November 9, 2018
A 2004 maternal and child health alumna and longtime N.C. Medical Society member, Mattson has served in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and in the N.C. Division of Public Health's Women’s and Children’s Health Section.
November 9, 2018
November 5, 2018
Mothers of and health care providers for adolescent girls in Argentina, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea and Spain prefer the two-dose, rather than three-dose, HPV vaccination schedule, according to research by epidemiology doctoral student Jessica Islam and others. The study brings hope that decreasing costs and doctor visits will lead to improved vaccination coverage and lower rates of HPV-associated cancers. Photo by Pan American Health Organization.
November 3, 2018
Gentry was invited to speak at the international workshop in Ankara by his former student, Guy Valente, now a program officer with The Hague's Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Photo by Ruth Hartnup.
October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.
October 9, 2018 Dr. Celette Skinner, Gillings School alumna and president of the School's Public Health Foundation board, was named chair of the clinical sciences department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.
October 5, 2018 The FDA has commissioned a set of visionary studies to answer critical questions about the opioid crisis in the U.S. A four-year award of up to $6.6 million to UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Kentucky will ensure FDA’s readiness to evaluate innovative emerging technologies in pharmacology. Photo by Virginia Commonwealth University.
September 12, 2018 Gillings School alumna Traci L. Baird (MPH, 1995, health behavior) has been named president and CEO of EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization. She will step into the role Oct. 1.
August 31, 2018 A new Gillings School study has found that combining social services with tuberculosis (TB) treatments in Ukraine lowers the rate of treatment default, which improves patient outcomes and could help stymie the rates of multidrug resistance to the disease. Photo by Rogiro.
August 28, 2018 Dr. Chen-Yu Yen,1983 alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and member of the School’s Public Health Foundation board, died on Aug. 21.
July 25, 2018 A new study is the first to examine multiple genes that influence the age at which a woman starts her period and experiences menopause among a large sample of United States women of diverse ancestries. The findings highlight the benefits of including diverse populations in studies of the genetics of female growth and development.