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Gillings Global Gateway News

When real-world data and research collide: An interview with Mugdha Gokhale

March 16, 2016 This article, by Alyssa LaFaro, was originally posted in Endeavors magazine on March 8. Mugdha Gokhale sat on a plane headed to Raleigh with her husband and 1-year-old daughter when an email from Forbes magazine popped up in her inbox. “Congrats!” it announced. She read on to learn she had been nominated… Read more »

Getting there: What does it take to care for mothers and their babies in remote Ghana?

March 15, 2016 This article, by Mary Lide Parker, was originally posted in Endeavors magazine on March 8. In a small village in southern Ghana, a 29-year-old pregnant woman named Vivian goes into labor at 2 a.m. Her husband is visiting Ghana’s capital city, Accra, over 100 miles away. With no means of transportation, Vivian,… Read more »

UNC epidemiology study: New SARS-like virus may be nearly ready to infect humans

March 15, 2016 A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that a SARS-like virus known as WIV1-CoV, which is found in horseshoe bats, could bind to the same receptors as SARS-CoV and replicate in human cells without the need for adaptation. Thought to be a critical barrier,… Read more »

GillingsX highlights innovation at school of public health

March 10, 2016 On Wednesday, March 9, five speakers at the annual GillingsX event shared how they apply innovative approaches to the field of public health, both locally and globally. The GillingsX talks, which are similar in format to TED Talks, offer pithy, engaging takes on complex subjects. This year, students and faculty of the… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs awarded

February 29, 2016 Four teams of researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded new funding for Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), beginning this spring. The GIL awards offer faculty members support to advance their innovative research and more quickly translate scientific findings into workable solutions in local and global communities…. Read more »

ESE student team awarded EPA’s ‘People, Prosperity and the Planet’ grant

February 29, 2016 A team of students working with Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering (ESE) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $14,569 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and evaluate a new test to detect cholera bacteria in drinking… Read more »

Bentley awarded ASN prize for global health research and teaching

February 29, 2016 Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, has received the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) 2016 Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research and Lecture. Bentley, the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and associate dean for global health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will accept the award during the… Read more »

Gillings researchers receive funding to harmonize India-US youth diabetes registries

February 24, 2016 Two researchers at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a collaborative grant to examine the incidence and prevalence of diabetes in youth and young adults in India and the United States. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million… Read more »

Gillings School recognizes outstanding teachers with Innovation Awards

February 23, 2016 The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in Armfield Atrium on Feb. 22 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit – who were presented with UNC Gillings’ fifth annual Teaching Innovation Awards. The 2016 awardees are Geni Eng, DrPH, professor of health… Read more »

Documentary screened on one-year anniversary of hate crimes against three Muslim students

February 19, 2016 A Feb. 4 screening of the documentary film Salam Neighbor, hosted by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Student Global Health Committee, proved to be particularly timely and poignant. Released in 2015 by producer-directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, Salam Neighbor catalyzes an important conversation about solidarity with and advocacy… Read more »