16 undergraduates from the Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 3, 2021
Sixteen students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.

Financial incentives for COVID-19 vaccination are effective, finds evaluation of NC program by NCDHHS, NCCU and UNC-Chapel Hill

October 25, 2021
The $25 Summer Card pilot program operated by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) was successful in encouraging COVID-19 vaccination, according to a published research letter by authors from NCDHHS, North Carolina Central University and the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.

UNC researchers awarded $9.25 million to study DNA variance related to disease

September 30, 2021
Dr. Michael Love, assistant professor of biostatistics at the Gillings School, is a co-investigator on a new five-year project — part of the $185 million Impact of Genomic Variation on Function Consortium, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

New study gives insight into how often COVID-19 spreads through households

August 30, 2021
The study reports on how frequently COVID-19 spreads to other people living in the same household as someone diagnosed with the illness. The researchers emphasize that having many people living in one household is a major factor in infection risk, which disproportionately affects communities of color.

The Abstract: August 23, 2021

The Abstract: August 23, 2021

New study aims to help stroke survivors achieve blood pressure goals

July 28, 2021
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded the Wake Forest School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health a $29.9 million grant to help stroke survivors prevent a second stroke by controlling blood pressure.

White matter plays a complex role in brain health

July 2, 2021
New research from UNC-Chapel Hill suggests that some diseases affecting white matter may be associated with structural and genetic abnormalities in the brain, which sheds further light on the complex genetic relationship between white matter, brain disease and mental health.

Two Gillings undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors

June 29, 2021
Fourteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — including two with majors at the Gillings School — have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2021 study abroad programs in Asia.

Ancestral diversity affects biomarkers of kidney function, study finds

June 3, 2021
DNA methylation (DNAm) is known to be linked with kidney function, but earlier research had not revealed whether human diversity affects this association. Now, a study has reported several new trans-ethnic and ethnic-specific DNAm associations with kidney function. This is an important finding for public health because it informs future steps to understand and address epigenomic diversity.

Taking more steps daily may lead to a longer life

May 20, 2021
Taking more steps per day, either all at once or in shorter spurts, may help you live longer, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference 2021.

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