New study finds fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in the developing world

August 12, 2018 A new study by Drs. Sachiko Ozawa and James Herrington, and colleagues, found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. In low- and middle-income countries, more than 13 percent of the essential medicines that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population fall in this category. Map design by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Chen selected for AAUW award focused on ‘expanding women’s potential’

August 7, 2018 Elizabeth Chen, doctoral student in health behavior, was awarded an AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. Chen is developing a scale to measure the acceptability of mobile health (mHealth) interventions among teens.

A new threat to immigrants’ health: The ‘public charge’ rule

August 3, 2018 Drs. Krista Perreira and Jonathan Oberlander are co-authors of an article about a proposed federal plan that could have major life and health consequences for millions of immigrant families. Photo by Rutgers School of Nursing.

UNC, RTI International researchers assess US travelers’ knowledge of Zika virus, willingness to take hypothetical vaccine

July 2, 2018 A collaboration between researchers at the Gillings School, RTI International and UNC's School of Medicine has resulted in the first study to assess and compare United States travelers’ knowledge levels about the Zika virus across three regions, as well as their willingness to take a prophylactic Zika vaccine that currently is in development.

Barrington and team win research award for HIV/AIDS project in Guatemala

June 25, 2018 Central America’s first study to critically document the process of creating a community-based clinic for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men has been selected to receive the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations’ (ICASO) 2018 Robert Carr Research Award. Dr. Clare Barrington is the leader of the UNC research team on the collaborative project.

Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination

June 16, 2018 A survey led by Dr. Melissa Gilkey found that parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Students selected as 2018 Winston Policy Scholars

June 10, 2018 Master's students Micaela Acomb, Nisha Vashist and Anna Leonard recently were named 2018 Winston Policy Scholars.

Picture warnings on cigarette packs change behavior because they are upsetting and memorable, study finds

May 31, 2018 In a 2014-2015 study, researchers from UNC Gillings found that pictorial warnings on cigarette packs led to more quit attempts than did text-only warnings. Now, a follow-up study has sought to identify the precise psychological mechanisms that explain why pictorial warnings are so much more effective at changing smokers’ behavior.

Edith Parker, Gillings alumna, named dean of UI College of Public Health

May 24, 2018 Dr. Edith Parker, a two-time alumna of the Gillings School's Department of Health Behavior, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Lytle honored as ‘hall of fame’ alumna at Purdue

May 24, 2018 Dr. Leslie Lytle, UNC Gillings professor of health behavior and nutrition, was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ on May 3 by Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science.

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