UNC-led study links exposure to metals in NC well water to preterm birth risk

November 10, 2023
The new study found that in North Carolina, prenatal exposure to certain metals in private well water was linked with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth. 

UNC Hosts Largest Global Event on Water and Health

November 7, 2023 The UNC Water and Health Conference has become the world’s largest annual international conference dedicated exclusively to water and health. The Conference is hosted by the Water... Read more »

Gillings MPH graduates propose community building program for LGBTQ+ adults in Durham

October 27, 2023
Three recent Gillings School alumni sought to create a program for positive LGBTQ+ representation and connection in Durham County, North Carolina, in their master's paper project.

The Abstract: October 23, 2023

October 23, 2023
Two UNC alumni named to ASPPH/CDC fellowship, Dr. Shabbar Ranapurwala receives new grant funding and UNC CFAR researchers continue to rank high in citation impact.

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.

Gillings students, alumni and faculty contribute to NCMJ themed issue on violence prevention

September 25, 2023
Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.

Improving access to public toilets can reduce health hazards in cities 

September 21, 2023
Public toilets are uncommon in American cities. Combined with the growing problem of homelessness, uncontained fecal wastes have been widely documented – a result of what researchers refer to as “open defecation.”  

The Abstract: September 18, 2023

September 15, 2023
Current and future leaders in public health are receiving major honors! Emily Ha has received the AUPHA Corris Boyd Scholarship, Dr. Karla Buru was recognized as one of de Beaumont's 40 Under 40 in Public Health and Fawn Rhodes was selected as one of WILMA Magazine's Women to Watch.

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.

Entrepreneurs of Color Program connects students and alumni at Gillings

September 7, 2023
The Entrepreneurs of Color program is creating a community for Gillings students and alumni entrepreneurs to connect.

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