$3.3 million NIMH grant will fund study addressing undervaccination among people with anxiety and depression

February 9, 2023
A $3.3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will fund innovative new research to address high levels of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among individuals with symptoms of anxiety or depression.

The Abstract: January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023
Our work has a global impact! Read about new HIV research with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, a global health workshop on air quality in Africa, and an economic report on the impact of health and science misinformation in Canada.

UNC researchers review FemTech offerings: Which ones are backed by science?

January 30, 2022
FemTech refers to a variety of apps and devices that use technology to improve women's reproductive and sexual health. The sheer number of offerings inspired a team of UNC-affiliated researchers to review hundreds of FemTech companies and their associated clinical trials data.

The Abstract: January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023
Rosamond recognized by American Heart Association for mentorship, Martinez named to virology rising star program and Gillings researchers publish new study on impact of therapeutic diversion units in N.C. prisons.

Scholars present during the first annual Global Health Scholars Symposium

November 23, 2022
The First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium took place on Nov. 11, sponsored by the Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Gillings School. The symposium showcased over 30 investigators from UNC and global sites around the world, including doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

BELIEVE works to improve Black maternal health

November 21, 2022
A collaboration between Carolina and NC A&T is focused on strengthening birthing teams, including lactation consultants and doulas.

Preserving and promoting breastfeeding support in Appalachia

October 26, 2022
As part of a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Gillings nutrition experts partnered with community breastfeeding advocates to co-develop a study exploring the challenges that lactation professionals and supporters experience in Appalachia.

The Abstract: October 24, 2022

October 24, 2022
Amazing honors and new research from Gillings School faculty, students and alumni, who are continuing to be recognized for the impact they make on public health.

The Abstract: September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022
Lin leads new research into COVID-19 vaccine protections, Planey receives funding to study expansion of health systems, West talks climate change with the Weather Channel and Browne receives leadership award.

Research finds reduced prenatal, postpartum care among states with punitive prenatal substance use policies

September 19, 2022
Prenatal and postpartum care for those who engage in substance use during pregnancy is more likely to be delayed or inadequate in states with policies that consider prenatal substance use to be child abuse or that require health care providers to report prenatal substance use to child welfare agencies.

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