July 9, 2019 “Traditional food insecurity trends are not applicable to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.” That’s how Rawan Ajeen, a recent graduate of the Gillings School, summarizes her findings on food insecurity in Yemen.
UNC Gillings researchers look inside ‘black box’ of weight management interventions for young adults
July 2, 2019 In the United States, young adults (aged 18‐35 years) are experiencing the greatest rates of weight gain, paired with increased cancer risk and increasing rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The public health burden among young adults due to obesity is only expected to grow in the future, driving an urgent need for effective weight‐related interventions.
June 12, 2019 The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to run a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss program based on an adapted form of the Mediterranean diet.
May 30, 2019 The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Mayer-Davis has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters focused on the epidemiology of diabetes in youth and young adults.
UNC’s NAPSACC program receives national recognition as “best evidence for impact” on childhood obesity
May 30, 2019 Go NAPSACC, an online version of the program that guides child care providers through a five-step process to help them foster healthy eating and physical activity, currently is in use by 20 states and continues to expand.
May 22, 2019 Each May — National Stroke Awareness Month — people become acutely aware of the enormous challenge that strokes pose for individual well-being and public health. At the Gillings School, researchers and students confront the challenge year-round.
May 21, 2019 Areej Hussein and Hailey Jenkins, both students in the nutrition department, will receive funding toward international research in the Philippines, Russia and Greece.
May 17, 2019 The grant will fund research to address the challenge of scaling up the Med-South Lifestyle Program, an evidence-based diet and physical activity intervention.
May 16, 2019 Dr. Ian Carroll and his team are entering the final year of a $2.3 million grant to study how the intestinal microbiota impacts anxiety and weight regulation.
May 16, 2019 The award recognizes professionals with outstanding contributions to research and/or education related to nutrition, physical activity and weight management in the field of cancer, as well as extraordinary leadership, commitment and service to the American Institute for Cancer Research.