Class of 1970 celebrates 50 years of reproductive empowerment

October 27, 2020
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1970 from the UNC School of Public Health. The accomplishments of remarkable alumni from that cohort exemplify the School's spirit of public health education and innovation over the past 50 years.

WaSH deficiencies identified in response to COVID-19 require urgent attention

October 19, 2020
A recent review that features work from the UNC Water Institute has shown that deficiencies in water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) strategies are limiting our ability to fight the pandemic.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will make managing droughts more complicated

October 16, 2020
Near-term concerns about the impact the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will have on water availability for Egypt and Sudan are unlikely to materialize, but drought preparedness will require careful coordination, suggests research published by researchers from five major universities.

Viewpoint: Unhealthy food needs prominent warning labels

October 14, 2020
The United States should require prominent warning labels on front-of-product packaging to alert consumers when food products contain high levels of unhealthy nutrients, according to a recent JAMA Viewpoint article co-authored by Gillings School faculty member Marissa Hall.

UNC research uncovers evidence of human susceptibility to emerging coronavirus strain in swine

October 12, 2020
New research from the Baric Lab suggests that an emerging strain of coronavirus known as swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) may have the potential to spread to humans as well.

As COVID-19 highlights obesity’s harms, clear labels on unhealthy foods emerge as key strategy to improve nutrition

October 2, 2020
A new guide offers a roadmap for countries seeking to adopt front-of-package nutrition labels.

Building early warning systems against pandemic threats

August 31, 2020
The nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance has announced its latest program: The Emerging Infectious Diseases Southeast Asia Research Collaboration Hub. This is one of a new group of research centers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and faculty at the UNC Gillings School are key collaborators.

Mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 model provides new tool for COVID-19 discoveries

August 31, 2020
A new COVID-19 mouse model developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill captures many of the features of human disease and has helped advance a vaccine candidate to clinical trial.

Public health education needs a human rights focus

August 19, 2020
Three Gillings School students — representing the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels — and a faculty member co-authored a commentary in The Lancet Public Health on the future of human rights education within the field of public health.

Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine protects non-human primates

August 10, 2020
The development of a safe and effective vaccine is a key step in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of scientists now report that a leading candidate COVID-19 vaccine raises neutralizing antibodies and robustly protects non-human primates against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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