Category Archive: Obesity

Big drinks: yes, no, maybe

Blow dealt to Bloomberg’s bold sugary drink rules Monday, news came that a court had struck down Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to tax large sizes of sugary drinks. From the Wall Street Journal: In halting the drink rules, Judge Tingling noted that the incoming sugary drink regulations were “fraught with arbitrary… Read More

A world less fit

An international team of researchers, including Drs. Adair, Du, Gordon-Larsen and Popkin from our School, have been following a cohort of more than 9,000 Chinese children and adults. What they’ve found should scare us into action: 11% of Chinese children and 30% of Chinese adults are overweight. As many as 27.7… Read More

Visiting Wake County Health Department

Share Last Thursday, Anna Schenck, PHD, director of our Public Health Leadership Program and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and associate dean for practice, and I visited Sue Lynn Ledford, RN, MPA, director of the Wake County Health Department. A large urban health department like Wake County is… Read More

Public Health Deans Retreat—to advance!

Share Saturday, I returned from the annual Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Deans’ Retreat. This year, 46 of 48 deans attended. When I started as dean in 2005, we all could sit around a U shaped table. Now, we require a larger room with numerous round tables to… Read More