December 14, 2018
Households in Mexico that regularly purchased high quantities of sugar-sweetened beverages purchased significantly fewer of those beverages after a 2014 excise tax was implemented. Drs. Shu Wen Ng and Barry Popkin are study co-authors. Photo by Francesco Gallarotti.
December 14, 2018
Richard Besser, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO, will speak at the Gillings School’s May commencement
December 10, 2018
"We are proud of our association with the UNC Gillings School and its work to make public health a top priority in America," Dr. Besser said.
December 5, 2018
Students from all four Gillings School departments offering the Bachelor of Science in Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.
December 3, 2018
Drs. Adair, Baric, Brewer, Cohen, Evenson, Paerl, Popkin and Surratt were on the Clarivate Analytics list for 2018.
November 28, 2018
The prevalence of optimal metabolic health in American adults is ‘alarmingly low,’ even among people who are normal weight, a new study finds.
November 27, 2018
A team led by Gillings School researchers examined the retail experience of customers of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and identified ways in which the experience of WIC recipients could be improved.
November 2, 2018
Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen, an internationally recognized obesity researcher with an outstanding record of scholarship and leadership, recently was named the Gillings School's associate dean for research.
October 29, 2018 Dr. Stephanie Martin was awarded a one-year, $91,500 Trainee Bridge Fund Award from the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation. The grant will support her work to identify potential interventions to support exclusive breastfeeding among mothers in urban Tanzania.
October 12, 2018
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has been reappointed to a 5-year term as chair of the Gillings School's nutrition department. "I am impressed and highly motivated on a daily basis by the deep dedication and incredible talent of our department's students, faculty and staff,” she said.
October 4, 2018 Approximately 36 percent of adolescents with Type 1 diabetes are overweight or obese. A recent study found that, especially among females in this population, markers of lower socioeconomic status may be associated with higher body fat in the first decade following diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes.