April 5, 2021 In a new commentary, Gillings School epidemiologists call for an approach to monitoring COVID-19 data that compares risks across racial and ethnic demographics in order to create a more equitable response to the pandemic.
March 29, 2021 A clinical trial at U.S. college campuses, co-led by Dr. Audrey Pettifor, will test if COVID-19 vaccines prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
March 29, 2021 Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta explores the safety consequences of off-label use of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses his research into communication strategies to counter misinformation that exacerbated these consequences.
March 24, 2021 During Carolina's Pandemic Year, when University communicators needed to get lifesaving messages to students and employees, they called on top public health experts who also happen to be Carolina faculty.
March 18, 2021 As part of The Lancet’s Commission on COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics Task Force, Dr. Timothy Sheahan has contributed to a new primer for health care providers addressing common misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
March 2, 2021 The results in a new preprint study from UNC-Chapel Hill suggest that those who have previously had COVID-19 gain a similar level of antibody protection from one dose of vaccine as those who have never had COVID-19 gain from two doses.
March 1, 2021 The UNC Carolina Population Center has received two grants, providing an expected $38.2 million over five years, that together will fund Wave VI of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). Now entering its 28th year of National Institutes of Health funding, Add Health is the largest, most comprehensive, nationally representative and longitudinal study of the health of adolescents who have now aged into adulthood ever undertaken in the United States.
February 22, 2021 Heart and lung disease are leading causes of illness and death in the United States, and the disease burden is unequal across groups defined by race/ethnicity, sex and/or gender, and socioeconomic status. Numerous programs have been proven to reduce heart disease, but too often they are not put into practice in the communities where they are most needed.
February 18, 2021 In a peer-reviewed article published in the American Journal of Public Health, leading scientists and health professionals identify ortho-phthalates as neurotoxic chemicals that increase children's risks for learning, attention and behavioral disorders. In particular, prenatal exposures to phthalates can contribute to attention problems in children.
February 18, 2021 Dr. David Martinez, postdoctoral researcher at the Gillings School, is part of a cohort of 21 early career researchers who were named 2020 Hanna H. Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.