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Study demonstrates benefits among people living with HIV who inject drugs

September 5, 2018
Gillings School researchers are part of an international team reporting promising findings related to the prevention of HIV transmission among people who are HIV-positive and use injectable drugs and their partners. The key findings of HPTN 074, part of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), were published Aug. 30 in The Lancet.

Agans and Fines awarded research funding from NC TraCS

September 4, 2018
Biostatistics faculty members Drs. Robert Agans and Jason Fine are among those who received funding awards from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute in August.

MSCR student awarded grants to study post-hospital care utilization for colorectal surgery patients

July 31, 2018
Dr. Stephanie Lumpkin, student in the Master of Science in Clinical Research program at the Gillings School, has been awarded two grants for her study, “Exploring Post-discharge Care Utilization in Colorectal Surgery Patients.”

Alumnus DuBois Bowman selected as University of Michigan’s dean of public health

July 20, 2018
Dr. DuBois Bowman, 2000 biostatistics alumnus of the Gillings School, has been named dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, effective Oct. 15. His research has focused upon improving mental health and neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and depression.

Styblo, Wu awarded CEHS pilot study grants

June 22, 2018
Drs. Miroslav Styblo (nutrition) and Di Wu (biostatistics) were awarded 2018-2019 Pilot Projects Program grants by the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS).

Gillings School researchers join ‘creativity hubs’ to fight obesity, improve water access

May 8, 2018
Eighteen researchers from the Gillings School are part of the two newly awarded Carolina Creativity Hubs, which will leverage interdisciplinary work to fight obesity and improve water access.

Eight faculty members win Teaching Innovation Awards

April 22, 2018
Eight faculty members were selected by students at the Gillings School as the 2018 Teaching Innovation Award winners. They are Dr. Carolyn Crump, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Whitney Robinson, Kathy Roggenkamp, Dr. Meghan Shanahan, Dr. Jason Surratt, Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Vaughn Upshaw.

Four UNC Gillings students named Phillips Ambassadors

April 18, 2018
Gillings School students William Keith Blanks Jr., Wei Chang, Blythe King and Julie Nguyen will represent UNC in Asia as Phillips Ambassadors.

UNC study suggests DNA methylation as potential biomarker for cervical dysplasia

April 6, 2018
A new study co-authored by researchers in the UNC Gillings School is among the first to assess DNA methylation of imprinted genes as a potential biomarker for the progression of cervical dysplasia.

Study finds self-collected specimens comparable to physician-collected specimens for STI screening accuracy

February 8, 2018
A new study in Nairobi, Kenya, found that self-collection of specimens was comparable to physician-collection for the screening of four sexually transmitted infections in a population of female sex workers.