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Released: 27-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT
International Water Experts Gather at UNC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

To tackle these problems, hundreds of the world’s leading water, sanitation and hygiene experts will come together Oct. 3-7 as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts its annual conference, “Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy.” The event, taking place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, is convened by the Water Institute at UNC and the UNC Institute for the Environment.

Released: 10-Nov-2010 4:55 PM EST
UNC Miscarriage Expert Available to Comment on Bush’s Miscarriage Disclosure
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Miscarriage expert Kristen M. Swanson is available for interviews about President George W. Bush’s disclosure of his mother’s miscarriage in his book ‘Decision Points.’ Swanson has 25 years of research experience focused on helping couples resolve grief and depression after pregnancy loss.

Released: 31-Aug-2010 4:00 PM EDT
UNC’s Hurricane Experts Track, Respond to and Study Major Storms
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

With Hurricane Earl on a path to brush the North Carolina coast and as the hurricane season reaches its traditional peak, experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can help members of the media who need knowledgeable commentary on topics ranging from the current storm outlook to emergency response efforts. UNC researchers often are on the frontlines of such efforts when storms strike, and the University is a major center of hurricane-related research.

Released: 3-Jun-2010 4:35 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: UNC Researchers Help Tackle Gulf Oil Spill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are involved in frontline efforts to deal with the disastrous Gulf oil spill. Topics include projecting its spread; research that may help lessen its impact; the disaster’s legal ramifications; and first-hand accounts from the Gulf.

Released: 11-Jun-2008 10:00 AM EDT
Play Like Tiger Woods -- on a Pain-free Knee
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

There may be a world of difference between Tiger Woods and your average baby boomer, but when Woods plays in this week's U.S. Open, tens of millions of people around the country will relate to one aspect of the golfer's game: his bad knee. "It's part of boomeritis," says Dr. Selene Parekh, assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Released: 22-Apr-2008 2:30 PM EDT
Expert Available for Interviews on Finding That 1 in 4 Teenage Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Infection
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Peter Leone, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill expert on STDs, will take part in a panel discussion at the U.C. Capitol on Thursday on recently released data from the CDC that shows 1 in 4 teenage girls in the U.S. has a sexually transmitted infection.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
UNC Expert Can Explain Effects of False-Positive Medical Testing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The psychology of medical decision making is the primary area of research for Noel Brewer, Ph.D., a member of the cancer prevention and control program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Released: 20-Dec-2007 10:30 AM EST
Last-minute Tips to Keep the Holidays Happy and Avoid Family Meltdowns
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Today's busy families have moved toward a pattern of individual activities (listening to an iPod, surfing the internet), rather than joint activities, according to Dennis Orthner, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Orthner offers seven tips to keep the holidays happy.


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