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.

Miller receives supercomputer grant to investigate multiphase porous medium systems

December 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE program has awarded Dr. Cass Miller and his team time at an Oak Ridge Laboratory supercomputer as part of their research into multiphase porous medium systems.

Wheeler collaborates on publication highlighting disparities in cancer prevention and control

December 16, 2019
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler has collaborated on a supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine, with 12 articles that examine stakeholder-engaged implementation science and population approaches to improve equity in cancer prevention and control.

Twin presence of obesity and undernutrition reflects shifts in global food systems

December 15, 2019
Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues.

Sustainability is key for long-term success of Nigerian family planning initiatives

December 13, 2019
Family planning programs in Nigeria are successful in influencing the population to incorporate the practice of family planning and increase the use of contraception, but a plan to address the sustainability of these effects is necessary for long-term success, according to research from Dr. Ilene Speizer.

Regulating TV ads targeted to children could reduce their exposure to junk food

December 11, 2019
Chile has mandated some of the most stringent and comprehensive regulations of food marketing. New research from the Gillings School finds that after initial regulations were put in place in 2016, preschoolers’ exposure to child-targeted advertising of unhealthy foods decreased by 35%.

10 Gillings faculty members named Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science

December 10, 2019
Ten academics from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were recently named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.

When it comes to crisis response, low-income countries need a defined standard of care

December 9, 2019
In a recent commentary, faculty from the Gillings School call for more urgency in the delivery of quality care to countries experiencing extreme adversity, documenting ongoing crises in Iraq and the devastating impact they have had on human health in the region.

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