Sanitation innovation holds promise but must consider risks to users

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.

How would electric school bus charging benefit the power grid and environment?

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.

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $65M from NIH for antiviral drug development center

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.

Improving maternal health equity through workforce development at UNC

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.

Water supply portfolios must be viable for all partners

April 5, 2022
The need to invest in large and expensive new water infrastructure represents a significant challenge for water providers, especially given ongoing water affordability issues and the uncertainties associated with future demands and climate change. 

In memory of Fred Pfaender, dedicated teacher and mentor in environmental microbiology

March 23, 2022
The community at the Gillings School remembers the life of Dr. Fred Pfaender, emeritus professor of environmental sciences and engineering, who passed away on March 9 at the age of 78.

Dasgupta develops warnings for tainted street drugs

March 3, 2022
With new grant funding, Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta, will work with colleagues across Carolina to develop systems to detect and issue public warnings about dangerous adulterants in street drugs.

STAT Madness is on

March 2, 2022
Two discoveries from Carolina are competing in this bracket-style national tournament to find the best innovations in science and medicine. Start voting!

Author and activist Edgar Villanueva to speak at Gillings School’s 2022 Commencement

February 18, 2022
Edgar Villanueva, MHA, is an award-winning author, activist and expert on issues of race, wealth and philanthropy. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Gillings School and is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe.

NIH funds $2.8M Gillings research on personalized messaging for weight management app

February 17, 2022
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at the Gillings School develop personalized messaging strategies that nutrition apps can use to nudge users toward modifying behavior to meet their goals.

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