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HPDP helps expand COVID-19 vaccination to doctor’s offices

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is working to support expansion of COVID-19 vaccination to primary care clinics in areas with low vaccination rates, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Cen … Continued

Research Fellow Profile: Samuel Cykert, MD

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Samuel Cykert, MD is a research fellow at HPDP and Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill.  What questions are you trying to an … Continued

Investigators with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network at HPDP to contribute to cancer screening improvement tool

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Cancer screening saves lives. But many people don’t receive screening that could save their lives or don’t receive the right screening at the right time. A team of cancer prevention researchers at the … Continued

New CDC tool aims to help communities promote more physical activity

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Staying active is one of the most important ways to maintain good health. Among active Americans, walking and biking are some of the most popular recreations because they are easiest to adapt to the h … Continued

Samuel-Hodge wins inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research

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Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, RD has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research. Samuel-Hodge is an associate professor of nutrition at … Continued

New Chatham Food Hub connects communities with access to local food during COVID-19 pandemic

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The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and UNC Health worked with Chatham County and N.C. State Extension partners to create a one-stop food hub at Bray Park in Siler City, which inclu … Continued

No Kid Hungry NC, Carolina Hunger Initiative support meals for children during COVID-19 school closures

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Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, an organization at UNC-Chapel Hill is reducing that stress. No Kid Hu … Continued

Study finds excess medical costs associated with metastatic breast cancer, especially among younger women

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A study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that metastatic breast cancer is associated with substantial excess health care costs for patients. Using statistical modeling base … Continued

UNC-led ACCURE trial remedies racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung and breast cancer patients

Adapted from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine newsroom. Results from a study published in The Journal of the National Medical Association show that a pragmatic system-based intervention … Continued

Food for All Partnership convenes urgent meeting about COVID-19 impact on food systems

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UNC-Chapel Hill’s Food for All Partnership convened an urgent virtual meeting on March 18 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on food systems in North Carolina and potential responses. The partnership i … Continued