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Mayer-Davis selected as member of 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, including Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Chair of Nutrition.
Located in News / 2019 / February
SOM Students Earn Impact, Horizons Awards from UNC Graduate School
Each year, the UNC Graduate School honors students around the university with awards celebrating their work.
Located in News / 2019 / March
UNC Graduate School Names Impact, Horizon Award Winners
Of the 22 awardees, 10 are in the UNC School of Medicine or in departments shared between the school and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Located in News / 2018 / March
YOUR HEALTH: Changing Your Relationship with Food with Dr. Alice Ammerman & Sasha Loring
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Alice Ammerman, professor of nutrition and director for the Center of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Sasha Loring, author, psychotherapist, and meditation teacher, about changing your relationship with food.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 31
UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference
The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.
Located in News / 2018 / July
Breaking the link between obesity, gastrointestinal cancers
In an article in the journal Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, UNC Lineberger’s Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, and his colleagues reviewed findings from research looking at the biological links between obesity and cancers of the colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, esophagus, gallbladder and stomach, as well as published studies on how diet, exercise, weight loss surgery, and other weight-related interventions may help reverse this connection.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. youth
The study found there was an average of 1.8 percent increase each year of youth with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes and an average of 4.8 percent per year increase of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases among the same population.
Located in News / 2017 / April
Did butter get a bad rap?
Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.
Located in News / 2016 / April
Scaling a Great Wall
Graduate student Lindsay Jaacks conducts the first ever study of diet and type 1 diabetes in a developing country and sets her sights on the effects of pollution.
Located in News / 2014 / May
Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth
This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.
Located in News / 2014 / May