UNC-Chapel Hill named NIOSH Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health®

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.

Partner violence elevates postpartum viral loads in South Africa

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.

Microeconomic interventions show potential to reduce HIV vulnerability among transgender women

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.

The Abstract: September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

Innovative programs awarded $40 million to advance gender equality

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.

Firearm use is more prevalent than thought in intimate partner violence

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.

Drinking among first-year college students decreases during pandemic

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.

Brewer named Distinguished Professor in Public Health at UNC Gillings School

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.

The impact of anxiety and alcohol dependence on HIV therapy: New findings from Vietnam

July 23, 2021
A study of people living with HIV in Vietnam suggests that depression and anxiety can lead to lower rates of antiretroviral therapy adherence. Alcohol dependence can worsen the negative effects of anxiety in a synergistic manner, further contributing to poor therapy adherence.

Gillings School alumni named to Triangle Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list

July 7, 2021
Five alumni of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were honored by Triangle Business Journal as among the Triangle region of North Carolina’s best and brightest business and community leaders younger than 40 years. The 40 under 40 list highlights people who will shape the Triangle for years to come.

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