July 1, 2019 “Dr. Baric and his team are working on some of the greatest threats to the future of mankind and animals,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer. “Emerging infections know no boundaries and threaten us today in a way the world has never experienced. Dr. Baric is not just an amazing scientist; he is heroic!”
June 19, 2019 A new study uncovers 65 genetic variants found in understudied minority populations that could lead to improved precision medicine for those groups.
June 18, 2019 This breakthrough brings researchers closer than ever to an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach virus.
June 12, 2019 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will lead a study to examine how dengue and Zika interplay during gestation and childhood, thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
May 22, 2019 Alumni and current and former faculty from the Gillings School will receive three of the five Society for Epidemiologic Research Awards at the society's annual meeting in June.
May 22, 2019 Each May — National Stroke Awareness Month — people become acutely aware of the enormous challenge that strokes pose for individual well-being and public health. At the Gillings School, researchers and students confront the challenge year-round.
Gillings School team receives $6.2 million to study metabolic underpinnings of obesity-associated cardiovascular disease
May 15, 2019 The grant, which is from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will help researchers better understand the biologic mechanisms behind obesity’s impact on metabolic pathways.
May 13, 2019 More than 550 students were awarded degrees at the Gillings School's Commencement ceremony, with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates all well represented.
May 10, 2019 Leaders at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced the winners of four of the School’s most prestigious awards.
May 9, 2019 A content analysis of U.S. newspaper and television news coverage about the Zika virus shows that the media failed to emphasize critical information about sexual transmission of the disease or how travelers should approach significant barriers to practicing Zika-prevention measures.