September 21, 2021 The resistance that male partners may have toward contraceptive use contributes to barriers in access for women and birthing people seeking family planning resources in Western Kenya.
September 14, 2021 Dr. Marcia E. Herman-Giddens created a fund to continue her work to recognize and prevent the deaths of children at the hands of caregivers. In this interview, Herman-Giddens shares more about her work — which led to statewide laws requiring review of child deaths and inquiries in to what could prevent them — and her reasons for giving. The fund honors the memory of her son, William D. Popper.
NC Medicaid review suggests many infants with prenatal opioid exposure are born to those receiving treatment
September 9, 2021 A new study led by Dr. Anna Austin suggests that, among Medicaid patients in North Carolina, about half of infants with prenatal opioid exposure are born to people receiving medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder – and these babies are more likely to experience better outcomes after birth.
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August 16, 2021 The Abstract: Learn more about the impact of Fast Grants on COVID-19 research. Meet Siani Antoine, who came to the Gillings School from The Graduate School's Summer Undergraduate Pipeline program. Humanitarian Health Fellow Dr. Dilshad Jaff publishes a new article on the effect of chemical weapon usage.
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 9, 2021 New findings from a study co-authored by maternal and child health researchers at the Gillings School and the University of California at San Francisco suggest that crisis pregnancy centers are not meeting the needs of people seeking information on abortion.
July 26, 2021 The Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) has received a $1.97 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, which will renew funding of the department’s National MCH Workforce Development Center for another five years.
July 16, 2021 Maternal and child nutrition researchers are gaining a clearer picture of the role that fathers, grandparents and other family members play in feeding. To develop a holistic approach that considers this family system, experts at UNC-Chapel Hill, including Dr. Stephanie Martin, have contributed to a special compendium of research that could lead to better nutritional results for caregivers and children.
May 20, 2021 To improve breastfeeding rates among Black Americans, Dr. Alexis Woods Barr and graduate student Jacquana Smith have co-authored studies examining the role intergenerational family support networks have in infant feeding practices. This understanding can help shape more empathetic and culturally mindful approaches to public health messaging.