Experiences of racism in adolescence raise risk of depression for Black women

February 22, 2022
Black women who frequently experience racism before age 20 are at higher risk of reporting depressive symptoms in adulthood than those who had fewer experiences of racism in early life, according to research from Gillings School epidemiologists.

Author and activist Edgar Villanueva to speak at Gillings School’s 2022 Commencement

February 18, 2022
Edgar Villanueva, MHA, is an award-winning author, activist and expert on issues of race, wealth and philanthropy. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Gillings School and is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe.

Fernandez and Corbie-Smith author book highlighting vital role of community based change in achieving health equity

February 18, 2022
In a new book co-edited by UNC Gillings alum Dr. Claudia S.P. Fernandez and Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, healthcare experts from nurses to social workers present a way forward which represents a shift away from our fragmented and often judgmental approach to health.

Looking at the impact of COVID-19 on exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya and beyond

February 14, 2022
An ongoing project reveals a perceived sense of milk insufficiency among mothers in Kenya due to food insecurity caused by the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Abstract: February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022

Endowment honors Aitken’s commitment to innovation during Environmental Science and Engineering centennial

February 7, 2022
As part of a series of events to mark its centennial, the UNC Gillings Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering held a symposium in early November that included a special dedication to the late Dr. Michael Aitken and the announcement of an endowment established in his name.

Woods brings science to N.C. communities’ fight against environmental hazards

January 31, 2022
For more than a decade, Dr. Courtney Woods has focused on participatory research – a method that allows her to tap local expertise to support communities experiencing environmental racism. With funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, she created the Environmental Justice Action Research Clinic. It will function like a legal clinic to provide timely technical support to local responses to critical environmental health concerns.

Phares appointed chief scientific officer at National Pharmaceutical Council

January 25, 2022
The National Pharmaceutical Council named Dr. Sharon Phares as their new chief scientific officer. In this role, the UNC Gillings alum will direct strategy and oversee research related to policy issues relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.

The Abstract: January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022

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