Gillings student Daniel Malawsky selected as Churchill Scholar

February 6, 2020
Malawsky is one of 15 American scholars selected for this research-focused award, which provides funding for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Study in more than 165,000 participants supports connection between particulate matter air pollution and inflammation

January 21, 2020
A new study indicates that mid- to long-duration exposure to ambient particulate matter in air pollution is associated with increased inflammatory responses in diverse U.S. populations. This research supports an already established connection between exposure to particulate matter and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Preisser approved for research funding for study on incomplete stepped-wedge designs

January 16, 2020
Dr. John S. Preisser has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study incomplete stepped-wedge designs for pragmatic cluster-randomized trials.

UNC awarded $2.91 million to create new ultra-long-acting HIV drug delivery implant

December 2, 2019
Doctoral students Katie Mollan and Bonnie Shook-Sa, along with Dr. Michael Hudgens, are part of an investigative team that recently received a $2.91 million award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create an ultra-long-acting implant for HIV drug delivery.

Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices

November 22, 2019
A study from the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could help predict resistance to treatments for pancreatic cancer — one of the deadliest cancer types.

13 undergraduates from the Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 22, 2019
Thirteen students from UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.

With ~$52M in funding from NIH HEAL Initiative, Gillings School researchers join fight against national opioid crisis

October 1, 2019
To reverse the opioid crisis that continues to grip the United States, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in funding across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. Researchers at the Gillings School are leading one of the 375 grant awards, which focuses on back pain.

Three public health students receive Fulbright awards

September 27, 2019
The recipients are doctoral student Melissa Stockton and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Erin Danford and Abigail Gancz.

New peanut allergy treatment is effective and safe, study finds

September 4, 2019
UNC researchers show that tiny under-the-tongue doses of peanut protein can offer safe and substantial protection against a peanut allergy.

New study asks why people in the rural South suffer poorer health and die sooner

May 22, 2019
Fifty researchers from 15 institutions will examine factors influencing disease risk and resilience in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta.

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