Typical HIV testing efforts fall short in reaching one group of African-American men

July 9, 2019
African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) and have never been tested for HIV are a small group, but they have a significant impact on the HIV epidemic. New research from a faculty member at the Gillings School shows that efforts to end this epidemic must address the different needs of men who have been historically underserved by HIV prevention and treatment efforts.

UNC Gillings researchers look inside ‘black box’ of weight management interventions for young adults

July 2, 2019
In the United States, young adults (aged 18‐35 years) are experiencing the greatest rates of weight gain, paired with increased cancer risk and increasing rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The public health burden among young adults due to obesity is only expected to grow in the future, driving an urgent need for effective weight‐related interventions.

Three Gillings School graduate students selected as 2019 Winston Policy Scholars

June 12, 2019
Allie Atkeson, Adrienne Lloyd and Laura Ellen Powis were among the 19 recipients of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship. Atkeson and Powis are both master’s students in the maternal and child health department, and Lloyd is a master’s student in the health behavior department.

Falsified and substandard medicines are a threat to public health

June 11, 2019
The production and sale of falsified and substandard medicines is a public health pandemic that requires greater national and international oversight, according to a recent review article from a team of public health researchers and industry leaders.

Gillings student explores link between eviction and poor health in new website

May 15, 2019
"Disrupted: Eviction & Health in Durham, NC" is a website and exhibit that offers a glimpse into how eviction often leads to poor health outcomes. The project, which sheds light on this issue in Durham, North Carolina, is the work of Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno, a dual Master’s degree candidate in public health and city and regional planning.

Gillings alumna Felicia Browne receives 2019 Ward Cates Emerging Leader Award

May 14, 2019
Dr. Felicia Browne is an alumna of the Gillings School and a social epidemiologist at RTI International. She also is the winner of an award from the Triangle Global Health Consortium that recognizes young leaders in North Carolina who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the health of the world's communities.

Gillings School’s 79th commencement celebrates the class of 2019

May 13, 2019
More than 550 students were awarded degrees at the Gillings School's Commencement ceremony, with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates all well represented.

Merino and Reese inducted into graduate honor society

May 13, 2019
Merino and Reese, both recent graduates of doctoral programs at the Gillings School, have been inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society.

Maman elected faculty director of Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

May 13, 2019
The Center, which is one of six Rotary Peace Centers worldwide, trains students to become leaders in the fields of peace building and conflict resolution.

Five Gillings School faculty win major awards for teaching, mentoring, research and service

May 10, 2019
Leaders at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced the winners of four of the School’s most prestigious awards.

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