November 24, 2021 Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.
November 9, 2021 Carolina faculty helped develop an innovative hospital bassinet that enables breastfeeding and chestfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and mother-infant bonding while improving newborn safety.
November 8, 2021 A team led by Dr. Manish Kumar, an alum of and adjunct assistant professor at UNC Gillings, developed a new resource that brings much-needed clarity to the process of improving digital health capability for public health systems.
October 22, 2021 UNC Gillings alum Michael Wilson cofounded Bellhaven Harm Reduction Centre, the first low-threshold harm-reduction center in South Africa which provides community-based health and harm reduction services for low-income and homeless individuals in Durban, South Africa. A recent mini documentary chronicles the unique relationship between the city, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the local university that made this center possible.
August 30, 2021 The study reports on how frequently COVID-19 spreads to other people living in the same household as someone diagnosed with the illness. The researchers emphasize that having many people living in one household is a major factor in infection risk, which disproportionately affects communities of color.
August 24, 2021 Drs. Mark Sobsey and Steven Meshnick were two early recipients of Gillings Innovation Lab awards that proposed public health improvements to global communities and provided instrumental mentorship to students and faculty at UNC and the Gillings School today.
August 20, 2021 A study in Lancet Global Health, co-authored by a UNC Gillings student, shows the feasibility and acceptance of hepatitis B virus testing, treatment and vaccination programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
May 4, 2021 Five Master of Public Health students were among the E(I) Lab's sixth cohort, recently honored for innovation, entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary collaboration to solve challenges in health care.
April 27, 2021 Gaming features that can drive airline loyalty and inspire people to take more steps during the day have now been integrated into a mobile phone application to enhance HIV care.
February 2, 2021 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students created the I4 Boundary Spanners program to address local COVID-19 concerns by combining data analysis with firsthand community perspectives.