UNC launches innovative web tool to combat prostate cancer disparities in NC

December 18, 2023
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in North Carolina. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and Carolina Demography are co-leading the effort to improve diagnostic and health outcomes for all North Carolinians with prostate cancer, including Black men and Native Americans, who are disproportionately affected.

Gillings School announces second annual Public Health Communications Fellows

December 14, 2023
Ethan Chupp and Shriti Pant will join the inaugural fellows as they explore public health communication for local N.C. health departments under the guidance of the Gillings School’s marketing and communications team.

Gillings School announces new Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice, new NCIPH director

December 7, 2023
The department will unite the Public Health Leadership Program and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), with the goal of strengthening and elevating the scholarship of leadership and practice at the Gillings School.

Researchers receive $1.2 million grant to improve cancer screening tracking

December 4, 2023
The grant will fund research designed to facilitate more widespread cancer screening and early detection, culminating in reduced cancer mortality. Specifically, the researchers will use data from CIPHR to create new tools based on insurance claims that more efficiently measure and compare cancer screening use across small geographic areas and groups of people.

UNC Gillings employees provide advocacy for School, University peers

November 30, 2023
Staff and faculty from the Gillings School are providing representation on important opportunities, challenges and needs for UNC employees through organizations within the Gillings School and the University at large.

NC Institute for Public Health backs the work of local health departments

With funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, NCIPH leads programs that build a stronger public health workforce.

UNC-led study links exposure to metals in NC well water to preterm birth risk

November 10, 2023
The new study found that in North Carolina, prenatal exposure to certain metals in private well water was linked with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth. 

16 Gillings School undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 6, 2023
Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 150 Nobel Laureates and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders.

Gillings experts advise on NCIOM's 30 strategies to support healthy aging in NC

October 31, 2023
Two Gillings School experts are among an interdisciplinary NCIOM task force that has released 12 actionable recommendations supported by 30 total strategies for improving social connections, falls prevention, food and nutrition security, and mobility among aging North Carolinians.

Gillings MPH graduates propose community building program for LGBTQ+ adults in Durham

October 27, 2023
Three recent Gillings School alumni sought to create a program for positive LGBTQ+ representation and connection in Durham County, North Carolina, in their master's paper project.

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