shines through clouds at project celebration

October 8, 2009

CLINTON, NC – A high chance of rain, an outdoor walkathon and an early Saturday morning. In normal circumstances, this combination might make for a dismal day. Yet it was nothing but energy and excite … Read more

Study by HPDP Research Fellow finds color-coded chart improves parents’ understanding of body mass index (BMI)

September 19, 2009

HPDP research fellow Eliana Perrin, M.D., M.P.H. is the senior author on a study showing parents are more likely to understand a body mass index (BMI) chart if it is color-coded, like a traffic light, … Read more

HPDP partnerships bring recovery funds to communities

August 18, 2009

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) will receive funds from two 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to create jobs and build healthier communities. Both pr … Read more

HPDP helping to combat Weight of the Nation

July 29, 2009

HPDP researchers helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention develop real strategies for obesity prevention and control at the first-ever Weight of the Nation conference July 27-29. Eric Fin … Read more

HPDP Research Fellow’s book featured in The New Yorker

July 28, 2009

A July 20 article in The New Yorker discussing obesity in America featured Eric Finkelstein’s 2008 book, The Fattening of America. The book examines how the decrease in cost of fattening foods relates … Read more

Five more years of health promotion and disease prevention research

March 30, 2009

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) will continue to be a part of a major federal network of prevention research centers until at least 2014. The Centers for Disease Cont … Read more