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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 »

Gillings researchers find link between number of births and heart disease risk factors in Hispanic/Latina population

March 10, 2016 Six researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors of a recently published article linking the numbers of times Hispanic/Latina women give birth with their likelihood of developing a specific set of risk factors for heart disease. The lead author is Catherine Vladutiu, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of… 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 »

Doctoral student wins award for papers in Nutrition Research journal

March 4, 2016 Daniel Lupu, MD, doctoral student in nutrition, has received the 2015 David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award from the journal Nutrition Research for two articles published in the November 2015 issue of the journal. The winning papers were part one and part two of the study, “Genetic and epigenetic transgenerational implications related to… Read more »

Health policy and management students bring home case competition win

March 3, 2016 In the latest news from a long tradition of award-winning case management teams at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, three students from the Department of Health Policy and Management just excelled again. On Feb. 25, the UNC team presented in the final round of the 10th annual Health Administration… Read more »

Gillings students receive community engagement fellowship to develop breastfeeding curriculum

March 3, 2016 Stacey Klaman and Kea Turner are going to create a breastfeeding curriculum specifically for women with substance use disorders. The two UNC scholars have received a 2016 Community Engagement Fellowship Award from the Carolina Center for Public Service. The $2,000 award will fund their efforts to develop educational health materials for pregnant… Read more »

Health behavior student co-authors articles on e-cigarettes, tanning bed injuries

March 2, 2016 The public health challenges of e-cigarettes and cancer caused by tanning beds are the subjects of two separate papers co-authored by a doctoral student from the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. The student, Andrew Brian Seidenberg, MPH, conducts research on both… Read more »

Holliday collaborates with other UNC health affairs schools to provide team-based care for older adults

March 1, 2016 In early February, Amanda Holliday, MS, clinical assistant professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, facilitated and participated in a two-day event to introduce UNC health affairs students to some of the challenges faced by older adults. The interprofessional education (IPE) experience was planned in conjunction with… 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 »