Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Endeavors Vol. 8 Issue 2, Spring 1991
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In the future, testing children’s hormonal levels may allow clinicians to determine whether a child is likely to develop depression or stress-related illness as an adult. With this goal in mind, Linda Noonan, professor of psychiatry, studies rats to learn how physiological and psychological conditions affect brain development.
The long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse often go unseen. UNC School of Medicine researchers Mark Corrigan and James Garbutt investigate which aspects of childhood sexual abuse, such has early age of onset, most negatively affect psychiatric outcomes in adulthood.
Kermit Nash and Kathryn Kramer, researchers at the School of Social Work, are studying the support systems sickle cell disease patients use to overcome the effects of the disease. Their longitudinal project uses social science research methods to understand how physiological, psychological, and social components interact with a patient’s well-being.
David and Catharine Newbury are UNC professors are examining social formations in Central Africa. Their research has covered the Rwandan Revolution, formation of a new social order, social transformations in response to agricultural production, famine and historical conflict.
UNC researchers believe one way to prevent chronic respiratory disease in adults might be to reduce chronic respiratory problems in children. They are conducting a study that involves direct interventions to educate a child’s main caretaker about the hazards of exposure to tobacco smoke.