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.

UNC landmark study paves the way for universal obstetric ultrasound

April 7, 2022
Establishing accurate gestational age with ultrasound early in pregnancy is essential to delivering high-quality care. Yet, the high cost for equipment and the need for trained sonographers limits its use in low-resource settings. A new study introduces a novel opportunity to democratize obstetric ultrasound.

The Abstract: March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022
New research and honors for faculty in epidemiology and biostatistics and a memorial to epidemiology alumna Aliza Liebman.

Anstrom to lead Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center

February 11, 2022
Dr. Kevin Anstrom joined the Gillings School faculty on February 1. He is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics and the new director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center.

Study shows COVID-19 vaccines provide lasting protections

January 12, 2022
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that, despite breakthrough infections, COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death. The findings support the use of boosters to provide ongoing protection.

Study links fewer steps per day, slower movement with decreased odds of weight gain in Hispanic/Latinos

January 9, 2022
In a new study, UNC researchers found surprising results upon examining relationships between number and speed of steps per day and six-year changes in obesity among participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.

Four-year study highlights complexity of diabetes health inequities

December 21, 2021
A recent article published online by the journal Diabetes Care aims to untangle racial and ethnic health disparities that affect youth and young adults with Type 1 diabetes.

Checking in with COVID-19 Gillings Innovation Labs

November 24, 2021
Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.

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