Positive social ‘nudges’ could encourage more providers to treat opioid use disorder

November 3, 2021
Positive social messaging can encourage more providers to seek training to administer medicine for opioid use disorder, which could lead to more patients gaining access to this life-saving treatment.

16 undergraduates from the Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 3, 2021
Sixteen students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.

The Abstract: November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

Meier receives APHA Mid-Career Award in International Health

October 19, 2021
Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier has been selected to receive the 2021 Mid-Career Award in International Health from the American Public Health Association for demonstrated achievement and commitment to international health promotion and development, as well as demonstrated creativity in expanding the concepts pertinent to the practice of public health with an international focus.

The Abstract: October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

UNC awarded $11.7 million to help providers improve HPV vaccine communication, uptake among adolescents

October 6, 2021
Provider recommendations are key to increasing HPV vaccination rates. A new $11.7 million research initiative, led by UNC Gillings researchers, will equip health care providers with the support necessary to communicate about HPV vaccines more effectively.

Timeline to eliminate cervical cancer varies widely based on wealth

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.

The Abstract: September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

Cold War cache of 100,000 baby teeth provides unique opportunity to understand long-term radiation effects

September 13, 2021
Discovery of a Cold War-era cache of baby teeth, collected during a landmark 1960s study of exposure to radioactive fallout, serves as a rare time capsule that Gillings School alumnus Joe Mangano hopes will increase our understanding of the relationship between radiation exposure and cancer.

Samuel-Ryals honored with prestigious Hettleman award

September 10, 2021
Dr. Cleo Samuel-Ryals, associate professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School, is one of four faculty members who have been awarded the 2021 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.

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