More steps per day tied with lower diabetes risk

August 18, 2022
"Our message is that people should take as many steps as possible throughout the day at any walk pace, trying to work in a brisk walk for part of the day to gain the greatest benefit in lowering their risk of diabetes."

The Abstract: August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022
Hincapie-Castillo assesses COVID-19 dashboards in public schools, Rothenberg is named RTI International's Mentee of the Year and students from biostatistics are honored for research.

Gillings faculty complete innovative Round 6, COVID-19 GILs

August 12, 2022
Gillings faculty have recently completed four GILs, including two from Round 6 of GIL funding and two from the special COVID-19 round of funding. The results of their work have furthered our understanding of energy storage, brain health, environmental exposures, viral transmission, pandemic response and more.

Staley wins Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

August 4, 2022
Brooke Staley, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and former co-chair of the Minority Student Caucus, was selected as one of 38 awardees in the 2022 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship competition.

The Abstract: July 25, 2022

July 25, 2022
Gillings researchers are recognized for work in pharmacoepidemiology, public health leadership and marine environmental sciences, and a recent alumnus receives outstanding dissertation honors.

Immune modulator drugs improved survival for people hospitalized with COVID-19

July 15, 2022
A clinical trial led by the NIH, with support from the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Gillings School, recently showed that using infliximab or abatacept to treat adults hospitalized with COVID-19 did not shorten recovery time but did improve survival rates.

Martinez honored with Dr. Eddie Méndez Award from Fred Hutch

July 8, 2022
Dr. David Martinez is one of 10 postdoctoral researchers from underrepresented groups in science honored with Fred Hutch's fourth annual Dr. Eddie Méndez Award for outstanding research contributions.

Preventative therapy for malaria has positive effect on baby birth weight, unless intestinal pathogens are present

June 29, 2022
Recently published in eBioMedicine, this study represents work that originated with the late Gillings School professor Dr. Steve Meshnick.

The Abstract: June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022
Cole receives a prestigious epidemiological research award, Kahkoska aims to study a new approach to T1D glucose monitoring, and Ringel-Kulka publishes a new study on oral hygiene and periodontal health.

Removing Medicaid prescription restrictions could improve treatment for opioid use disorder

June 24, 2022
Removing the Medicaid requirement for prior approval to fill prescriptions for buprenorphine, a common treatment for opioid use disorder, could lead to more patients gaining access to this life-saving medication.

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