Peterson inducted as Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

June 19, 2019
Dr. Herbert Peterson, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School, was inducted June 15 as a Fellow Honoris Causa of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The ceremony took place at the RCOG headquarters in London.

UNC scientists discover a powerful antibody that inhibits multiple strains of norovirus

June 18, 2019
This breakthrough brings researchers closer than ever to an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach virus.

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study innovative weight loss program for primary care patients

June 12, 2019
The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to run a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss program based on an adapted form of the Mediterranean diet.

UNC researchers explore health networks’ ethical obligation to respond to hospital closures

June 12, 2019
As rural hospital closures become more common, many patients are left without sources of care, raising ethical questions about hospitals’ and clinicians’ responsibilities during and after closures.

Perspective: Legislative gridlock leaves Affordable Care Act in limbo

June 11, 2019
In a Perspective column for the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Jonathan Oberlander explores the challenges a divided government poses for the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Falsified and substandard medicines are a threat to public health

June 11, 2019
The production and sale of falsified and substandard medicines is a public health pandemic that requires greater national and international oversight, according to a recent review article from a team of public health researchers and industry leaders.

Mayer-Davis receives American Diabetes Association’s Kelly West Award

May 30, 2019
The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Mayer-Davis has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters focused on the epidemiology of diabetes in youth and young adults.

Three from Gillings School receive Society for Epidemiologic Research awards

May 22, 2019
Alumni and current and former faculty from the Gillings School will receive three of the five Society for Epidemiologic Research Awards at the society's annual meeting in June.

CDC awards UNC research center $3.75 million to study chronic disease prevention

May 17, 2019
The grant will fund research to address the challenge of scaling up the Med-South Lifestyle Program, an evidence-based diet and physical activity intervention.

Gut microbiota may provide clues to the development and progression of anorexia nervosa

May 16, 2019
Dr. Ian Carroll and his team are entering the final year of a $2.3 million grant to study how the intestinal microbiota impacts anxiety and weight regulation.

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