Yeatts wins 2020 ASPPH award for excellence in teaching

January 28, 2020
Dr. Karin Yeatts has been selected by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health as the 2020 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for her commitment to outstanding teaching, research and mentorship.

Report offers promising approaches to make adolescent health programs more effective

January 25, 2020
The United States Department of Health and Human Services should focus funding on holistic, evidence-based, population-wide adolescent health programs that consider adolescent risk-taking as normative, according to a new report.

Linnan honored with paper of the year award for research on workplace health in America

January 23, 2020
Dr. Laura Linnan is first author on a paper about workplace health in the United States that has been chosen by the American Journal of Health Promotion as the Editor-in-Chief Paper of the Year for 2019 and one of nine on the “Best of 2019 List.”

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.

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