The Abstract: July 10, 2023

July 10, 2023
New research from biostatistics, health behavior and nutrition, plus a new grant to study lung cancer screening.

Public health in practice: Fort Liberty military families benefit from new WIC office on base

June 5, 2023
Military families living at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) are now enjoying healthier food thanks to the work of the UNC-supported Fort Liberty Public Health Partnership.

Have you heard of toddler milk? The way it’s marketed may mislead parents

May 22, 2023
Toddler milk is an ultra-processed beverage that the American Academy of Pediatrics calls “potentially harmful” for children — but sales increased 220% from 2005 to 2019. Researchers from UNC are the first to synthesize existing scientific literature around the prevalence of toddler milk use, reasons for use and how marketing trends impact consumer beliefs.

Cervical cancer screening doubles when under-screened women are mailed testing kits

May 11, 2023
UNC researchers found that mailing HPV self-collection tests and offering assistance to book in-clinic screening appointments to under-screened, low-income women improved cervical cancer screening nearly two-fold compared to scheduling assistance alone.

The Abstract: May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023
New honors and research funding for Gillings students and faculty, including De Marco, Parcesepe, Smith Taillie, Ammerman, Sibley and Bartels!

Gillings on the Ground brings collaborative lens to disaster preparedness, response

April 28, 2023
Now in its third year, Gillings on the Ground gives anyone interested in learning more about disaster response the foundational tools and knowledge to get involved in emergency management.

Trivedi and Kurz Goodwin honored with 2023 Gillings teaching assistant awards

April 19, 2023
Purva Trivedi and Celeste Kurz Goodwin have been named the 2023 winners of the Gillings School Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards.

Gillings School honors 8 faculty members for teaching innovation

April 18, 2023
Students at the Gillings School have selected eight faculty members to honor for teaching innovation in the classroom, including Dr. Naim Rashid, Dr. Chantel Martin, Dr. Musa Manga, Dr. Abigail Hatcher, Dr. Melanie Studer, Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, Dr. Anna Kahkoska and Emily Taylor.

7 Gillings students receive Community Engagement Fellowships

April 5, 2023
Seven graduate and professional students in the Gillings School have been selected as 2023 Community Engagement Fellows through the Carolina Center for Public Service.

Two UNC scholars win 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes

March 23, 2023
Dr. Dane Emmerling and Elana Jaffe are the recipients of the 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes, which honors their scholarship to address public issues, engage communities in collaborative processes that produce or apply knowledge, advance service-learning and civic engagement in higher education, and disseminate their work to a broader public.

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