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.

Zeisel receives AICR’s Distinguished Service Award

May 16, 2019
The award recognizes professionals with outstanding contributions to research and/or education related to nutrition, physical activity and weight management in the field of cancer, as well as extraordinary leadership, commitment and service to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Physical activity is one of the keys to cancer prevention

May 15, 2019
Cancer researchers advocate that physical activity and exercise should be chief components of cancer care and prevention. This week in Chapel Hill, scientists from the American Institute of Cancer Research confirm the direct influence of regular exercise upon reducing cancer risk as part of their annual meeting.

Gillings School team receives $6.2 million to study metabolic underpinnings of obesity-associated cardiovascular disease

May 15, 2019
The grant, which is from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will help researchers better understand the biologic mechanisms behind obesity’s impact on metabolic pathways.

Maman elected faculty director of Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

May 13, 2019
The Center, which is one of six Rotary Peace Centers worldwide, trains students to become leaders in the fields of peace building and conflict resolution.

Five Gillings School faculty win major awards for teaching, mentoring, research and service

May 10, 2019
Leaders at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced the winners of four of the School’s most prestigious awards.

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