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Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group hiring postdoctoral fellow

February 25, 2022

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIH-funded clinical … Continued


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HPDP researcher to study the impact of online and delivery alcohol sales on excessive alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 5, 2022

Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS, has received approximately $600,000 in funding to study changes in alcohol consumption and related harms in relation to the wider availability of online and delivery alcoho … Continued


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HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, named as one of the world’s top experts in child care research

November 23, 2021

HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, has been recognized as a “World Expert” in child care by Expertscape, a service that ranks the expertise of researchers in biomedical fields. She is among the top 0.062% of pu … Continued


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Berkowitz receives R01 grant to help advance health equity in type 2 diabetes care

November 8, 2021

A research team led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH has received a five-year, nearly $3 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to better understand how addressing health-related s … Continued


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 … Continued


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Study estimates costs of treating and living with metastatic breast cancer will more than double between 2015 and 2030, due to increase in cases among younger women

July 15, 2021

A study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) estimates that annual costs associated with metastatic breast cancer among U.S. women will total $152.4 billion in 2030, … Continued


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Statement in Support of Tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones

June 25, 2021

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention stands in strong support of the letter from Mimi Chapman, Chair of the Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, who wrote that “the faculty voice must govern … Continued


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

May 14, 2021

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