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Feb 20

Chilean policies reduce purchases of unhealthy beverages by 24%: the first national evaluation of the impact of a front-of-the-package food label law

Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising, implemented in 2016, was the first national regulation to jointly mandate front-of-package warning labels, restrict child-directed marketing, and ban the sale in schools of all foods and beverages containing added sugars, sodium or saturated fats exceeding set thresholds (also called “high-in” food and beverages).
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Feb 20

2020 Add Health Users Conference: Now Accepting Abstracts

Abstract submission is open for the 2020 Add Health Users Conference, which will be held on June 15-16, 2020 at the National Institutes of Health’s Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.  You must create a user account in order to submit abstracts and register for the conference.  Abstracts are due by 11:59PM EST on March 04, 2020.
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Nov 19

Kathleen Mullan Harris elected lifetime AAAS fellow

Faculty Fellow Kathleen Mullan Harris is among the 443 scientists selected this year as fellows of the American Association for...
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Nov 19

Alexis C. Dennis: Assessing Racial Differences in Socioeconomic Status across the Life Course

Alexis C. Dennis, a predoctoral Trainee at CPC and a doctoral candidate in sociology, received a poster award at the 2019 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) Conference for her poster, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Socioeconomic Correlates of Depression Among U.S. Born Young Adults.” Her research used AddHeath data to assess racial differences in socioeconomic status across the life course.
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Nov 19

Recent changes in California vaccine exemption laws projected to have limited effect on increasing childhood vaccination rates

A new study finds that the laws developed in California to decrease the number of children who are exempt from receiving vaccines may have little effect. This is because parents motivated by a hesitancy to vaccinate continue to find alternate pathways around the laws. Findings from the brief research report are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Nov 19

Trainee Spotlight: Khristopher Mark Nicholas

Name: Khristopher Mark Nicholas Current title: CPC Trainee; 3rd year PhD student, Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public...
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Oct 19

Alumni Spotlight: Paul J. Fleming

Name: Paul J. Fleming Current title: Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public...
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Oct 19

Kathleen Mullan Harris Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Harris was awarded the Golden Goose Award from the US Congress for federally funded research that leads to major breakthroughs in medicine, social behavior, and technological research and the Irene Taeuber Award from the Population Association of America in recognition of original and important contributions to the scientific study of population.
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Oct 19

CPC at the 2019 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) Conference

The 2019 Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) Conference was held from Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Friday, October...
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Oct 19

Meet the Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellows elected in 2019

From left to right: Song, Lauen, Su, Moulton, Sylvia, Rubalcaba. The Carolina Population Center's Faculty Fellows elected six UNC faculty...
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