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Grasty named Gillings School’s associate dean for advancement

September 26, 2017
Karissa Grasty has been named associate dean for advancement at the Gillings School, effective Nov. 1. She currently serves as assistant dean for advancement for both The University of Miami’s College of Engineering and its School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Lancet report charts path toward health for sub-Saharan countries

September 26, 2017
Dr. Irene Agyepong, Gillings School alumna, is lead author of a new, comprehensive report that charts a roadmap for improved health among sub-Saharan Africans. Published in The Lancet, the report was co-authored by a number of public health researchers and policy makers around the world.

The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders initiative transforming local public health leadership across US

September 21, 2017
Public health leaders from local health departments across the country convened in Chapel Hill to continue training to advance innovative new models within their agencies and in their communities.

Coleman to present ICBL’s Van Deenen Lecture in Helsinki

September 20, 2017
Dr. Rosalind Coleman will deliver the prestigious L. Van Deenen Lecture at the 2018 International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids, to be held in September 2018, in Helsinki, Finland.

NIAID renews 5-year grant for research on emerging viruses

September 19, 2017
Dr. Ralph Baric is co-principal investigator on a grant that will develop new mouse models that replicate the genetic diversity found in humans and validate precision medicine models that predict human gene function following infection by emerging pathogens.

More treatment options needed for HIV-positive women with cervical dysplasia, study finds

September 18, 2017
Three researchers from the Gillings School are co-authors of an article that compares two treatments for cervical dysplasia, concluding that altogether different protocols are needed to optimally treat cervical dysplasia in women living with HIV.

Online calculator estimates the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health

September 15, 2017
Dr. Alison Stuebe led a group of researchers who developed an online calculator to estimate the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health. The research was published online Sept. 15 in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine.

Hudgens co-edits book on quantitative methods

September 14, 2017
Dr. Michael Hudgens is co-editor of a new biostatistics text, Quantitative Methods for HIV/AIDS Research, published in August by CRC Press.

UNC team awarded $3.25M grant to study role of placenta in children’s later-life health

September 13, 2017
Researchers from the Departments of Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, and Biostatistics have been awarded a large grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to investigate the role of the placenta as a driver of children’s later-life health.

Savings less than expected for generic oral chemotherapy, study finds

September 11, 2017
A study by Dr. Stacie Dusetzina, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, determined that the cost savings for a generic version of an orally administered cancer treatment were less than expected — a finding that questions the impact generic drugs can have on controlling health-care costs.