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Epidemiology News

Rose, former faculty member, dies Sept. 5

September 11, 2017
Dr. Kathy Rose, former member of the epidemiology faculty at the Gillings School, died on Sept. 5.

Gillings School researchers receive $6M+ grant to fight infectious diseases

August 31, 2017
Drs. Ralph Baric and Timothy Sheahan, epidemiologists at the Gillings School, have been awarded a NIAID grant for more than $6 million to accelerate the development of a promising new drug in the fight against deadly coronaviruses. Photo by Sergio Alvarez.

Gillings Merit Scholars and Gillings Dissertation Awards announced

August 29, 2017
Seventeen students were selected as recipients of Gillings Merit Scholarships or Gillings Dissertation Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award funds, established in 2010 to help the Gillings School recruit and support graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, were made possible through the $50 million Gillings gift and are administered through the Gillings School’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office.

Bringing implementation science to Africa

August 29, 2017
Drs. Rohit Ramaswamy and Audrey Pettifor are interviewed about implementation science courses they teach at University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Evaluation of ‘Project Lazarus’ finds reduction in opioid-related deaths

August 24, 2017
An evaluation of North Carolina’s statewide Project Lazarus program found that two intervention strategies successfully reduced deaths from opioid overdose.

Study finds infants prescribed antibiotics less frequently following implementation of vaccination programs

August 24, 2017
Antibiotics were prescribed less frequently to infants in Denmark after the implementation of national vaccination programs, found a new study led by researchers from the Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology.

Project Jumpstart students explore epidemiology in Meshnick Lab

August 14, 2017
Project Jumpstart brought a group of high school students from refugee families to the Gillings School for a tour of the Meshnick Lab.

Impact of malaria and malnutrition upon birth weight in Africa and western Pacific

August 10, 2017
A new international study, co-led by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers and published Aug. 8 in PLOS Medicine, has analyzed the associations between malaria, malnutrition and birth outcomes in women in Africa and the western Pacific. Photo courtesy of the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival disparities

August 4, 2017
A higher proportion of aggressive breast cancer subtypes are seen in black women, according to a study led by Dr. Melissa Troester. The study findings help to explain a gap in mortality that exists between black and white women with breast cancer and could lead to improved treatment approaches.

Gillings School alumna awarded Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

August 1, 2017
Dr. Amy Huber, 2017 alumna in epidemiology, is one of 18 recipients of a 2017-2018 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. The fellowship provides training opportunities in global health research for selected junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral scholars. Huber will live and work in South Africa.