Warnings on sugary drinks could reduce consumer purchasing and consumption

June 3, 2020
Warnings on sugary drinks could reduce a person's intent to purchase and consume them, according to new findings from Dr. Anna Grummon and Dr. Marissa Hall.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Global Outreach

June 1, 2020
The novel coronavirus pandemic has created and magnified health challenges on a global scale. In Africa, alumni Michael Wilson and Dr. Laura Hoemeke are working on both a grassroots and a policy level to protect communities and health care services that are most vulnerable.

New graduate certificate preps students to innovate for public good

May 26, 2020
Solving complex economic, social and environmental problems requires working on interdisciplinary teams. A new nine-credit graduate certificate program, launching in the spring of 2021, will help students learn and practice design thinking and other required skills.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Tracking the Spread

May 18, 2020
The asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 has created a significant challenge for public health experts. Learn how faculty and alumni in epidemiology, health behavior and biostatistics are working to track the spread of the disease through studies, contact tracing, modeling and more.

Gillings team wins student data analysis competition to tackle North Carolina health challenges

May 6, 2020
An interdisciplinary team of doctoral and graduate students – including Mekhala Dissanayake, Erica Zeno, Kathryn Carpenter and Emily Newman – recently won first place in the North Carolina Well-Being Data Analysis Competition.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Voices from the Front Lines

May 4, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Gillings School students and alumni across North Carolina are doing tireless work on the front lines in response to surging health care needs. Students and alumni from health policy and management, the Public Health Leadership Program and health behavior share their stories and experiences.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Leveraging Technology to Address Needs

April 27, 2020
In a time when a pandemic has limited the resources available to meet critical health needs in-person, we have moved into the digital space to seek assistance. In health behavior, students, faculty and alumni are coming together to develop online tools that help health care workers get access to child care and provide mental health support to teens who are feeling increasingly vulnerable. Biostatistics alumnus Andrew Williams is helping to develop software that can assist health care providers in modeling the spread of COVID-19 in order to prepare resources accordingly.

Study estimates COVID-19 mortality rates in South Korea, shares modeling tool

April 21, 2020
In a pre-print study, researchers discuss the mortality burden of COVID-19 in South Korea — one of the first countries to report a case outside of China. They also share a mortality rate modeling approach that relies solely on publicly available data.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Outreach to Vulnerable Communities

April 17, 2020
In Arizona, online MPH student Jeannie Hong is serving dual roles as a U.S. Public Health Service officer and a pharmacist for patients in a Native American and Alaska Native community. Nutrition graduate student Kayla Ferro and her peers are serving vulnerable homeless populations in the heart of Orange County. In Nevada, health behavior alumnus Peter Reed has collaborated on a statewide response plan to help older adults get the services they need while in isolation.

Eight faculty members win 2020 Teaching Innovation Awards

April 17, 2020
Students at the Gillings School voted recently to select eight of the School’s most innovative classroom teachers for the annual Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.

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