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CPC Fellow Popkin Awarded Grant from NIH

September 19, 2005

Sep 19, 2005 CPC Fellow and Professor of Nutrition, Barry Popkin has been awarded a 5-year grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. "Diet, Activity, Obesity & the Built Environment Dynamics" is a longitudinal study with work continuing until June of 2010. Co-Investigators of the project are Penny Gordon-Larsen, CPC…

MacArthur Foundation Awards Grant to CPC Fellow Leslie

September 10, 2005

Sep 10, 2005 Paul Leslie, CPC Fellow and professor of anthropology, has been awarded a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The 18-month study, entitled "Alternative Consequences of Migration for Land Use and Conservation in Northern Tanzania", was co-awarded to Terrence McCabe at the University of Colorado Boulder. Work on this study is underway, as the…

CPC Fellows Walsh and Bilsborrow Awarded Grant from NASA

September 7, 2005

Sep 7, 2005 NASA has awarded a grant to Stephen J. Walsh, CPC Fellow and and Professor of Geography, and to Richard E. Bilsborrow, CPC Fellow and Professor of Biostatistics, for a two-year study entitled "Multi-Agent Models of Land Cover/Land Use Dynamics in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon: Coupling Human & Natural Systems through Pattern-Process Relationships…

Anna Maria Siega-Riz President-elect of SPER

August 12, 2005

Aug 12, 2005 Anna Maria Siega-Riz was elected president-elect of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (SPER) at their annual meeting in June.  She will serve as president in 2006-2007 and will preside at the annual meeting in Boston in June 2007.  Congratulations to Anna Maria!

Barbara Entwisle President-elect of PAA

July 28, 2005

Jul 28, 2005 CPC is pleased to announce that Barbara Entwisle has been elected President-elect of the Population Association of America. She will serve as President during 2006-2007 and will preside over the PAA meeting in New York City, March, 2007. Congratulations to Barbara on this well-deserved recognition of her commitment to the population field.

New National Survey of Children’s Health Data Web Site

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005 The following news item was sent by Christina Bethell, Director, The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. The National Survey of Children's Health Data Resource Center is now posted as a public site.  The link is <>.  Please send contact information (e-mail lists, etc) of people and organizations you think should…

New UNC Library Catalog Search Interface

May 17, 2005

May 17, 2005 The UNC Library system has launched a new online catalog, which has an updated look and improved functionality. The catalog is accessible from The key improvement is in the search function: you can search the CPC Library catalog and all other campus library catalogs at the same time, or narrow your…

CPC Fellow Lisa Pearce Wins Award

May 3, 2005

May 3, 2005 Lisa Pearce, CPC Fellow and assistant professor of sociology, has been selected as one of five William T. Grant Scholars nationwide. The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports early career scholars who conduct research on youth development. A $300,000 5-year research grant accompanies the award. Dr. Pearce's project is entitled "Religion's Role…

Southern Demographic Association Conference, Nov 3-5

April 29, 2005

Apr 29, 2005 The 2005 Southern Demographic Association Conference will be held in Oxford, Mississippi on November 3-5. The call for papers is on the SDA website (, along with an online abstract submission feature, the pre-registration form, lodging information, and transportation information. Note that the 2006 SDA meeting will be from November 2nd to…

Penn State Symposium on Families’ Contributions to Disparities in School Readiness

April 20, 2005

Apr 20, 2005 "Early Disparities in School Readiness: How do Families Contribute to Successful and Unsuccessful Transitions into School?" will be the focus of Penn State University's 13th annual Symposium on Family Issues, to be held October 13-14, 2005.  The 2005 symposium is innovative, not only for its emphasis on family contributions to school readiness,…