May 15, 2019 "Disrupted: Eviction & Health in Durham, NC" is a website and exhibit that offers a glimpse into how eviction often leads to poor health outcomes. The project, which sheds light on this issue in Durham, North Carolina, is the work of Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno, a dual Master’s degree candidate in public health and city and regional planning.
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Rural patients who receive medical care far from home less likely to go to nursing facilities near where they live
April 26, 2019 Many patients who live in rural areas travel to urban hospitals for acute care. A recent study found that many of these patients subsequently obtain post-acute care from skilled nursing facilities that are not near their homes – and the further away the hospital, the less likely patients are to return to their home community for care.
New research shows women potentially can spread Zika virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection
April 18, 2019 Women who are infected with the Zika virus potentially can spread the virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection. The CDC currently says women in Zika endemic areas should not try to conceive for two months following infection, but the new findings bring that recommendation into question.
April 9, 2019 Out of the estimated 395,000 adults who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, only six percent survive to hospital discharge. Despite national efforts to improve this rate, it has remained unchanged for the past 30 years.
April 2, 2019 Dr. Paul Godley, the UNC School of Medicine’s vice dean for diversity and inclusion and an adjunct professor in the Gillings School's Department of Epidemiology, passed away Sunday, March 31.
April 2, 2019 Monitoring the psychosocial experiences of people living with HIV is a key recommendation for conducting clinical trials where participants will have interruptions in antiretroviral therapy. This new development is influenced in part by the contributions of Karine Dubé, a social scientist at the Gillings School.
US News ranks Gillings School top public health school in a public university; tied for #2 among all schools
March 12, 2019
Once again, the Gillings School has been ranked by peer leaders as the No. 1 public school of public health – and No. 2 overall – in the nation. The 2020 rankings were published March 12 by U.S. News and World Report.
March 9, 2019
Winners of the 2019 Impact and Horizon awards include Leah Chapman, Liang Chi, Danielle Gartner, Alex Gertner, Anna Kahkoska, Dana Pasquale, Karen Setty and Paul Shafer.
Communities without access to municipal water are at greater risk of having lead in their drinking water
February 25, 2019
In the study’s test area, 28 percent of households had lead in their kitchen tap water at concentrations above the U.S. EPA's health-based limit of 15 parts per billion, which is similar to the risk in Flint, Mich., during the 2015 water crisis.
January 14, 2019
Marshall, a Gillings School alumnus and international expert in injury prevention research, succeeds Dr. Rachel Wilfert, who served as NCIPH interim director from May 2017 to December 2018.