July 9, 2020 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Gilead Sciences report that remdesivir greatly inhibited SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in human lung cell cultures and also improved lung function in mice infected with the virus.
July 6, 2020 The National Institutes of Health have launched a public-private partnership to identify effective treatments for COVID-19. Dr. Lisa LaVange of the Gillings School is supporting two committees in the partnership.
July 6, 2020 Exactly how does coronavirus spread in the air? What will get kids’ vaccinations back on track across the United States? How can public health practitioners work with church communities to spread accurate information about COVID-19? These are just three of the questions being explored by Gillings School researchers and their collaborators through a special COVID-19 round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards.
July 6, 2020 A recent study — the largest of its kind in any non-European population — demonstrates that while different populations of people share similar genetic predispositions for Type 2 diabetes, they also have some genetic variations that can alter their susceptibility to developing the disease.
July 3, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper has named Dr. Sandra B. Greene vice chair of the North Carolina State Healthcare Coordinating Council. This group develops the annual State Medical Facilities Plan, which guides health planning for N.C. health care facilities and services.
Reiter, Song co-author new edition of textbook on financial management for health care organizations
July 1, 2020 Drs. Kristin Reiter and Paula Song have collaborated on the seventh edition of Gapenski’s Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management, to be released this month.
June 30, 2020
Dr. Bill Sollecito will retire in June after 23 years of service on the faculty of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
June 29, 2020 In January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Gillings School alumna and adjunct faculty member Dr. Lisa Koonin, one of the "architects of social distancing," to develop guidance for the health system's response to COVID-19.
June 29, 2020 Researchers at the Gillings School have identified a possible testing model for SARS-CoV-2 that could rapidly and efficiently screen 2 to 20 times as many people as an individual molecular-based test could.
North Carolina sees highest estimates to-date in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in 8-year-olds
June 25, 2020 The 2020 Community Report on Autism from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes research from Dr. Julie Daniels, has found that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder detected in 8-year-olds in North Carolina was significantly higher than the national average. It also found that the prevalence detected in 4-year-olds was lower.