June 23, 2022 Infectious disease expert Dr. David Weber has reached a formidable hallmark: his 50th publication about coronaviruses and COVID-19. His research has played an important role in creating new policies and ways that we can keep ourselves and patients safe in community and hospital settings.
June 22, 2022 Top pharmaceutical research organization IQVIA has appointed Dr. Christina Mack, alumna and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings, as chief scientific officer for the company’s Real World Solutions arm.
June 15, 2022 Friend, mentor, teacher, researcher and scholar Dr. Gerardo Heiss passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, in Chapel Hill.
June 9, 2022 Researchers discuss the lack of diversity in epigenomic studies, which undermines scientists’ ability to understand the causes and risks of disease in different groups of people.
June 2, 2022 The new technology is estimated to detect cases of trachomatous trichiasis with 92% accuracy.
June 2, 2022 Dr. Musa Manga, whose postdoctoral research upended conventional wisdom about safe sanitation, adds to environmental health and engineering expertise at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. His appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering on June 1, 2022, bolsters ESE’s century-long record of responding to, planning for and working to mitigate evolving water-related public health threats.
June 1, 2022 Amanda Holliday is working to address elder food insecurity in North Carolina. An associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Gillings School, she also serves on a new state Task Force on Healthy Aging.
June 1, 2022 Exposure to lead can be harmful to a child's development. A new study led by Gillings School alumna Dr. Elizabeth Kamai suggests that North Carolina's current high-risk screening practices may fail to identify thousands of children with elevated blood lead levels.
May 31, 2022 Dr. Tanya Garcia receives a mentorship award, Dr. Eileen Barrett is named chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, and maternal and child health researchers publish a new report on workforce training.
May 27, 2022 In an invited perspective written earlier this year, UNC Gillings faculty member Dr. Joe Brown weighs innovative strategies for more productive use of human and animal waste with potential negative side effects.