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Waters Study Finds Indoor Tanning Devices Big Financial Hit to US Health Care

March 2, 2017 | In Faculty, News, Research

From Skin cancers linked to indoor tanning are estimated to have cost the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, a new study says.

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and its incidence is increasing, due in part to the increase in the use of tanning devices,” said study author Hugh Waters. He’s a health economist and associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing.

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Yeo, Asafu-Adjei Study Published in Obesity Reviews

February 17, 2017 | In Faculty, Research

Congratulations to Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Josephine Asafu-Adjei, co-authors on the study “What Characteristics of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions Are Key to Effectively Reducing Weight Gain in Obese and Overweight Pregnant Women? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” that will be published in an upcoming issue of Obesity Reviews.

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Seeking RA for RSC to Support Research Activities

February 10, 2017 | In Research

The Office of Research Support and Consultation (RSC) is seeking a research assistant to work on a variety of research project or activities. Current projects include 1) activities to develop a database of common measures for across faculty studies and 2) support for a scoping literature review such as searches, creating and organizing the analytic data base and support for qualitative and/or qualitative analysis of papers. Projects will vary as faculty request support from RSC for new projects. This position would be 10 hours per week.

For more information, please contact Ruth Anderson.