April 6, 2020 The UNC Graduate School has announced that nine of the 17 Impact and Horizon awardees for 2020 are students or recent graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The awards acknowledge student research that benefits the people of North Carolina.
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April 3, 2020 Doctoral student Alex Gertner is teaming up with fellow students and experts across the UNC System to make PPE for health care workers in need. Alumna Pooja Jani is at the epicenter of a pandemic, helping to coordinate New York City's emergency public health response. Meanwhile, alumni Scott Meschke, Christine Stauber and Joe Brown are collaborating on ways to monitor wastewater to track the spread of COVID-19.
March 27, 2020 The graduate program in environmental sciences and engineering is number 15 in the category of Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2021.
March 16, 2020 As countries around the globe work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — which causes the illness COVID-19 — researchers and practitioners in every discipline at the Gillings School are turning their expertise into action to support the pandemic response.
March 16, 2020 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will band together across disciplines to find and formulate solutions for arsenic-induced diabetes in the state. The 5-year program is funded through a highly competitive award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which totals $12.2 million.
Governments need rigorous and consistent standards to address environmental health for people who are displaced
March 6, 2020 Forcibly displaced people face a number of environmental health challenges that can vastly differ depending on the response by the countries that host them. New research from the Gillings School calls for a consistent and thorough set of standards that can address these challenges holistically.
February 20, 2020 “The limitation with [the] traditional approach is that there are many possible control actions and technologies affecting emissions from many different sources, and it is impractical to sort through all the choices,” says Dr. Jason West. “Using a simpler model, we turned that approach around to essentially ask which emission reductions are most cost-effective for improving public health.”
Coronell named to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research's 2019 "Class of Influential Researchers"
December 20, 2019 Dr. Orlando Coronell has been selected as a member of the 2019 Class of Influential Researchers by the American Chemical Society's Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research editorial team.
December 19, 2019 New research from Dr. William Vizuete indicates that the emissions from cannabis cultivation factories for recreational and medicinal use could strongly impact the regional air quality in Denver, Colorado.
December 17, 2019 The U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE program has awarded Dr. Cass Miller and his team time at an Oak Ridge Laboratory supercomputer as part of their research into multiphase porous medium systems.