Harrison named NCALHD Health Director of the Year

March 25, 2024
Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH, health director for Granville-Vance Public Health (GVPH) and Gillings School alumna, was honored for her decade-plus commitment to leading GVPH and lifting the work, value and voice of health departments locally, statewide and at the national level.

Rimer, Martin honored with ASPPH awards for lifetime achievement, research excellence

March 19, 2024
Two Gillings School faculty members were named 2024 award winners by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Dr. Barbara K. Rimer will receive the Welch-Rose Award for lifetime achievements and Dr. Chantel L. Martin will receive the Early Career Research Excellence Award.

Honoring Dr. James Swenberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering

March 4, 2024
James Swenberg, DVM, DACVP, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, died October 5, 2023. There will be a Scientific Symposium to honor him and his work on March 22 from 3–5 p.m. in 133 Rosenau Hall at the Gillings School.

Pink ribbon marketing on alcohol reveals need for ‘pinkwashing’ awareness

February 26, 2024
Pinkwashed ads for certain beer products led viewers to believe those products had greater health benefits and increased their perception of the brand as favorable and socially responsible, according to a study co-led by Gillings School researchers.

Menthol cigarette bans could lead nearly a quarter of smokers to quit

February 21, 2024
A new study from Gillings School researchers has found that that banning the sale of menthol cigarettes could lead to a meaningful reduction in smoking rates.

Upshaw named chair of newly formed Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice

February 9, 2024
Dr. Vaughn Upshaw led the Leadership in Practice concentration of the Gillings School's Master of Public Health degree, and she will continue to direct the Public Health Leadership Certificate program.

Study links gender nonconformity and sexual orientation with lower socioeconomic status

February 6, 2024
Socioeconomic status — frequently measured as a combination of education, income and occupation — has a huge impact on health outcomes.

The Abstract: February 5, 2024

February 5, 2024
New faculty honors and achievements for Woods, Zhu and Stuebe, plus new research funding and publications for doctoral students in health policy and management and biostatistics.

Infant feeding toolkit supports family caregivers by highlighting importance of mental health, social support and adequate time

February 1, 2024
By providing easy-to-use guidance on relevant measurement tools, researchers hope to promote broader incorporation of caregiver resources into child feeding interventions.

University collaboration to create public depository of nearly 4 million documents associated with NC vaping settlement

February 2, 2024
A partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Libraries and the University of California, San Francisco will create an online searchable public depository of roughly 4 million internal documents from the state of North Carolina’s $47.8 million settlement with electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs.

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