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.

New research shows women potentially can spread Zika virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection

April 18, 2019
Women who are infected with the Zika virus potentially can spread the virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection. The CDC currently says women in Zika endemic areas should not try to conceive for two months following infection, but the new findings bring that recommendation into question.

Researchers link vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy with neurobehavioral and metabolic disorders in offspring

April 16, 2019
The global prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) during pregnancy is high, estimated at up to 80 percent in the United States and up to 100 percent in Northern Europe.

Modeling shows AED drones could double heart attack survival rates

April 9, 2019
Out of the estimated 395,000 adults who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, only six percent survive to hospital discharge. Despite national efforts to improve this rate, it has remained unchanged for the past 30 years.

Study finds gender and age differences in Americans who make use of city parks

April 9, 2019
While Americans struggle to meet national guidelines for physical activity, new research shows that neighborhood parks continue to be underused by certain demographics, highlighting an untapped potential for the role of parks in contributing to the health of U.S. citizens.

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