Gillings community members honored with 2022 awards for mentorship, teaching, research and service

April 18, 2022
Four members of the Gillings School community were selected to receive the School’s most prestigious awards: Drs. Andrew Olshan (Larsh Award), Daniel Westreich (McGavran Award), Clare Barrington (Greenberg Award) and Dilshad Jaff (Barr Award).

UNC landmark study paves the way for universal obstetric ultrasound

April 7, 2022
Establishing accurate gestational age with ultrasound early in pregnancy is essential to delivering high-quality care. Yet, the high cost for equipment and the need for trained sonographers limits its use in low-resource settings. A new study introduces a novel opportunity to democratize obstetric ultrasound.

Fewer women with disabilities use modern contraception in India, study finds

March 18, 2022
Women with disabilities in Rajasthan, India, are less likely to use modern forms of contraception compared to other users of family planning services, according to a new study from the Gillings School.

How many steps lead to longevity? Study identifies new daily goals

March 15, 2022
Taking more steps per day can reduce the risk of premature death. This risk levels off around 6,000 to 8,000 for older adults and 8,000 to 10,000 for younger adults, according to a new study that features research from Gillings School epidemiologists.

The Abstract: March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022
Remembering Dr. Theran Riedel and honoring the outstanding achievements of faculty and alumni.

Cash effectively motivates people to get COVID-19 vaccines

March 4, 2022
Guaranteed cash payments are the most effective way to encourage people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new report co-authored by Dr. Noel Brewer in The Lancet Regional Health.

Secret pacts between tobacco companies and retailers are a bad bargain for public health

February 22, 2022
Clandestine agreements between tobacco companies and retailers around the world are heavily incentivizing the sale and promotion of tobacco products and undermining public health efforts to decrease tobacco use.

Women in urban Senegal seek less biased contraceptive access

February 21, 2022
Women in urban Senegal seeking family planning services tend to avoid providers with a bias that would prevent them from acquiring their preferred method of contraception, according to new research from Dr. Ilene Speizer.

Evidence suggests COVID-19 is not transmitted through wastewater

Feburary 16, 2022
There is no proof that people can contract COVID-19 from wastewater, according to a report by Dr. Mark Sobsey published in the Journal of Water & Health.

Looking at the impact of COVID-19 on exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya and beyond

February 14, 2022
An ongoing project reveals a perceived sense of milk insufficiency among mothers in Kenya due to food insecurity caused by the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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