Patients receiving free or low-cost medications may not follow their prescriptions perfectly, but they’re not much different than patients who have insurance, according to a new study.
Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is among the study’s co-authors.
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Maya Nadimpalli and Patsy Polston, environmental sciences and engineering doctoral candidates, are inaugural recipients of the prestigious Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships, a collaboration between UNC’s Gillings School and the Pasteur Foundation, the U.S. affiliate of Institut Pasteur. The fellowships, announced at a special ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion, include the opportunity for students to work on the Institut Pasteur campus or in one of Institut Pasteur’s International Network sites.
Far more children may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in the U.S. than was previously thought, according to a new UNC study. Dr. Philip May, research professor of nutrition found that as many as 48 children per 1,000 have some form of fetal alcohol exposure disorder. Children with FASD have physical and behavioral problems, including difficulty learning, memory impairment, lack of emotional control and difficulty with daily life skills. May’s findings were published online in the journal Pediatrics.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers. Andrew Olshan, PhD, Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer Epidemiology and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, is a key researcher on the project.
The UNC Gillings Spring 2014 Update is now available.
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