At-home antibody tests can alert people if they need another COVID-19 vaccine

July 11, 2024
This research is timely because, while more than 95% of people in the United States had antibodies from either infection or vaccination by the end of 2022, immunity wanes over time — especially against new variants.

The Abstract: July 8, 2024

July 8, 2024 Whether you’re local or global, student or alumni, the Abstract’s weekly news digest will help you stay in the loop with our amazing Gillings School community. Epidemiology... Read more »

Multi-institutional study to investigate thyroid cancer cases in NC

June 10, 2024
Motivated by concerns about thyroid cancer in several communities in Iredell County, UNC researchers, led by Dr. Andrew Olshan, have launched a multi-institutional study to investigate thyoird cancer incidence in N.C.

The Abstract: June 10, 2024

June 10, 2024 Whether you’re local or global, student or alumni, the Abstract’s weekly news digest will help you stay in the loop with our amazing Gillings School community. Environmental... Read more »

Study shows effectiveness of updated COVID-19 vaccines wanes moderately over time, is lower against currently circulating variants

May 29, 2024
New research led by Dr. Danyu Lin finds that boosters targeting omicron subvariants of SARS-CoV-2 are still providing reasonably durable protection against infection, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, but they are less protective against the now-dominant JN.1 strain.

Oral nucleoside antiviral is progressing toward future pandemic preparedness

May 23, 2024
An orally administered investigational antiviral — obeldesivir — is broadly effective against coronaviruses.

Should your exercise goals be in minutes or steps? Study suggests they are equally beneficial

May 22, 2024
Researchers, including Dr. Kelly Evenson from the Gillings School, have found that both step and time-based exercise targets are equivalently associated with improved health outcomes, extended lifespan and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Genetic discoveries in mice shed light on vulnerability to Ebola virus disease

May 10, 2024
The Gillings School-led research team is hopeful that these new results in mice will be valuable in the quest to find effective treatment and prevention strategies for Ebola virus infection in humans.

4 Gillings community members honored with 2024 awards for mentorship, teaching, research and service

April 29, 2024
Four members of the Gillings School community were selected to receive the School’s most prestigious awards: Dr. Stephen Cole (Larsh Award), Dr. Joseph Ibrahim (McGavran Award), Dr. Joe Brown (Greenberg Award) and Traci L. Baird (Barr Award).

Impact Awards: 7 Gillings School students honored for transformative research contributions

April 18, 2024
Gillings students are seven of the 12 recipients of The Graduate School’s 2024 Impact Awards, recognizing graduate students in programs across disciplines for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for the people of North Carolina.

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