September 13, 2019 The Gillings School's Alumni Association recently announced nine new members of its advising board. The board represents the more than 19,000 alumni of the School and meets quarterly with School leadership to address issues of importance to alumni and current students and to organize networking, professional development and social events.
September 4, 2019 Dana Weston, a UNC Gillings alumna, has been the president and CEO of UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, North Carolina, since 2015.
August 28, 2019 Dr. Joan Cornoni Huntley of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, died August 5 at North Carolina Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. She was 88 years old.
August 26, 2019 Health care providers are increasingly aware that social determinants – the conditions in which people live, work and play – have a far greater impact on community health than the care administered to patients in clinical settings. When Atrium Health in Charlotte launched its first community health improvement study in 2016, it asked staff at the Gillings School to map social indicators of health within its 10-county service area.
August 16, 2019 Obesity in youth and young adults with Type 1 diabetes can lead to early cardiovascular complications in as few as 10 years following diabetes diagnosis, according to new research from the Gillings School.
August 15, 2019 Dr. Kurt Ribisl has been appointed as the inaugural Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor in Health Behavior. His appointment began June 1. Dr. Jo Anne Earp, for whom the professorship is named, is a nationally recognized health behavior researcher and educator.
August 12, 2019 Chemical changes in DNA found in blood and breast cancer tumors may modify aspirin’s role in mortality risk.
August 9, 2019 In 2016, child protective services (CPS) agencies in the United States received an estimated 4.1 million allegations of abuse or neglect. Previous research suggests that a report made to CPS is a marker of child risk and vulnerability — regardless of what the outcome is. A new study delves deeper into this connection from a public health perspective, analyzing the factors associated with different patterns of CPS contact among families in Alaska.
July 30, 2019 Overcrowded hospital emergency departments (ED) can have negative consequences on patient health and hospital performance, but when it comes to solutions to ease gridlock in the ED, one size does not fit all.
July 30, 2019 Fred Hargett, Gillings School alumnus and vice chair of the School’s Public Health Foundation board, was selected July 2 by Becker’s Healthcare as a “CFO to know.”