Researchers discover variants in DNA that significantly influence how the body distributes fat

February 18, 2019
A new breakthrough study, co-led by Dr. Kari North and involving more than 275 international researchers, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The study broadens our understanding of the ways genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity.

Research team proposes healthier living through our mobile devices

February 8, 2019
A team of Gillings School researchers set out to develop a statistical method that can be used in conjunction with data from continuous glucose monitors to help people with Type 1 diabetes better manage their disease. Photo by Alan Levine.

Low doses of formaldehyde not likely to increase risk of cancer in humans

February 6, 2019
Dr. Kun Lu led a recent study that examined the cancer-causing potential of inhaled formaldehyde and found that the risk of developing cancer is significantly lower than expected previously.

Alumna Sally Herndon honored with Levine Award for distinguished work in public health

February 5, 2019
Sally Herndon, 1980 alumna and adjunct instructor in health behavior at the Gillings School, has been named recipient of the 2019 Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award, presented by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Faculty members awarded inaugural grants to improve diagnosis, treatment of cancer

January 29, 2019
Drs. Melissa Troester and Yuchao Jiang were among the recipients of the Computational Medicine Pilot Grant Awards.

Outreach on private well and septic-system maintenance crucial to water quality in ‘underbounded’ communities

December 21, 2018
Many private well owners in areas that have been excluded from municipal water and sewer services are not informed appropriately about the guidelines or importance of routine water testing, according to recent research from faculty members and students at the Gillings School.

Households in Mexico decreased unhealthy drink purchases following tax, study finds

December 14, 2018
Households in Mexico that regularly purchased high quantities of sugar-sweetened beverages purchased significantly fewer of those beverages after a 2014 excise tax was implemented. Drs. Shu Wen Ng and Barry Popkin are study co-authors. Photo by Francesco Gallarotti.

Genetics may determine different clinical outcomes for individuals with atherosclerosis

December 7, 2018
New research suggests that the genetic origins of certain preclinical markers of atherosclerosis, such as accumulation of plaque, may play a role in which clinical outcomes individuals may experience as a result of the disease.

Mark Sobsey honored at retirement symposium

December 4, 2018
A daylong event on Nov. 30 celebrated Dr. Mark Sobsey's more than 40-year career as an environmental scientist. One of the tributes announced at the event is the establishment of a professorship in his honor.

CEHS researchers introduce youngsters to science through museum lab program

February 15, 2018 Dr. Alison Singer and doctoral student Katie Mulvaney led a Jan. 20 children's workshop on pollution at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science.

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