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CDC renews HPDP’s center grant to study chronic disease prevention

photo of the old well at UNC in the summer

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year renewal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent … Continued

N.C. Child Hunger Leaders Conference connects nutrition, health, and education

Mandy Cohen speaking at a podium that says No Kid Hungry

Nearly 350 people gathered in Chapel Hill on February 13, 2019 for the North Carolina Child Hunger Leaders Conference, where the theme this year was “Use Your Voice: Stories and Strategies to Feed Mor … Continued

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

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 … Continued

Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group hosts visit from Australian research fellow

The Children’s Healthy Weight Research (CHWR) group was fortunate to host a visit from Dr. Serene Yoong, a post-doctoral research fellow from the School of Medicine and Public Health at The University … Continued

HPDP research part of UNC obesity initiatives highlighted by ASPPH

Several HPDP research projects were featured in obesity initiatives at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health highlighted by the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH). … Continued

Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge: Teacher, Mentor and Dedicated Researcher

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently featured Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge, the co-principal investigator of our Applied Research Project, CHANGE, and the Center’s Evaluation Core lead, … Continued

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

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

HPDP Research Fellows Reception 2017

HPDP hosted a reception for our Research Fellows on September 26, 2017. The event gave our Fellows a chance to get to know one another and learn about the services provided by the Center. To learn mor … Continued

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

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

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

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