November 13, 2018
The Gillings School's Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute was awarded more than a half-million dollars by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. to continue its work to promote safe breastfeeding and education services.
Maternal and Child Health News
November 13, 2018
November 10, 2018
Dr. Angela Parcesepe will use a $155,000 training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the impact of substance use and mental disorders on HIV treatment outcomes in Cameroon.
November 9, 2018
A 2004 maternal and child health alumna and longtime N.C. Medical Society member, Mattson has served in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and in the N.C. Division of Public Health's Women’s and Children’s Health Section.
October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.
October 2, 2018 The CDC has awarded a three-year, $2 million research grant to UNC-Chapel Hill's Injury Prevention Research Center to support research on the prevention of opioid overdose. Dr. Shabbar Ranapurwala will lead the research.
September 30, 2018 Dr. Heidi Reynolds will lead MEASURE Evaluation's $48 million USAID project aimed at helping low-resource countries gather and use information to strengthen their health policies and programs and improve the health of their citizens.
Breastfeeding Institute responds to Hurricane Florence with support for infant and young child feeding
September 28, 2018 Hurricane Florence brought heavy rains and catastrophic flooding to parts of North and South Carolina. The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute was among the first responders, helping to ensure that infants and children stayed safe and well-fed in the aftermath of the storm.
September 23, 2018 This fall, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence will publish a special issue, "Preventing violence: The role of public policies in preventing intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and sexual violence." The issue features several articles by Gillings School researchers, including the commentary, "Leveraging Data to Strengthen Campus Sexual Assault Policies," published online Sept. 5. Photo by Ed Yourdon.
September 22, 2018 Drs. Dilshad Jaff and Aunchalee Palmquist are working with global collaborators to improve health services delivery to displaced Yazidi families in Iraq.
September 13, 2018 Sexual minorities in the United States are poorer than are their straight peers, and the income gap is even wider among women, according to research published by Gillings School researchers in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.