January 5, 2021 According to Dr. Christina Mack, the National Basketball Association (NBA) made a call in the name of public health when it suspended the 2019-2020 season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan to restart its season — and hold playoffs in a controlled environment, or “bubble” — was ambitious. Mack notes that the NBA’s history of relying on scientific expertise and data to drive decisions greatly contributed to the success of this novel approach.
January 4, 2021 The U.S. Department of Energy honored Dr. Lindsay Dubbs with a U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative (C3E) Award in the education category this week at the Ninth Annual U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium.
December 21, 2020 Recent research published in Pediatrics by a team of faculty and alumnae of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health shows that existing interventions to increase human papillomavirus vaccinations are cost-effective.
December 16, 2020 This spring, the pandemic left nearly 50 students in the Department of Health Policy and Management without internships needed to fulfill degree requirements. In response, the department coordinated with an ardent alumni community to provide new opportunities.
December 11, 2020 As president and chief executive officer of the largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the United States, Dr. Thomas Britton was already working to confront the opioid pandemic when COVID-19 began spreading. He says his training at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Public helped him in unexpected ways when he found himself at the convergence of the two greatest public health threats the country faces.
December 11, 2020 The NCIOM recently selected Dr. Kathy Colville to serve as its next president and chief executive officer. In this role she will lead the NCIOM’s work in advising state policymakers and executive agencies, developing robust partnerships, publishing state health policy research and convening diverse state stakeholders to identify actionable solutions to our state’s health policy and public health challenges.
November 24, 2020 Dr. Jan Lee Santos – who holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the Gillings School’s Department of Health Policy and Management – is working with several other Gillings alumni and students at Piedmont Health to bring COVID-19 testing to the places it’s needed most in North Carolina.
November 20, 2020 By early June 2020, 34% of cancer survivors surveyed had canceled at least one doctor's appointment due to COVID-19. These cancellations are concerning, says Dr. Jessica Islam, who points out that female cancer survivors have been impacted the most, likely due to school and daycare closures.
November 16, 2020 Gillings School alumnus and instuctor Eduardo Valverde works with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as senior health scientist in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). His experience evaluating NCHHSTP programs came in handy when he was deployed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 27, 2020 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1970 from the UNC School of Public Health. The accomplishments of remarkable alumni from that cohort exemplify the School's spirit of public health education and innovation over the past 50 years.