The key to advancing HIV cure research? Integrating biomedical and sociobehavioral approaches

November 8, 2019
Dr. Karine Dubé’s work underscores the need to combine behavioral and social sciences research methods in the search for a workable regimen to cure HIV.

Pettifor highlights need for stronger adolescent HIV treatment and prevention

October 30, 2019
In a commentary written for The Lancet HIV, Dr. Audrey Pettifor calls for more research into the barriers to care that hinder HIV-positive adolescents from receiving and continuing treatment or even being tested at all.

Rice bran is good for the gut and growth in young children at risk for malnutrition

October 28, 2019
According to new findings from researchers at the Gillings School, rice bran has a positive impact on physical growth and healthy microbiomes for infants.

UNC Gillings School launches Zambia Hub

October 11, 2019
The students, faculty and staff of the Gillings School work in more than 60 countries to address urgent global health challenges. Now, with the launch of a new global hub in Zambia, they have even more opportunities to engage.

Provider perspectives are vital to solving widespread absenteeism in Kenyan health care clinics

October 8, 2019
“Our recent and very preliminary data suggest that between 25 and 50 percent of public sector health care providers in western Kenya are absent at any given time,” says Dr. Katherine Tumlinson.

Palmquist co-authors breastfeeding brief for UNICEF on family-friendly work policies

September 30, 2019
A Gillings School researcher contributes to a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that calls on governments and businesses to invest in family-friendly policies such as paid leave, support for breastfeeding mothers, affordable childcare and the inclusion of child benefits.

Three public health students receive Fulbright awards

September 27, 2019
The recipients are doctoral student Melissa Stockton and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Erin Danford and Abigail Gancz.

FDA approves breakthrough drug to treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

September 4, 2019
Recently, the FDA announced its approval of pretomanid, a new drug developed to treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and treatment intolerant/non-responsive Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) TB. Pretomanid is only the third anti-TB drug approved by the FDA in more than 40 years.

Sharing breast milk is increasingly common, but its impact on infant nutrition is understudied

September 4, 2019
Though many families worldwide turn to various methods of human milk exchange to feed and nourish their infants, researchers have done little to explore the impact of sharing breast milk on infant health outcomes and malnutrition.

Gillings students cross international and disciplinary borders in the Galápagos

September 3, 2019
Over the summer, students and faculty from the Gillings School joined forces with colleagues from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to conduct a study on water and food insecurity in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.

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