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.

Estrogen byproducts linked to survival in breast cancer patients

May 8, 2019
A new study outlines the potential to gauge survival statistics of breast cancer patients by measuring estrogen byproducts.

Lack of fresh food on the Galápagos’ San Cristóbal Island contributes to obesity

May 6, 2019
A new study provides insight into the food landscape and nutrition-related behaviors on San Cristóbal Island.

Three Gillings School researchers recognized for ‘best papers’ by ES&T

May 2, 2019
The researchers have been acknowledged by the journal for outstanding work in environmental chemistry and environmental pollution.

Histone deacetylase inhibitors used in the reversal of latent HIV do not compromise immune function

April 23, 2019
For this clinical trial, blood cells from HIV-positive participants receiving treatment with either Vorinostat or Panobinostat — both drug compounds that inhibit histone deacetylases — were evaluated to test the treatments’ impacts on the cells. "Our research," said Dr. David Margolis, "shows that the use of HDAC inhibitors in HIV-positive people has been safe.”

Survey shows half of all workplaces in America offer health and wellness programs

April 22, 2019
Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the United States, according to researchers at the Gillings School, the CDC and RTI International. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs, and 17 percent of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs.

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