Hursting moves into 16th year of Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant

September 13, 2019
“Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?

New peanut allergy treatment is effective and safe, study finds

September 4, 2019
UNC researchers show that tiny under-the-tongue doses of peanut protein can offer safe and substantial protection against a peanut allergy.

Sharing breast milk is increasingly common, but its impact on infant nutrition is understudied

September 4, 2019
Though many families worldwide turn to various methods of human milk exchange to feed and nourish their infants, researchers have done little to explore the impact of sharing breast milk on infant health outcomes and malnutrition.

UNC Gillings community mourns Professor Emeritus John Anderson

August 29, 2019
Dr. John Joseph Baxter Anderson, 85, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away August 21 at UNC Hospitals. "Beloved by faculty, staff and students throughout the School, John was an esteemed colleague, mentor and friend."

Two health behavior faculty receive NIH Career Development Awards

August 22, 2019
Dr. Marissa Hall will design and evaluate pictorial health warnings for food products. Dr. Sarah Mills will model the public health impact of a national menthol cigarette ban.

Gillings School redoubles efforts on implementation science and HIV in South Africa

August 20, 2019
What connects South Africa, the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and public health teaching and research? Two words: Implementation science.

History of missed medical visits predicts who is most likely to fall out of HIV care

August 20, 2019
HIV patients who missed medical visits within the past year are more likely to be no-shows in the future, according to new research from the Gillings School. This finding offers insight on how providers can proactively identify patients at risk of missing visits and take steps to support their appearance at future appointments.

Obesity accelerates risk for health complications in young adults with Type 1 diabetes

August 16, 2019
Obesity in youth and young adults with Type 1 diabetes can lead to early cardiovascular complications in as few as 10 years following diabetes diagnosis, according to new research from the Gillings School.

‘Mentorship is a way of life’: Ribisl named as Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor

August 15, 2019
Dr. Kurt Ribisl has been appointed as the inaugural Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor in Health Behavior. His appointment began June 1. Dr. Jo Anne Earp, for whom the professorship is named, is a nationally recognized health behavior researcher and educator.

UNC panel releases report on thyroid cancer trends in NC

August 14, 2019
Something was wrong in Iredell County. From 1995 to 2016, the rate of thyroid cancer was more than double the expected rate for the entire state.

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