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Murray receives $2 million to enhance resilience among middle schoolers using mindfulness

December 8, 2022

Dr. Desiree W. Murray, PhD, has received a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)1 to adapt a mindfulness-based social-emotional learning program, called Be CALM (Cool, Attentive, Logica … Read more

HPDP research fellow Thompson receives $500,000 CDC grant to study ovarian cancer diagnosis

September 15, 2022

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) research team has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand healthcare-rela … Read more

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Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network produces supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine highlighting disparities in cancer prevention and control

December 16, 2019

In 2019, nearly 2 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis and more than 600,000 will die of cancer. Cancer diagnoses and deaths are disproportionately high among people who live in rural cou … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Health behavior doctoral student Jayne Jeffries receives GEAB Impact Award for her work with Food Explorers

April 16, 2015

Each year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduate school recognizes graduate students for the contributions they are making in North Carolina with the Graduate Education Advancemen … 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

New HPDP project to bridge the gap between economic status and health

October 17, 2009

A new $1 million project based at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention will use federal Recovery Act funds to help women in rural eastern North Carolina overcome poverty and impr … Read more