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Weber publishes 50th paper about coronaviruses and COVID-19

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.

Professorship supports Manga’s work to unlock secrets of safe sanitation

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.

Gaps in screening leave many NC children at risk of lead exposure

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.

The Abstract: May 31, 2022

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.