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Epidemiology News

Gillings School students claim 7 of Graduate School’s 22 Impact and Horizon awards

April 4, 2018
Seven graduate students from the UNC Gillings School won the Graduate School’s Impact and Horizon awards, established to recognize research that benefits the people of North Carolina.

Some progress seen reducing breast cancer among African American women in Edgecombe County

Racial disparities among breast cancer cases Edgecombe County appears to be less profound than in 2007 when a seminal report on breast cancer was issued, but while some positive change has been seen in ongoing local efforts to improve breast cancer knowledge and care, other efforts have still fallen short. Those are the findings of… Read more »

Adimora, Margolis awarded distinguished professorships

March 22, 2018
Drs. Adaora Adimora and David Margolis, both professors of epidemiology at the Gillings School, have been named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors. The five-year professorship is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC epidemiology department shares official history

March 9, 2018
The first half of the Department of Epidemiology’s rich history has been compiled in a new publication.

Four UNC Gillings School researchers are among the world’s highly cited

March 2, 2018
Four Gillings School faculty members have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list. They are Dr. Ralph Baric (epidemiology), Dr. Noel Brewer (health behavior), Dr. Hans Paerl (environmental sciences and engineering) and Dr. Barry Popkin (nutrition).

Rimer announces Stürmer as new epidemiology chair

December 14, 2017
Dr. Til Stürmer will become chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology on March 1, 2018, pending necessary approvals, including from the UNC board of trustees. Dean Barbara K. Rimer expressed confidence in Stürmer’s deep commitment to assuring that the department remains one of the top programs in the world, and thanked outgoing chair, Dr. Andy Olshan, for 11 years of excellent service.

Epidemiology student featured in UNC IGHID report on reconciling guns and health

February 23, 2018
Doctoral student Josie Caves conducts research about intimate partner violence involving a firearm. “My research goal is to flesh out the circumstances where regulations can lower rates of violence,” Caves says.

Study suggests decreasing time spent depressed could improve HIV outcomes

February 21, 2018
For patients living with HIV, depression is common. A new study links greater time spent depressed with increased likelihood of missing medical appointments, increased risk of HIV treatment failure and higher mortality rates.

Study finds self-collected specimens comparable to physician-collected specimens for STI screening accuracy

February 8, 2018
A new study in Nairobi, Kenya, found that self-collection of specimens was comparable to physician-collection for the screening of four sexually transmitted infections in a population of female sex workers.

Health indicators for newborns of breast cancer survivors may vary by cancer type

February 6, 2018
For breast cancer survivors, the risk of giving birth prematurely, and of other health concerns for their newborns, may depend upon the type of breast cancer they had, according to a study led by Dr. Hazel Nichols. The study was published Jan. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer.