November 18, 2019 North Carolinians who fall in the “Medicaid gap” are less likely to regularly use preventive care and more likely to put off needed care due to cost, finds a new study from the UNC Gillings School.
November 11, 2019 Department of Nutrition alumnus Kevin Travia founded Railcare Health, a nonprofit mobile health care service that is breaking down barriers to primary care access in rural North Carolina communities.
October 21, 2019 Five graduates from the Department of Health Policy and Management have been selected to participate in NCHA's inaugural Healthcare Leadership Diversity Mentoring Program, with the aim of creating a culture of inclusion for up-and-coming leaders in the health care field.
October 21, 2019 In 1969, leaders at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health got a request from State Health Director Jacob Koomen. Could they, he wondered, invent an advanced education curriculum for North Carolina county health directors — and deliver it remotely across the 100-county state? The answer, of course, was “yes.”
October 17, 2019 “Our study suggests that showing warning labels on sugary drinks is a promising strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic in the U.S.,” Dr. Grummon says. “We found that warnings would reduce obesity prevalence by more than three percentage points. While that number might sound modest, on a national scale it equates to more than five million fewer people with obesity.”
October 7, 2019 A study by students and faculty at the UNC Gillings School explored whether screening tools that examine social determinants of health in children can accurately identify early indicators of risk. Based on the researchers' comprehensive review of existing literature, it remains unclear whether such screenings — which aim to consider risk factors outside traditional medical information — inform better care for children.
October 3, 2019 Dr. Maya Nadimpalli, a master's and doctoral alumna of the Gillings School, has focused much of her work on eradicating antibiotic resistance among children in developing nations – efforts that recently were featured in Nature magazine’s Career Q&A.
October 2, 2019 A randomized controlled trial from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health finds that even brief exposure to health warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages reduced purchases of those beverages, providing evidence that such warnings promote healthier drink choices.
September 30, 2019 The UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association has recognized Lanakila “Ku” McMahan, ’07 (MPH, ’11 PhD), of Washington, D.C., as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. McMahan is the team lead for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development in the United States Global Development Lab at USAID.
September 27, 2019 The recipients are doctoral student Melissa Stockton and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Erin Danford and Abigail Gancz.