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.

For people with diabetes, food insecurity is linked with higher odds of missing work, being hospitalized

July 25, 2022
Three UNC-Chapel Hill researchers studied the associations between food insecurity, health-related missed workdays and overnight hospitalizations among working-age adults with Type 2 diabetes.

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.

Mayer-Davis to serve UNC as dean of The Graduate School

July 22, 2022
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine and chair of the Department of Nutrition, has been appointed dean of The Graduate School, effective September 1.

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.

Shaikh elected to American Society for Nutrition Board of Directors

July 6, 2022
Dr. Raz Shaikh has been named director-at-large for nutrition science mechanisms on the American Society for Nutrition's board of directors.

The Abstract: June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022
Cole receives a prestigious epidemiological research award, Kahkoska aims to study a new approach to T1D glucose monitoring, and Ringel-Kulka publishes a new study on oral hygiene and periodontal health.

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.

17 Gillings School undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 26, 2022
Carolina’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904.

The Abstract: April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022
New honors for faculty and staff and new research on COVID-19 transmission in schools during the spring of 2021.

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