July 3, 2019 Dr. Katherine Tumlinson wants to help women in low-income countries access family planning. "Women must be able to safely achieve their desired family size,” she says, “but health care providers in these countries sometimes discourage family planning use by engaging in negative behaviors."
Maternal and Child Health News
June 26, 2019 “Mental health is a part of public health,” explained Dr. Dilshad Jaff. “In order to assess mental health properly, we also need to evaluate sleep quality.”
June 19, 2019 Dr. Herbert Peterson, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School, was inducted June 15 as a Fellow Honoris Causa of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The ceremony took place at the RCOG headquarters in London.
New awards from The Duke Endowment to Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute will support breastfeeding across the Carolinas
June 12, 2019 ENRICH Carolinas, a project that supports hospitals in improving maternity care practices for mothers and babies, will be expanded across North and South Carolina thanks to awards from The Duke Endowment totaling $5 million.
May 31, 2019 New research from the Gillings School found that only half of opioid treatment programs provide contraception or other reproductive and sexual health services to reproductive-age women enrolled in their programs.
May 13, 2019 More than 550 students were awarded degrees at the Gillings School's Commencement ceremony, with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates all well represented.
May 2, 2019 Funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.
April 29, 2019 The Fellowship program provides students with funding for engaged scholarship projects that are responsive to local or global community priorities and that have an academic connection.
April 16, 2019 Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are useful tools when studying questions related to child maltreatment, as they allow researchers to graphically depict relationships among variables and ensure strong results for informing prevention and intervention strategies. A new paper makes DAGs more accessible to maternal and child health researchers by providing concrete examples of their use.
April 9, 2019 This June, Karar Zunaid Ahsan, MIPH, MSc, will visit Lilongwe, Malawi, to kick off a year of service as a Policy Communication Fellow. He will expand on his extensive international experience by studying how to effectively communicate research findings to influence policy development on a global scale.