Study in more than 165,000 participants supports connection between particulate matter air pollution and inflammation

January 21, 2020
A new study indicates that mid- to long-duration exposure to ambient particulate matter in air pollution is associated with increased inflammatory responses in diverse U.S. populations. This research supports an already established connection between exposure to particulate matter and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Alcohol ads visible outside Baltimore's liquor stores linked to increased violent crime

January 21, 2020
A new study found that Baltimore liquor outlets with alcohol ads visible from the street had higher levels of homicide, aggravated assault, rape and robbery within 1,000 feet of the premises.

Gillings School's Dean Rimer honored for service

January 21, 2020
Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored with the General Alumni Association's Faculty Service Award.

Matthews honored with lifetime achievement in public health law

January 16, 2020
At the November 2019 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Dr. Gene Matthews was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law award.

Preisser approved for research funding for study on incomplete stepped-wedge designs

January 16, 2020
Dr. John S. Preisser has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study incomplete stepped-wedge designs for pragmatic cluster-randomized trials.

Correcting vaccine misinformation is a difficult process, UNC study shows

January 14, 2020
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers examined how negative media coverage of the HPV vaccine impacted vaccination rates in Denmark to better understand the damage misinformation causes.

Gillings research on broad-spectrum antiviral could aid public health response to coronavirus outbreaks

January 10, 2020
New research from scientists at the Gillings School reveals that, in mice, remdesivir is more therapeutically effective against the Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV) than comparative antiviral treatments. This broad-spectrum antiviral drug could help public health workers respond more rapidly to coronavirus outbreaks.

Gordon-Larsen appointed to NIH Advisory Committee

January 7, 2020
Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen is a professor of nutrition and the associate dean for research at the Gillings School. Recently, she was appointed to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Advisory Council.

Coronell named to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research's 2019 "Class of Influential Researchers"

December 20, 2019
Dr. Orlando Coronell has been selected as a member of the 2019 Class of Influential Researchers by the American Chemical Society's Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research editorial team.

A booming cannabis industry could have critical impact on Denver’s air quality

December 19, 2019
New research from Dr. William Vizuete indicates that the emissions from cannabis cultivation factories for recreational and medicinal use could strongly impact the regional air quality in Denver, Colorado.

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