September 12, 2019 Douglas W. Urland has been named director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, effective November 4. “Doug’s recruitment is a tremendous plus for NCIPH,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer.
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September 4, 2019 Dana Weston, a UNC Gillings alumna, has been the president and CEO of UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, North Carolina, since 2015.
August 26, 2019 Health care providers are increasingly aware that social determinants – the conditions in which people live, work and play – have a far greater impact on community health than the care administered to patients in clinical settings. When Atrium Health in Charlotte launched its first community health improvement study in 2016, it asked staff at the Gillings School to map social indicators of health within its 10-county service area.
August 14, 2019 Something was wrong in Iredell County. From 1995 to 2016, the rate of thyroid cancer was more than double the expected rate for the entire state.
July 30, 2019 In March 2016, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act — commonly known as HB2 — became law in North Carolina. While the statewide economic ramifications of HB2 have been well-documented, little attention was given to the ways HB2 might have impacted the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities in the state.
North Carolina tropical cyclone-driven coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth
July 26, 2019 Six of the seven highest precipitation events in coastal North Carolina since 1898 have occurred within the last 20 years.
July 22, 2019 Hospice care provides many benefits to terminally ill patients, including improving quality of life and reducing the burden of symptoms, yet fewer than half of those who die while on Medicare are actually using hospice services.
July 15, 2019 Two new papers co-authored by Dr. Alex White at the Gillings School promote the improvement of oral health by providing better training and support for the practitioners who serve in local communities.
July 1, 2019 An international leader in global water policy, peace and security, Dr. Aaron Salzberg, has been selected as the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor and director of The Water Institute at the UNC Gillings School.
June 12, 2019 The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to run a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss program based on an adapted form of the Mediterranean diet.