Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Treat Cheerleaders as Athletes, Pediatrics Academy Advises
The Wall Street Journal
..According to researchers at the University of North Carolina's National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, about 65% of the 128 direct catastrophic injuries to high-school female athletes between the 1982-1983 and 2010-2011 school years were received while cheerleading, according to the center's research. ...Cheerleading injury rates have actually decreased over the past few years, after increased attention to safety, says Frederick Mueller, director of the UNC sport-injury research center, which collects injury reports.
A 5-Concussion Pee Wee Game Leads to Penalties for the Adults
The New York Times
...“Having been there and coached, the game officials should have been more cognizant with this many kids going down and seeing the sidelines and the same kids going out there,” said Kevin Guskiewicz, the founding director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at the University of North Carolina, who advises the N.C.A.A. and N.F.L. “What in the world was the coach thinking?”
Drugstore Genomes: Who’s Pushing the Sequencing Industry?
...But as prices keep falling, the audience is likely to expand. Can the average mom or dad handle knowing all about the risks lurking in their kids’ DNA? “Everyone at this point is flying by the seat of their pants,” says Jim Evans, a medical geneticist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who is editor-in-chief of Genetics in Medicine. “The technology is outpacing us.”
Boys -- like girls -- hitting puberty earlier
Boys in the United States are starting puberty earlier than ever, according to a new study publishing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics. In the study, lead author Marcia Herman-Giddens from the University of North Carolina's School of Public Health and her colleagues show that boys are starting to sexually develop six months to two years earlier than medical textbooks say is standard.
Debates And Debauchery: Drinking Games In 2012
National Public Radio
...As with everything else in America these days, there is a debate over Debate Drinking Games. "Drinking games generally have the goal of encouraging alcohol consumption to levels of intoxication and, commonly, much higher than the legal limit of intoxication," says James Garbutt, a psychiatry professor and director of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
On Its Five-Year Anniversary, A Conversation With ESPN's E:60
... I always look back to our very first show, back in 2007. We did a story on Jason Ray, the mascot at the University of North Carolina who was killed. The impact that the story had was beyond what we could have ever imagined. Tens of thousands of people signed up to be organ donors after seeing the show. It was estimated that that saved or improved 200,000 lives. That’s the root of what we do.
State and Local Coverage
Taylor in concert
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Singer-songwriter Ben Taylor and his band will perform Wednesday at The ArtsCenter in a concert sponsored by UNC Chapel Hill’s Southern Historical Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Taylor is the son of rock icons James Taylor and Carly Simon. His performance will help celebrate the 90th birthday of his grandmother, Trudy Taylor, and the placement of Taylor family materials with the Southern Historical Collection.
Imprisoned UNC professor thinks he deserves a raise
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
UNC-Chapel Hill physics professor Paul Frampton may be in an Argentine prison cell awaiting trial on charges of trying to smuggle two kilograms of cocaine out of the country, but that hasn’t stopped him from asking for a raise.