Continuing to learn about coronaviruses

January 26, 2024
There is still much to learn about viruses in the coronavirus family. The lab of Dr. Ralph Baric remains among the world’s leaders in coronavirus research, exploring questions like “Where did COVID-19 originate?” and developing treatments for future coronaviruses. 

Can expanding SNAP policies help reduce substance misuse in the US?

January 25, 2024
A recent study from Gillings School researchers shows that state adoption of policies to expand SNAP eligibility could potentially help reduce substance use disorders and overall substance misuse in the U.S.

Formerly incarcerated people have twice the risk of death by suicide, study finds

January 24, 2023
A recent study is the first since 2007 to evaluate the suicide risk of North Carolinians who have been incarcerated compared to those who have not.

The Abstract: January 16, 2024

January 16, 2024
New research from Dr. Nora Franceschini, new honors for Dr. Lisa LaVange and new findings on the significant ROI of a UNC biostatistics degree.

North named associate dean for research at Gillings School

January 12, 2024
Dr. Kari North has been named the associate dean for research at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective March 11.

8 public health faculty win Gillings School’s inaugural Research Excellence Award

January 10, 2024
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the recipients of the first Gillings Research Excellence Awards, recognizing eight faculty members to support their research and professional development.

Is radon linked to a health condition other than lung cancer?

January 5, 2024
New research led by Dr. Eric Whitsel has found that exposure to high levels of radon, an indoor air pollutant, is associated with an increased risk of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential in middle age to older women with ischemic stroke.

Olshan, Desrosiers will use CDC grant to improve understanding of birth defects

December 20, 2023
Two epidemiologists from the Gillings School have received funding from the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to study risk factors for birth defects.

Gillings School announces second annual Public Health Communications Fellows

December 14, 2023
Ethan Chupp and Shriti Pant will join the inaugural fellows as they explore public health communication for local N.C. health departments under the guidance of the Gillings School’s marketing and communications team.

Gillings School announces 6 GIL awards to study generative AI in public health

December 14, 2023
As part of the eighth round of Gillings Innovation Labs, six faculty members were awarded $100,000 each to pursue research using generative artificial intelligence (gAI) that focuses on solving real-world problems over the next two years.

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