Global News

New study confirms link between maternal phthalate levels, risk of ADHD in children

May 10, 2018
A newly published study of mothers and children in Norway has confirmed an association between high phthalate concentrations in maternal urine and increased risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Bartram, Brocklehurst invited, in new Nature journal, to critique UN’s global goals for water and sanitation

May 9, 2018
Dr. Jamie Bartram and Clarissa Brocklehurst are co-first authors of a paper that reviews implementation targets and indicators for the United Nations’ sustainable development goal for water and sanitation. Their observations were published April 26 in the new open access journal, NPJ Clean Water.

Holzworth named consortium’s Global Health Champion

May 9, 2018
Donald Holzworth, executive in residence at the Gillings School, has been named the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2018 Global Health Champion. The award recognizes career-long commitment to the advancement of global health.

Gillings School researchers join ‘creativity hubs’ to fight obesity, improve water access

May 8, 2018
Eighteen researchers from the Gillings School are part of the two newly awarded Carolina Creativity Hubs, which will leverage interdisciplinary work to fight obesity and improve water access.

Global study examines relationship of prostate inflammation and prostate cancer

April 30, 2018
Dr. Emma Allott has examined global differences in rates of prostate inflammation and considered how the varying rates of inflammation relate to subsequent risk for prostate cancer. Her study findings were published online April 18 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Frances Reuland: A research assistantship paves the way to a career in public health

April 22, 2018
Through her work with Dr. Jamie Bartram at the Water Institute at UNC, senior Fran Reuland discovered her affinity for public health.

Four UNC Gillings students named Phillips Ambassadors

April 18, 2018
Gillings School students William Keith Blanks Jr., Wei Chang, Blythe King and Julie Nguyen will represent UNC in Asia as Phillips Ambassadors.

UNC study suggests DNA methylation as potential biomarker for cervical dysplasia

April 6, 2018
A new study co-authored by researchers in the UNC Gillings School is among the first to assess DNA methylation of imprinted genes as a potential biomarker for the progression of cervical dysplasia.

Tully hopes to serve mothers, infants with innovative new bassinet

March 28, 2018
UNC Gillings’ Dr. Kristin Tully and collaborators are working to have side-car bassinets, specifically designed for mother-infant dyads, available for the U.S. market by 2020.

Expert commentary illuminates differing mental health needs among unique displaced populations

March 28, 2018

Dr. Dilshad Jaff, a Baghdad-trained physician with extensive experience in international conflict zones, responds to a briefing document from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.