The Abstract: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023
Check out highlights and winners from the Biostatistics Undergraduate Summer Internship Research Symposium! Plus, new findings and funding for Gillings School researchers in biostatistics, environmental sciences and engineering, epidemiology, and more.

McPheeters appointed to CDC Foundation board

August 23, 2023
The CDC Foundation recently announced the appointment of UNC Gillings alumna Dr. Melissa McPheeters to its board of directors.

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.

New research finds risk from hot weather depends partly on where you live

July 31, 2023
“As far as we know, this is the first study to determine that among people at high risk for heat-related cardiovascular problems, people living in urban heat islands are especially vulnerable.”

Phillips honored with prestigious Barry Scholarship for University of Oxford study

July 20, 2023
Ethan Phillips, a recent Gillings School graduate in health policy and management, has been named a 2023 recipient of the John and Diana Barry Scholarship, which provides full funding for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

“Natural” claims on fruity drinks mislead parents

July 19, 2023
Gillings-led research has found that claims of “natural” or “100% all natural” on sugary fruit juices increase parents’ interest in buying these beverages for their children and lead parents to the mistaken belief that these drinks are healthier and contain less added sugar.

Just the Facts

June 12, 2023
Andy Warhol never met William Hubbard or Jerry Mande ’83 (MPH). But the pop artist who turned soup can labels into art might have admired the uber-ubiquitous, award-winning “Nutrition Facts” food label the two alumni created. Their iconic and often-imitated design had an extravagant goal — to prevent illness and save health care spending.

The Abstract: June 12, 2023

June 12, 2023
New biostatistics awards and research for Garcia and Montoya, a new book from a nutrition alumna, and a list of honors for Gillings researchers.

Gillings alum Cathy Bradley named as Colorado School of Public Health’s next dean

June 7, 2023
Dr. Bradley will become the school’s first female dean.

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