February 2, 2021 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students created the I4 Boundary Spanners program to address local COVID-19 concerns by combining data analysis with firsthand community perspectives.
February 1, 2021 Dr. Lisa LaVange has been appointed to the position of chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
February 1, 2021 Dr. Dana Rice, assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been appointed to the position of assistant dean of master’s degree programs.
Five Gillings student selected to receive 2021 Impact Award, Horizon Award for research benefiting North Carolina
January 15, 2021 Five students from the Gillings School are among sixteen UNC graduate students and recent graduate alumni who have been selected to receive The Graduate School’s 2021 Impact Awards and Horizon Awards.
January 13, 2021 The Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School has been the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Center for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health since 2008. In fall 2020, it was redesignated as such for the third time.
January 5, 2021 Dr. Vivian Go is a social epidemiologist who designs, implements and evaluates HIV interventions among marginalized populations in Asia. She has worked for more than 15 years in Vietnam, and both a recent scientific publication and large grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) represent the continuation of her efforts to prevent HIV infection.
January 4, 2021 The U.S. Department of Energy honored Dr. Lindsay Dubbs with a U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative (C3E) Award in the education category this week at the Ninth Annual U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium.
December 4, 2020 Child care workers are among the lowest paid workers in the United States, and they face a variety of health concerns. A 2020 study that sets the stage for a Total Worker Health® approach to improving their health outcomes has been named Paper of the Year by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
ACS/Pfizer grant funds research into racial disparities in breast cancer care quality in North Carolina
December 3, 2020 The grant is part of a national campaign focused on optimizing cancer outcomes for people of color by identifying and eliminating systemic race-related barriers and disparities in the delivery of care that impact outcomes across all cancer types.
December 1, 2020 Droughts disrupt electric power system operations by reducing the availability of hydropower and nuclear power — the latter is vulnerable to insufficient cooling water supply. One result of droughts, then, is an increased reliance on fossil fuel power plants, which emit pollutants that contribute to poor air quality.