September 9, 2021 Scientists found several species of bacteria in floodwaters left behind by 2018’s Hurricane Florence, according to a new study from researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
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August 24, 2021 Drs. Mark Sobsey and Steven Meshnick were two early recipients of Gillings Innovation Lab awards that proposed public health improvements to global communities and provided instrumental mentorship to students and faculty at UNC and the Gillings School today.
August 10, 2021 PFAS — short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are found in many common products and have been linked to negative health effects in animals, but their health effects in humans are largely unknown. In an effort to shed light on this concerning scientific question, researchers with the PFAS Testing (PFAST) Network have submitted a comprehensive report and accompanying recommendations to the North Carolina General Assembly.
July 19, 2021 A team of environmental health experts proposed a radical improvement in sanitation for informal communities in Maputo, Mozambique, in an effort to reduce intestinal infections in young children. They found, however, that the risk of infection is so high that sanitation improvements alone may not be enough to significantly improve health.
July 6, 2021 In many low- and lower middle-income countries, great natural wealth contrasts with a desire for economic development. In two recent publications, Dr. Noah Kittner explores the ideal balance of wind, solar and hydropower in Myanmar and discusses financial compensation for solar energy generation in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
July 1, 2021 Using the TCAT model, researchers are upending traditional methods of fluid flow calculation. Physics at this microscale provide a fundamental groundwork for solving problems that are of interest to society.
May 14, 2021 Batteries could be critical in the transition to clean energy, but the same characteristics that make them attractive could enable users to exploit the electric power system for private profit while increasing overall costs and making grid management more difficult.
Remembering Bill Small, who “assisted, encouraged, inspired and advocated on behalf of thousands of students” at the Gillings School
April 22, 2021 William T. “Bill” Small Jr., compassionate student mentor and champion of equity in public health education, died on April 18. He tirelessly served the students of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and in particular students of color, for 28 years.
April 21, 2021 Students at the Gillings School voted recently to select seven of the School’s most innovative classroom teachers for the annual Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.