Law enforcement, gun retailers can provide temporary gun storage in times of suicide risk

October 30, 2018
A unique study co-authored by Dr. Robert Agans is the first to examine how local law enforcement agencies and gun retailers can offer temporary gun storage to prevent suicide in their communities. The study was published Oct. 11 in the American Journal of Public Health.

Grant to support study of preconceptual health of Latinas and its association with child overweight, obesity

October 21, 2018
Dr. Daniela Sotres-Alvarez has received a grant of $704,562 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Photo by Jhon David.

Researchers examine relationship of campus policies to prevalence of campus sexual assault

October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.

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.

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