September 30, 2021 Reducing “tobacco swamps” — densely located stores that sell tobacco products — could have a major impact on public health, according to new research.
September 29, 2021 Increasing rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus will lead to a near-elimination of cervical cancer in some communities by 2030, according to recent research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention by a research team that includes Gillings School alumnae and faculty members. However, these projections point to a stark truth: a 14-year delay in areas with higher rates of poverty.
September 20, 2021 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has funded 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®, which promote policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The new Carolina Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health and Well-Being is housed within the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
September 14, 2021 Infants can be healthy and HIV-free when their HIV-positive mothers are healthy. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) is the best way to support this outcome, but barriers including partner violence mean that large numbers of women around the world are unable to continue with ART after giving birth.
September 9, 2021 Dr. Tonia Poteat and colleagues have published research on flexible microeconomic interventions, which can support gender affirming interventions, improve financial literacy and provide non-stigmatizing, living-wage employment for economically vulnerable transgender women. While not focused on HIV, such interventions have the potential to reduce the structural drivers of HIV risk.
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September 2, 2021 The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge awarded $40 million to projects with bold ideas to expand women’s power and influence in the United States. Dr. Nicole Bates, an alumna of the Gillings School, is director of strategic partnerships and initiatives at Pivotal Ventures.
August 27, 2021 In North Carolina, firearm use in incidents of intimate partner violence is much higher than previously thought, even in non-fatal reports.
August 9, 2021 First-year college students reported drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking four months into the coronavirus pandemic than they were before the pandemic started, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
August 6, 2021 Dr. Noel Brewer, professor of health behavior and renowned researcher of vaccine uptake and health decision science, has been named Gillings Distinguished Professor in Public Health.