Researchers explore protective strategies in young adult alcohol use

March 21, 2024
A recent study examines harm-reduction behaviors aimed at mitigating alcohol-related consequences among people ages 18 to 25, unveiling various protective approaches and identifying additional strategies, which may differ from commonly studied ones.

Pink ribbon marketing on alcohol reveals need for ‘pinkwashing’ awareness

February 26, 2024
Pinkwashed ads for certain beer products led viewers to believe those products had greater health benefits and increased their perception of the brand as favorable and socially responsible, according to a study co-led by Gillings School researchers.

New scholarship honors community health pioneer John Hatch

February 23, 2024
Piedmont Health Services, Inc. has established a new scholarship at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in honor of community health pioneer Dr. John Hatch '75. The scholarship was unveiled at the School's Engage alumni event on February 22 at the Gillings School. 

Hatch honored for his commitment to public health

October 17, 2023
John Hatch is being honored by the Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community for his commitment to public health.

New Campus Health vending machine brings health care products to Gillings School

September 8, 2023
Located on the ground floor of the Armfield Atrium, the new vending machine makes it easier for the Carolina community to purchase common over-the-counter health care products on-demand.

The Abstract: August 7, 2023

August 7, 2023
Our students, faculty and alumni continue to advance work in public health! Plus, biostatistics students and researchers are honored at annual Joint Statistical Meetings and an alum publishes a new environmental mystery novel.

Gillings alums coordinate public health efforts to confront opioid use in rural NC

August 4, 2023
In April, Gillings School alumni participated in the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network peer exchange event, hosted by the Granville Vance Public Health Department, to uncover the best ways to use opioid settlement funds to improve health and save lives in North Carolina.

Public health in practice: Fort Liberty military families benefit from new WIC office on base

June 5, 2023
Military families living at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) are now enjoying healthier food thanks to the work of the UNC-supported Fort Liberty Public Health Partnership.

American College of Physicians names Barrett chair of Board of Regents

May 31, 2023
Dr. Eileen D. Barrett, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students. Her term began on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Two UNC scholars win 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes

March 23, 2023
Dr. Dane Emmerling and Elana Jaffe are the recipients of the 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes, which honors their scholarship to address public issues, engage communities in collaborative processes that produce or apply knowledge, advance service-learning and civic engagement in higher education, and disseminate their work to a broader public.

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