UNC researchers examine better treatment delivery options as opioid use disorders continue to increase

June 1, 2022
The number of people dying from opioid use disorder has skyrocketed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Gertner, a recent UNC MD-PhD Program graduate, is focused on finding better ways to provide treatment in order to save lives.

Holliday brings expertise to NC Task Force on Healthy Aging

June 1, 2022
Amanda Holliday is working to address elder food insecurity in North Carolina. An associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Gillings School, she also serves on a new state Task Force on Healthy Aging.

Two public health leadership students receive NC Schweitzer Fellowships

June 1, 2022
Carrie Alspaugh and Jeannie Salisbury from the Gillings School are among 28 graduate students across the state who were selected as North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows.

Gaps in screening leave many NC children at risk of lead exposure

June 1, 2022
Exposure to lead can be harmful to a child's development. A new study led by Gillings School alumna Dr. Elizabeth Kamai suggests that North Carolina's current high-risk screening practices may fail to identify thousands of children with elevated blood lead levels.

Cooperation rewards water utilities

May 25, 2022
Mark Twain is attributed with the quote, “Whisky is for drinking, and water is for fighting over!” But what if, when it comes to urban water utilities, cooperation yields more benefits than going it alone?

Researchers evaluate diagnostic testing landscape for tick-borne disease in the Southeast

May 25, 2022
Tick-borne disease and Lyme are not synonymous, especially in North Carolina. If anything, other pathogens like rickettsia and ehrlichia are much more common, and testing should reflect that, researchers say.

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $65M from NIH for antiviral drug development center

May 20, 2022
Building on the work of READDI, the NIH-funded center will develop oral antivirals to combat pandemic-level viruses like COVID-19.

Gillings researchers receive EPA grant to study PFAS in outdoor air

May 18, 2022
Environmental sciences and engineering researchers at the Gillings School have been awarded nearly $800,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new analytical methods that can improve the detection of emerging air pollutants like PFAS.

Excessive drinking’s growing financial toll in NC outpaced inflation, creating heavy societal costs

May 18, 2022
Excessive drinking cost North Carolinians $9.73 billion, or $2.09 per drink, in 2017 – a 38% increase over excessive drinking costs in 2010.

UNC Gillings-RTI “PHield Trip” highlights institutional partnerships, global health

May 13, 2022
RTI International and the Gillings School recently gave students an in-depth look at the broad impact of their partnership during the school’s annual “Virtual PHield Trip."

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