Grant explores little-understood effects of wildfire smoke

June 16, 2022
A new study from recent MPH@UNC graduate Emilly Grant assesses what scientists currently know about the long-term health effects of wildfire exposure – and what they don’t. Her findings underscore an urgent need for greater scrutiny of these health impacts in the face of growing risk from devastating wildfires that are increasing in frequency.

Ndely-Ogundipe brings inclusive design to Presidential Innovation Fellows

June 1, 2022
Emilia Ndely-Ogundipe has been selected for the 2022 White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. In this role, she will work with the U.S. Department of Labor to develop impactful products and services that center users.

UNC researchers examine better treatment delivery options as opioid use disorders continue to increase

June 1, 2022
The number of people dying from opioid use disorder has skyrocketed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Gertner, a recent UNC MD-PhD Program graduate, is focused on finding better ways to provide treatment in order to save lives.

Gaps in screening leave many NC children at risk of lead exposure

June 1, 2022
Exposure to lead can be harmful to a child's development. A new study led by Gillings School alumna Dr. Elizabeth Kamai suggests that North Carolina's current high-risk screening practices may fail to identify thousands of children with elevated blood lead levels.

The Abstract: May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022
Dr. Tanya Garcia receives a mentorship award, Dr. Eileen Barrett is named chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, and maternal and child health researchers publish a new report on workforce training.

UNC research identifies genetic variations linked to brain activity, mental health

May 27, 2022
Researchers have uncovered 45 common genetic variations that could help health care providers better understand the genetic factors that impact behavioral and mental health and identify those who may be at higher risk for neurological disorders.

Aubert appointed interim dean of Brown University School of Public Health

May 18, 2022
The Brown University School of Public Health has selected Dr. Ronald Aubert to serve as interim dean.

Gillings community members honored with 2022 awards for mentorship, teaching, research and service

April 18, 2022
Four members of the Gillings School community were selected to receive the School’s most prestigious awards: Drs. Andrew Olshan (Larsh Award), Daniel Westreich (McGavran Award), Clare Barrington (Greenberg Award) and Dilshad Jaff (Barr Award).

Greater diversity in genetic studies helps researchers uncover new insights

April 13, 2022
Researchers from Penn State and the Gillings School identified 42 regions of the genome related to health and growth by examining data from Hispanic/Latino individuals.

Zhao receives The Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

April 12, 2022
Dr. Bingxin Zhao, a doctoral graduate from the Gillings School's Department of Biostatistics, is one of four recipients of The Graduate School's 2022 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award.

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