UNC Gillings School to host new CDC center for outbreak forecasting, response

September 19, 2023
The Gillings School is one of 13 funded partners working with the CDC’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics to establish the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling (ODAM) Network. This funding will support the creation of the Atlantic Coast Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Analytics, which will serve as the OADM Coordinating Center and as a Center of Innovation.

Lusajo Kajula, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, encourages Gillings students to ‘think globally’

September 14, 2023
This fall, Dr. Lusajo Kajula will be sharing her global health expertise with Gillings students and the Durham County Health Department as the Gillings School's first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.

How to give and ask for mental health support

September 5, 2023
Dr. Edwin Fisher, a Carolina clinical psychologist and professor of health behavior at the Gillings School, explains peer support for mental health and offers tips to help yourself and others.

Where Public Health and Academia Intersect: Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge

August 31, 2023
In this interview, Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge discusses how she translates her research at the Gillings School into actionable strategies for the Granville-Vance Health Department.

The Abstract: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023
Check out highlights and winners from the Biostatistics Undergraduate Summer Internship Research Symposium! Plus, new findings and funding for Gillings School researchers in biostatistics, environmental sciences and engineering, epidemiology, and more.

NC youth leaders champion vaping prevention at inaugural UNC-led summit

August 24, 2023
On July 24-26, the Gillings School hosted youth leaders and adult supporters for an inaugural summit to learn about evidence-based vaping prevention strategies, develop advocacy skills and build coalitions with other youth leaders in North Carolina. The summit was supported by the state's JUUL settlement funding.

Dr. Raz Shaikh named chair of Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition

August 24, 2023
Dr. Saame “Raz” Shaikh will start as chair of the Department of Nutrition on September 1. He specializes in the study of how dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and their metabolites regulate immunological and metabolic responses in obesity — and, more recently, in response to environmental exposures.

Who is being screened for intimate partner violence?

August 22, 2023
Despite recommendations from health care organizations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, research led by Dr. Valerie Lewis has found that screenings for intimate partner violence aren’t consistently provided to all patients of childbearing age.

Researchers awarded Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to implement portable ultrasound in Zambia

UNC researchers at the School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, led by Dr. Margaret Kasaro, have received a nearly $3 million award from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to improve access to portable ultrasounds in routine antenatal care in Zambia.

Hincapie-Castillo named Mayday Fund fellow to improve care for chronic pain

August 8, 2023
Dr. Juan Hincapie-Castillo is one of 12 experts in pain science and care recently named as fellows of the Mayday Fund’s Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: Communicating Science & Improving Care.

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