January 14, 2020 Dr. Taya Jackson Scott, former chief administrative officer and chief of staff at the Morehouse School of Medicine, has been named the new vice dean of the Gillings School, effective January 27.
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December 19, 2019 Two UNC Gillings undergraduates support the work of Durham Volunteer Doulas, a nonprofit that provides free doula training and care to women living in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
December 4, 2019 As part of a comprehensive effort to reduce obesity, Chile now restricts child-directed marketing for products that exceed certain thresholds for added values of sugars, saturated fats, sodium and/or calories. Child-targeted strategies are still allowed for products that do not exceed these thresholds.
NC Medicaid data show progress in state's opioid epidemic, but patients need better access to treatment
November 19, 2019 A new analysis of North Carolina Medicaid data finds that, while important progress is being made in combating the state’s opioid epidemic, more work is needed to increase the rate at which Medicaid enrollees diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder receive effective medications to treat it.
November 18, 2019 North Carolinians who fall in the “Medicaid gap” are less likely to regularly use preventive care and more likely to put off needed care due to cost, finds a new study from the UNC Gillings School.
November 11, 2019 Department of Nutrition alumnus Kevin Travia founded Railcare Health, a nonprofit mobile health care service that is breaking down barriers to primary care access in rural North Carolina communities.
November 7, 2019 New research from UNC Gillings suggests that the simultaneous use of five or more medications may contribute to frailty, which can leave older adults more vulnerable to worsening health outcomes, including hospitalizations, falls, disability and death.
October 24, 2019 Professor Stephanie Wheeler is part of a research team that has received a 4-year, more than $1.87 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of establishing financial navigation services at five rural cancer centers in North Carolina.
October 21, 2019 Five graduates from the Department of Health Policy and Management have been selected to participate in NCHA's inaugural Healthcare Leadership Diversity Mentoring Program, with the aim of creating a culture of inclusion for up-and-coming leaders in the health care field.
October 17, 2019 Incarcerated individuals who were placed in restrictive housing in North Carolina from 2000 to 2015 were 24% more likely to die in the first year after their release, compared to those who were not held in restrictive housing. In addition, people held in restrictive housing were 78% more likely to die from suicide, 54% more likely to die from homicide and 127% more likely to die from an opioid overdose in the first two weeks after their release.