December 10, 2019 Ten academics from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were recently named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.
November 21, 2019 Dr. Jennifer S. Smith recently was named by Expertscape as a leading expert in the early detection of cancer.
November 18, 2019 Dr. Daniel Westreich has authored Epidemiology by Design: A Causal Approach to the Health Sciences, a new introductory textbook that explores the foundations of epidemiology through the lens of causal inference.
November 7, 2019 New research from UNC Gillings suggests that the simultaneous use of five or more medications may contribute to frailty, which can leave older adults more vulnerable to worsening health outcomes, including hospitalizations, falls, disability and death.
November 7, 2019 Dr. Adaora Adimora of the UNC Gillings School has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine — one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine — for her research on heterosexual HIV transmission and prevention among African Americans.
October 31, 2019 The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Dr. Adaora Adimora leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country.
October 30, 2019 In a commentary written for The Lancet HIV, Dr. Audrey Pettifor calls for more research into the barriers to care that hinder HIV-positive adolescents from receiving and continuing treatment or even being tested at all.
October 28, 2019 According to new findings from researchers at the Gillings School, rice bran has a positive impact on physical growth and healthy microbiomes for infants.
October 17, 2019 Incarcerated individuals who were placed in restrictive housing in North Carolina from 2000 to 2015 were 24% more likely to die in the first year after their release, compared to those who were not held in restrictive housing. In addition, people held in restrictive housing were 78% more likely to die from suicide, 54% more likely to die from homicide and 127% more likely to die from an opioid overdose in the first two weeks after their release.
October 7, 2019 A study by students and faculty at the UNC Gillings School explored whether screening tools that examine social determinants of health in children can accurately identify early indicators of risk. Based on the researchers' comprehensive review of existing literature, it remains unclear whether such screenings — which aim to consider risk factors outside traditional medical information — inform better care for children.