Initiatives to reduce salt in packaged foods have worked, but more can be done
June 5, 2017
Gillings School researchers have found that Americans are getting significantly less sodium from packaged foods than they did 15 years ago – but they still take in too much salt from these products.
Mayer-Davis featured in The Lancet as leader in diabetes research
June 2, 2017
Nutrition chair and distinguished professor Elizabeth Mayer-Davis is profiled in the June 1 issue of The Lancet as a leader in diabetes research.
Mayer-Davis awarded $1.9M to accelerate solutions for young adults with Type 1 diabetes
May 24, 2017
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has received a four-year, $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to help young people with Type 1 diabetes better control their glucose levels and weight.
Gillings School celebrates 77th commencement
May 13, 2017
Families and friends of 329 new Gillings School alumni gathered on May 13 to celebrate the School’s 77th commencement. Aaron Williams, executive vice president for government relations and corporate communications at RTI International, delivered the commencement address.
Statins may reduce inflammation related to advanced prostate cancer risk
May 9, 2017
A study led by Dr. Emma Allott explores the relationship between statin use, inflammation and prostate cancer. Allott’s findings were published May 9 in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
Dietary calcium-phosphorus ratio does not influence bone health in older Americans, study finds
May 8, 2017
A study by Dr. John Anderson and Gillings School colleagues, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, examines whether a low ratio of dietary calcium to phosphorus has an impact upon bone health of older adults in the U.S.
Ammerman to lead community partners in tackling healthy food for low-income consumers
May 8, 2017
With funding from UNC’s 2016 Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities, Dr. Alice Ammerman will lead community partners in an effort to increase access to healthy food for low-income consumers.
Physical activity helps to counteract weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant, study finds
May 4, 2017
To determine how physical activity and genetic variants related to obesity interact to affect weight gain, Dr. Misa Graff and colleagues performed genome-wide interaction meta-analyses using more than 200,000 individuals. The international study was published in PLOS Genetics.
Ammerman named first Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition
April 27, 2017
Dr. Alice Ammerman has been named the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition. The professorship was announced at the Gillings School’s 49th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 27, pending final university approvals.
Zeisel awarded fellowship in American Society for Nutrition
April 27, 2017
Dr. Steve Zeisel has been inducted into the American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Class of Fellows. Fellowship is the Society’s highest honor, offered to scientists who have had distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.