200,000 North Carolinians are in the 'Medicaid gap.' What does that mean?

November 18, 2019
North Carolinians who fall in the “Medicaid gap” are less likely to regularly use preventive care and more likely to put off needed care due to cost, finds a new study from the UNC Gillings School.

Devlin named chair of CDC Foundation’s Board of Directors

November 15, 2019
Dr. Leah McCall Devlin has been named chair of the CDC Foundation Board of Directors. The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by the United States Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work.

Gillings School faculty member joins other experts in independent review of air quality standards, urges EPA to take appropriate action

November 12, 2019
Dr. Barbara Turpin serves as part of an expert group — disbanded by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2018 — that has since stepped up as an independent body to provide scientific evidence on air pollution.

The key to advancing HIV cure research? Integrating biomedical and sociobehavioral approaches

November 8, 2019
Dr. Karine Dubé’s work underscores the need to combine behavioral and social sciences research methods in the search for a workable regimen to cure HIV.

Adimora elected to National Academy of Medicine

November 7, 2019
Dr. Adaora Adimora of the UNC Gillings School has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine — one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine — for her research on heterosexual HIV transmission and prevention among African Americans.

UNC Gillings celebrates the legacy of Emeritus Professor and Chair Dr. Peggy Leatt

November 6, 2019
The community at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrates the legacy of Professor and Chair Emeritus Dr. Peggy Leatt, who died on November 3 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Gut microbiota can lessen the toxic effects of arsenic exposure, helping prevent heart disease

October 31, 2019
New research conducted by researchers at the UNC Gillings School suggests that manipulating gut microbiota – microorganisms that live in the digestive tract – can mitigate the effects of arsenic exposure, a known cause of heart disease.

With $19.4M, UNC researchers will combat chronic illnesses linked with HIV

October 31, 2019
The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Dr. Adaora Adimora leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country.

Pettifor highlights need for stronger adolescent HIV treatment and prevention

October 30, 2019
In a commentary written for The Lancet HIV, Dr. Audrey Pettifor calls for more research into the barriers to care that hinder HIV-positive adolescents from receiving and continuing treatment or even being tested at all.

Cancer research team awarded NCI grant to help patients manage financial burdens of treatment

October 24, 2019
Professor Stephanie Wheeler is part of a research team that has received a 4-year, more than $1.87 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of establishing financial navigation services at five rural cancer centers in North Carolina.

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