December 10, 2019 Ten academics from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were recently named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.
December 4, 2019 As part of a comprehensive effort to reduce obesity, Chile now restricts child-directed marketing for products that exceed certain thresholds for added values of sugars, saturated fats, sodium and/or calories. Child-targeted strategies are still allowed for products that do not exceed these thresholds.
November 22, 2019 Thirteen students from UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.
November 21, 2019 New findings from a research team lead by Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis show that weight management challenges faced by adolescents with type 1 diabetes are compounded in young adulthood and influence the habits young people form as they get older.
November 11, 2019 Department of Nutrition alumnus Kevin Travia founded Railcare Health, a nonprofit mobile health care service that is breaking down barriers to primary care access in rural North Carolina communities.
October 28, 2019 According to new findings from researchers at the Gillings School, rice bran has a positive impact on physical growth and healthy microbiomes for infants.
October 17, 2019 “Our study suggests that showing warning labels on sugary drinks is a promising strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic in the U.S.,” Dr. Grummon says. “We found that warnings would reduce obesity prevalence by more than three percentage points. While that number might sound modest, on a national scale it equates to more than five million fewer people with obesity.”
October 9, 2019 Jessica Soldavini is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition who will investigate strategies to address food insecurity and improve dietary quality among low-income populations thanks to a new fellowship.
September 13, 2019 “Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?”
September 3, 2019 Over the summer, students and faculty from the Gillings School joined forces with colleagues from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to conduct a study on water and food insecurity in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.