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 May 10, 2004 -- No. 263

UNC-Chapel Hill scientists to reveal results of largest study of chlamydia infection rates

News Briefing
Tuesday, May 11, 2:30 p.m.
Carolina Population Center Conference Room
Room 405, University Square East, University Square
123 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, N.C.

Results of an important and disturbing national study of clamydia infection rates among young U.S. adults will be announced Tuesday (May 11) at a news conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The briefing will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Carolina Population Center, which in the east tower of the University Square shopping center.

Dr. William C. Miller, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the UNC schools of medicine and public health, Dr. J. Richard Udry, professor of maternal and child health and of sociology, will describe the study and its findings. Results of the investigation, embargoed until 4 p.m. EDT May 11 because of Journal of the American Medical Association policy, will appear in the May 12 issue of the journal.

Reporters can park in the University Square parking lot, located off West Franklin St. The east tower is next to Central Carolina Bank.

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