NIH grant to examine human health costs of economic development in Galápagos Islands
October 17, 2017
Dr. Amanda Thompson, PhD, recently was awarded a two-year National Institutes of Health grant to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. Her co-investigators are Drs. Peggy Bentley and Jill Stewart. Photo by Mary Lide Parker.
Ammerman’s public service honored with Thomas Jefferson Award
October 6, 2017
To Dr. Alice Ammerman, public health is public service. This defining outlook was recognized at the Sept. 8 Faculty Council meeting, during which Ammerman accepted the Thomas Jefferson Award.
Awards recognize outstanding postdoctoral researchers, mentors at Gillings School
September 28, 2017
One postdoctoral scholar and two postdoctoral faculty mentors from the Gillings School have received awards from UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Coleman to present ICBL’s Van Deenen Lecture in Helsinki
September 20, 2017
Dr. Rosalind Coleman will deliver the prestigious L. Van Deenen Lecture at the 2018 International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids, to be held in September 2018, in Helsinki, Finland.
Gillings faculty member founds ‘NutriXiv’ publishing platform
September 6, 2017
Dr. Kyle Burger, assistant professor of nutrition, has launched NutriXiv, a free digital archive for nutritional sciences research.
Taxes highly effective as part of comprehensive food-related policies in Chile, study finds
August 31, 2017
More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study co-authored by Gillings School doctoral student Juan Carlos Caro and Drs. Shu Wen Ng, Lindsey Smith Taillie and Barry M. Popkin. Photo by Stephany Duda.
Gillings Merit Scholars and Gillings Dissertation Awards announced
August 29, 2017
Seventeen students were selected as recipients of Gillings Merit Scholarships or Gillings Dissertation Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award funds, established in 2010 to help the Gillings School recruit and support graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, were made possible through the $50 million Gillings gift and are administered through the Gillings School’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office.
School leaders welcome new faculty members, announce promotions
July 27, 2017
This list includes new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period between December 2016 and June 2017.
AICR report: Strong global evidence that alcohol is bad, exercise is good for breast cancer prevention
June 21, 2017
Dr. Stephen Hursting has contributed to a new report about breast cancer risk, finding strong evidence that drinking alcohol increases the risk and vigorous exercise reduces it. Hursting helped generate a report of systematic reviews about diet, nutrition, physical activity and breast cancer that was published by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
JAMA: UNC-Cal Poly online program improves weight loss after childbirth
June 20, 2017
According to a study co-authored by Dr. Deborah Tate, an internet-based weight loss program led to significant weight loss in low-income women during the year following pregnancy. Photo by Mark Stosberg.