Multi-institutional study to investigate thyroid cancer cases in NC

June 10, 2024
Motivated by concerns about thyroid cancer in several communities in Iredell County, UNC researchers, led by Dr. Andrew Olshan, have launched a multi-institutional study to investigate thyoird cancer incidence in N.C.

The Abstract: June 10, 2024

June 10, 2024 Whether you’re local or global, student or alumni, the Abstract’s weekly news digest will help you stay in the loop with our amazing Gillings School community. Environmental... Read more »

UNC Gillings researcher participates in $6.5 million grant to study links between human health and Great Lakes algal blooms

June 6, 2024
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Dr. Hans W. Paerl will join researchers at the University of Michigan for a five-year federal grant to host a center for studying links between climate change, harmful algal blooms and human health.

Building upon foundational leadership in maternal and child health

June 4, 2024
At the end of July, the Gillings School will bid farewell to retiring chair of maternal and child health Dr. Carolyn Halpern. Her legacy includes the hiring of new tenure-track and tenured faculty who are tackling important issues of maternal and child health equity. 

Informal water contracts could provide quicker, cheaper ways to reduce impact of droughts

May 31, 2024
Research led by environmental scientists at the Gillings School suggests that cost-effective informal water contracts could be a quicker and more affordable way to bring water to cities and homes during droughts and other emergencies.

Zhu named editor of JASA-Applications and Case Studies

May 31, 2024
In his role, Zhu will be responsible for overseeing around 300 submissions per year and appointing new associate editors (AEs) across varying topics.

Study shows effectiveness of updated COVID-19 vaccines wanes moderately over time, is lower against currently circulating variants

May 29, 2024
New research led by Dr. Danyu Lin finds that boosters targeting omicron subvariants of SARS-CoV-2 are still providing reasonably durable protection against infection, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, but they are less protective against the now-dominant JN.1 strain.

Oral nucleoside antiviral is progressing toward future pandemic preparedness

May 23, 2024
An orally administered investigational antiviral — obeldesivir — is broadly effective against coronaviruses.

Should your exercise goals be in minutes or steps? Study suggests they are equally beneficial

May 22, 2024
Researchers, including Dr. Kelly Evenson from the Gillings School, have found that both step and time-based exercise targets are equivalently associated with improved health outcomes, extended lifespan and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Remembering Pete Andrews

May 20, 2024
Andrews embodied the interdisciplinarity at the root of public policy as an academic endeavor, committed to tackling public problems—especially environmental challenges—with a variety of methods over the course of a distinguished career.

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