Wherever we go, microbes are with us. A new science center will examine the microbial communities of indoor spaces

August 10, 2022
Researchers in a new $26 million center will work to understand and engineer the microbiomes in our homes, workspaces and other built environments.

UNC, NC A&T receive $4M from NIH to increase diversity in nutrition, obesity and diabetes research

August 10, 2022
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $4 million to support a collaboration between the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center that will provide career advancement for nutrition, obesity and diabetes researchers from underrepresented groups and, ultimately, diversify the research workforce dedicated to investigating these chronic conditions.

Holliday to chair NC Board of Dietetics/Nutrition

July 22, 2022
The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition — the licensing board for dietitians/nutritionists and nutritionists in the state — has elected Amanda Holliday to serve as its board chair for 2022-2023.

NIOSH honors UNC OSHERC faculty for program assisting workers with pandemic safety

July 14, 2022
The NIOSH COVID-19 Intergovernmental Personnel Act program, which included work from Drs. Leena Nylander-French and John Staley, was recognized as a finalist for the Bullard-Sherwood Research to Practice (r2p) Award for outstanding applications of occupational safety and safety health research to practice.

Case study shares example of closing health care disparities through antiracist organizing

July 13, 2022
Imagine a world where racial disparities in health care could be virtually eliminated. Actually, there is no need to imagine — it has already happened at a health care center in Greensboro, North Carolina, for Black and white patients with breast and lung cancer.

Public health in practice: A community partnership for youth nutrition

July 12, 2022
The Gillings School's Food Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative team is partnering with the Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center in Duplin County, N.C., to invest in nutrition and education for community youth.

The Abstract: July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022
Gillings alumni Drs. Eric Daza and David Gorelick make an impact in health care leadership, and Dr. Noah Kittner's team secures a grant from the Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia.

Weber publishes 50th paper about coronaviruses and COVID-19

June 23, 2022
Infectious disease expert Dr. David Weber has reached a formidable hallmark: his 50th publication about coronaviruses and COVID-19. His research has played an important role in creating new policies and ways that we can keep ourselves and patients safe in community and hospital settings.

Public health in practice: The NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

June 14, 2022
The NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center engages in public health practice that improves child care throughout North Carolina by training and supporting health professionals who work with programs to assess, plan, implement and evaluate strategies to achieve high quality, safe and healthy child care environments.

Can we reverse the rise in maternal mortality?

June 14, 2022
Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University have joined forces to reverse rising maternal death rates in minorities. They’ve been invited to Oxford University in June to share their insights as part of a systems thinking competition among 44 top student teams from around the world.

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