October 3, 2022 “The affordable naloxone shortage is over,” says Dr. Nabarun (Nab) Dasgupta, Gillings Innovation Fellow and senior scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Dasgupta is describing his work with nonprofit organization Remedy Alliance/For The People, which recently shipped the first batches of a new, more affordable version of naloxone — a drug that reverses opioid overdose.
August 16, 2022 With help from the brain training app Lumosity, environmental health scientists found that adult attention spans are significantly lower in the hours and days after exposure to fine particulate matter and wildfire smoke. This finding was especially prominent in the western U.S., where wildfires have been increasing.
August 12, 2022 Gillings faculty have recently completed four GILs, including two from Round 6 of GIL funding and two from the special COVID-19 round of funding. The results of their work have furthered our understanding of energy storage, brain health, environmental exposures, viral transmission, pandemic response and more.
August 10, 2022 Naya Villarreal, MPH — global health associate director for Research, Innovation and Global Solutions and adjunct assistant professor of health behavior at the Gillings School — was part of the prestigious cohort of 2022 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellows.
June 14, 2022 Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University have joined forces to reverse rising maternal death rates in minorities. They’ve been invited to Oxford University in June to share their insights as part of a systems thinking competition among 44 top student teams from around the world.
June 2, 2022 The new technology is estimated to detect cases of trachomatous trichiasis with 92% accuracy.
May 27, 2022 In an invited perspective written earlier this year, UNC Gillings faculty member Dr. Joe Brown weighs innovative strategies for more productive use of human and animal waste with potential negative side effects.
May 25, 2022 In a recent study, faculty member Dr. Noah Kittner contributed to an innovative model that demonstrates how electric school bus charging schedules could aid in energy storage.
May 20, 2022 Building on the work of READDI, the NIH-funded center will develop oral antivirals to combat pandemic-level viruses like COVID-19.
April 19, 2022 The Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to address systemic racism in maternal health and reduce inequities in maternal mortality through workforce training that centers equity.