Researchers link early-life exposure to wildfire smoke with early use of upper respiratory medication

July 19, 2023
Children exposed to wildfire smoke in the first trimester of pregnancy or the first few weeks after birth are more likely to be prescribed upper respiratory medication earlier in life, according to a new UNC-EPA study.

Nearly 10% of rural counties in the South are losing hospitals

July 18, 2023
A new study led by Dr. Arrianna Planey found that approximately 10% of rural counties in the U.S. South lost one or more hospitals to a closure between 2007 and 2018. Rural areas with a higher proportion of Black and Latinx residents had longer travel times to access the second nearest acute care hospital.

Hearing aids slow cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss and at risk for cognitive decline

July 18, 2023
Results from the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders study found that hearing aids slowed cognitive decline in older adults with mild to moderate hearing loss by 48% in a pre-specified set of participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

Gillings faculty support new Creativity Hub focused on mental health

July 14, 2023
Applying innovative data science methods to existing data offers an opportunity to improve the effectiveness of a highly stressed and fragmented mental health system that is failing children across North Carolina.

UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke to be awarded up to $50 million from the FDA for new research center

July 11, 2023
Triangle CERSI will work with FDA scientists to perform cutting edge scientific research to better inform and support the FDA’s needs.

The Abstract: July 10, 2023

July 10, 2023
New research from biostatistics, health behavior and nutrition, plus a new grant to study lung cancer screening.

Penny Gordon-Larsen named vice chancellor for research

July 5, 2023
Following a national search, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen to serve as vice chancellor of research. She has served as interim vice chancellor for research since March of last year.

UNC Gillings School plays lead role in new Lancet Commission on Evidence-Based Implementation in Global Health

June 27, 2023
The Lancet has announced a new Commission on Evidence-Based Implementation in Global Health, to be chaired by Dr. Herbert Peterson of the Gillings School. The Commission aims to improve how life-saving and life-enhancing interventions are put into practice around the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Weinberger honored with NC’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine

June 15, 2023
Dr. Morris Weinberger was recently honored with the governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, one of the highest honors reserved for those who have made significant contributions to N.C. and their communities through exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.

The Abstract: June 12, 2023

June 12, 2023
New biostatistics awards and research for Garcia and Montoya, a new book from a nutrition alumna, and a list of honors for Gillings researchers.

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