News

Featured Article


comm-grocery1

One part of the study focused on the total marketplace change in calories sold.

Study shows food and beverage companies exceed caloric cut pledge

Sixteen participating food and beverage companies pledged to eliminate 1 trillion calories from their products. Gillings School researchers led the first study of their efforts.


Recent SPH News


Dr. Rebecca Fry

Dr. Rebecca Fry

High levels of metals in well water may be linked to birth defects in children

In a research article published by BioMed Central Public Health, researchers at the Gillings School and colleagues from the N.C. Birth Defects Monitoring Program (NCBDMP) found associations between statewide levels of metals in wells and detrimental health outcomes.


Dr. Jim Herrington

Dr. Jim Herrington

Herrington named executive director of School’s Gillings Global Gateway

Jim Herrington, PhD, MPH, has been named executive director of the Gillings Global Gateway (GGG) and Professor of the Practice of health behavior at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.


Lindsey Smith

Lindsey Smith

Study: Daily tasks can get sedentary workers closer to national physical activity guidelines

“Reducing screen time is important, but it’s also vital that people recognize too much time sitting doing anything can be detrimental, especially for people who sit all day at work,” said Lindsey Smith, MPH, doctoral candidate in nutrition at the Gillings School and first author on the study. “This includes sitting while socializing, reading, running errands and other non-work activities.”


Dr. Dwight Yin

Dr. Dwight Yin

Epidemiology alumnus studies ways to optimize pediatric antiretroviral therapy

A new study helps clinicians weigh immunologic benefits against viral failure risks when timing the administration of antiretroviral therapy for children who are HIV-positive.


Archived SPH News


Spring 2014 Update

The UNC Gillings Spring 2014 Update is now available.

Instagram

Gillings is now on Instagram.

Blog Central

Dean Barbara Rimer, our faculty and staff, and many of our students have blogs about public health and other issues of interest. Go to blogs.

For reporters and journalists

How to submit an event or announcement

For reporters and journalists

Our experts can help with most hot news topics from obesity, infectious diseases and water to global warming, cancer prevention, health insurance, health disparities, clinical trials and family violence. Contact David Pesci, dpesci@unc.edu, our Director of Communications, if you need immediate help with a story.

How to submit an event or announcement

To post an announcement for the weekly news or the LCD screens, or to suggest a story, visit the Announcements form page.

News feeds